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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Mystery & Detective / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:249
  • eBook ISBN:9780982734568

Catch a Killer, Save the World

by Mel Goldberg

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Overview

Although his uncle had died fighting Syrians in Israel’s 1948 War of Independence, Jewish detective Aaron Guerevich investigates the murders of two Syrian-American Muslims. His life is put in jeopardy when he discovers a secretive anti-Arab vigilante group. He runs into ethnic opposition from Jews and Muslims alike. Jews claim he disgraces the memory of his uncle and Muslims call him a Zionist. In a surprising revelation that eases the ethnic tensions, he uncovers a long-hidden connection between his uncle and the family of the slain Muslims.

Description

Jewish detective Aaron Guerevich’s life is put in jeopardy when he discovers a secretive anti-Arab vigilante group called SAFE (Save America First Everywhere). Investigating the murders of two Syrian Muslim store owners in Scottsdale, Arizona, he runs into ethnic opposition from Jews and Muslims alike. Jews claim he disgraces the memory of his uncle who died in Israel’s 1948 War of Independence. Muslims call him a Zionist who is biased against Arabs. In a surprising revelation that eases the ethnic tensions, he learns a long-hidden truth about his uncle and the family of the slain Muslims.

About the author

Mel taught high school and college literature and writing in California, Illinois, Arizona and as a Fulbright Exchange Teacher at Stanground College in Cambridgeshire, England. He has published one novel, Choices (2003) and one book of detective short stories, A Cold Killing (2010). He has also published a book of haiku, A Few Berries Shaken From the Tree (2011), in Spanish & English as well as English only. He has two books of poetry, If We Survive (2012) and Memories (2013). After he met his life partner, professional artist Bev Kephart, they sold most of their possessions to travel in a small motor home for seven years throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico. They now live in the village of Ajijic in Jalisco, Mexico. His stories and poetry now appear online and in print in The United States, The United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, and Mexico.