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From the PublisherThe New York Times Book Review Having created a highly intelligent detective to handle the brainwork in this series, Mr. Rosenberg does not waste that shrewd and subtle mind. Cohen's melancholy ruminations on the state of Jerusalem provide real insights into the complicated political realities of this unhappy region.
Publishers Weekly Rosenberg's mystery derives its Considerable appeal less from the puzzle than from simply putting an intelligent, observant man in the middle of a complex, volatile society and giving him something to be curious about.
Rocky Mountain News (Denver) More plot packed in than three other books combined an informative and compelling story of modern Israel.
Booklist [Rosenberg] explore[s] both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in rich detail, from extremist politics to seedy nightlife. Wracked by true believers of every stripe, Israel has become an ideal setting for crime fiction, and Cohen, the detective perpetually Caught in the crossfire, makes a wonderfully resonant hero.
Kirkus Reviews Writing in the shadow of the Hebron massacre, Rosenberg's chilling vision of a dozen warring national and religious parties has been confirmed rather than dated by the Rabin assassination.
Chicago Tribune This season's gift.
Detroit Free Press The atmosphere is potent. Rosenberg beautifully evokes funky, bustling, Western-looking Tel Aviv in contrast with the fascinating powder keg of Jerusalem. House of Guilt is also a powerful indictment of religious extremism in Israel and the politicians who let it thrive.