A Grave in Gaza

A Grave in Gaza

An Omar Yussef Mystery

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Random House, Inc.
Praise for the Omar Yussef series:

The Collaborator of Bethlehem is readable and literate, and offers a vivid portrait of Palestinian life today.”—The Washington Post

“Matt Beynon Rees has taken a complex world of culture clash and suspicion and placed upon it humanity.”—David Baldacci, author of The Collectors

“Omar’s probe of a West Bank ruled by political intrigue, religious hatred, and militia thugs lets ex-TIME Jerusalem Bureau Chief Rees make the Mideast conflict personal.”—Entertainment Weekly

The Collaborator of Bethlehem is the best—and the rarest—sort of mystery: exciting and compelling, but it is also a deeply moving story that will, for many readers, shed much light on the conditions in the Palestinian territories.”—David Liss, author of The Ethical Assassin and A Conspiracy of Paper

“Uncovers the gritty, often disturbing human realities of life in Palestinian society. . . . [Rees] gives his characters heart as he gives his readers a thrill.”—TIME.com

“An evocative, compassionate tale.”—San Francisco Chronicle

As he tries to save the lives of two men, Omar Yussef is confronted with the corruption and violence of Gaza’s warring government factions and the criminal gangs with which they are connected.

Matt Beynon Rees was born in South Wales. He was previously the Jerusalem bureau chief for TIME magazine, where he is currently a contributor. He is the author of one previous mystery in the Omar Yussef series, The Collaborator of Bethlehem, and the nonfiction work Cain’s Field: Faith, Fratricide, and Fear in the Middle East. He lives in Jerusalem.

Perseus Publishing

Praise for the Omar Yussef series:

The Collaborator of Bethlehem is readable and literate, and offers a vivid portrait of Palestinian life today.”—The Washington Post

“Matt Beynon Rees has taken a complex world of culture clash and suspicion and placed upon it humanity.”—David Baldacci, author of The Collectors

“Omar’s probe of a West Bank ruled by political intrigue, religious hatred, and militia thugs lets ex-TIME Jerusalem Bureau Chief Rees make the Mideast conflict personal.”—Entertainment Weekly

The Collaborator of Bethlehem is the best—and the rarest—sort of mystery: exciting and compelling, but it is also a deeply moving story that will, for many readers, shed much light on the conditions in the Palestinian territories.”—David Liss, author of The Ethical Assassin and A Conspiracy of Paper

“Uncovers the gritty, often disturbing human realities of life in Palestinian society. . . . [Rees] gives his characters heart as he gives his readers a thrill.”—TIME.com

“An evocative, compassionate tale.”—San Francisco Chronicle

As he tries to save the lives of two men, Omar Yussef is confronted with the corruption and violence of Gaza’s warring government factions and the criminal gangs with which they are connected.

Matt Beynon Rees was born in South Wales. He was previously the Jerusalem bureau chief for TIME magazine, where he is currently a contributor. He is the author of one previous mystery in the Omar Yussef series, The Collaborator of Bethlehem, and the nonfiction work Cain’s Field: Faith, Fratricide, and Fear in the Middle East. He lives in Jerusalem.


In Gaza, death lurks around every corner.


Blackwell North Amer
After his former boss was killed by a bomb, Omar Yussef became the principal of the UN school near Bethlehem where he teaches. Now he travels with his new boss, a Swede named Magnus Wallender, to inspect UN schools in the Gaza Strip. Upon arriving, they learn that a UN teacher has been arrested. The authorities are accusing him of collaborating with the CIA, a charge his wife vehemently denies.
While Omar Yussef and his colleagues are attempting to secure the teacher's freedom, Wallender is kidnapped by the Saladin Brigades, the most powerful gang of gunmen in the Gaza Strip. When a different UN official is subsequently killed, the UN withdraws its foreign staff from Gaza, leaving Omar Yussef alone to try to save these two men. To do so he must confront the corruption and violence of Gaza's warring government factions and untangle the links between the teacher's arrest, the kidnapping of his colleague, the murder of an officer in one of the Palestinian security services, and a stolen missile.

ABC Art Books Canada Distribution
As he tries to save the lives of two men, Omar Yussef is confronted with the corruption and violence of Gaza's warring government factions and the criminal gangs with which they are connected.

Baker
& Taylor

During a trip to the Gaza Strip with his new boss Magnus Wallender, Omar Yussef, principal of a UN school near Bethlehem, becomes entangled in a web of murder, kidnapping, corruption, and violence.

Publisher: New York : Soho Crime/Soho Press, c2008
ISBN: 9781569474723
1569474729
Characteristics: 340 p. : map ; 20 cm

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SandraLH
Mar 03, 2017

Enjoy Matt Rees writing style, but this one wasn't as enjoyable after reading three previous Omar Yuseff books, which I really enjoyed, the theme is getting a bit tired and slightly depressing as Omar is always tired and worn out in every book. Alot of tragedy, but insightful depicting what happens in the Middle East as the author, originally from Wales, actually lives there.

multcolib_susannel Aug 08, 2016

When Omar Yussf and Swedish UN colleague,travel to the Gaza Strip to inspect schools, they get caught up in the case of a fellow teacher who has been falsely imprisoned.

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toby1kenobi
Jul 04, 2011

This is a great read. Fascinating in how it depicts the various forces at work in the Gaza Strip, both good and bad. The characters that Rees presents are rich and have depth. Again a really good read.

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