If you want to discover a great book that none of your friends has read, you'd be hard-pressed to top this unconventional spy story in which four lives intersect in clever and terrible ways. Minotaur casts a spell with its Mediterranean ease and character-driven suspense.— From Cody
On the day of his forty-first birthday, an Israeli secret agent encounters a beautiful, young English woman. He immediately recognizes her as the woman he has been searching for all his life, the one he has loved forever. Though they have never met, he is certain that she is an essential part of his life's destiny. Using all the tricks of his trade and his network of contacts, he takes control of her existence without ever revealing his identity. Alexander Abramov's desperate, dangerous love for a woman half his age consumes everything in its path: time, distance, and rival suitors. Only his own story of a life conditioned by isolation, distrust, and murder can explain his devastating manipulation of the woman he professes to love.
About the Author
Benjamin Tammuz was born in Russia in 1919 and immigrated to Palestine with his family at the age of five. He studied Law and Economics in Tel Aviv and later attended the Sorbonne in Paris, where he studied Art History. Tammuz was a sculptor as well as a diplomat and a writer, and was for many years the literary editor of the Ha'aretz newspaper. His numerous novels and short stories have been widely translated from the Hebrew and have received several literary prizes. Benjamin Tammuz died in 1989.
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