Hear, O Israel

Hear, O Israel

by Sam Jon Wallace


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Hear, O Israel by Sam Jon Wallace

In a time when Israel is growing more isolated in the Middle East and is fearful of a nuclear armed Iran, Noa Kagan, an MIT-trained scientist and strong-willed daughter of a socialist kibbutz upbringing, loses her only son when he is killed in combat. Deranged by grief and anger, she sets out to embarrass the right-wing Israeli government she blames for his death by breaking the country's most sacred taboo: she leaks information about Israel's top-secret nuclear weapons program to Alan Raskin, an American journalist whom she has seduced. The couple are soon hunted down by the Shin Bet, Israel's secret police, in the person of Gavri Gilboa, a haunting figure from Noa's past. The intertwining of their three lives comes to a tense conclusion in a chase that takes them across the Mediterranean.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578096353
Publisher: Puna Press
Publication date: 01/19/2012
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Sam Jon Wallace is a pseudonym for Don McNeill, who was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, and was educated there at Prince of Wales College and Memorial University. Leaving Newfoundland he attended Nova Scotia Technical University and Oxford University. He was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and a Neiman Fellow at Harvard University. He is an award-winning journalist - George Polk Award, Emmy Award - who started his career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and then worked in Moscow and the Middle East as a correspondent for CBS News. He covered the collapse of Communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe for Christian Science Monitor television and taught for a decade at Boston University's journalism school. He has published a book of stories under his own name - Submariner's Moon, Oberon Press, 1996 - and has published stories in literary magazines and in Best Canadian Short Stories, 2001. He presently resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife, Sandra Allik, an artist.

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