Asylum City: A Novel (Paperback)

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In this edgy thriller from the #1 international bestselling author of Lineup, which was described by New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder as "a marvel of tight plotting, spare prose, and relentless pacing," a young police officer's investigation of a murder plunges her into the dark underworld of Tel Aviv.

When young social activist Michal Poleg is found dead in her Tel Aviv apartment, her body showing signs of severe violence, officer Anat Nachmias is given the lead on her first murder investigation. Eager to find answers, the talented and sensitive cop looks to the victim's past for clues, focusing on the last days before her death. Could one of the asylum seekers Michal worked with be behind this crime?

Then a young African man confesses to the murder, and Anat's commanders say the case is closed. But the cop isn't convinced. She believes that Michal, a tiny girl with a gift for irritating people, got involved in something far too big and dangerous for her to handle.

Joined by Michal's clumsy yet charming boss, Anat is pulled deep into a perplexing shadow world where war victims and criminals, angels and demons, idealists and cynics, aid organizations and criminal syndicates intersect. But the truth may be more than Anat can handle, bringing her face to face with an evil she's never before experienced.

Praise For…


“A taut, engaging…murder mystery.…Well-plotted.…A treat for mystery fans who enjoy variety in their whodunit settings-or who simply savor a good yarn.”

“Shoham’s second book, following the excellent Lineup…profits from the strong sense of foreboding that runs throughout the tale.”

“Liad Shoham’s latest book, Asylum City, has a riveting plot that involves a mystery based around social issues…. A fast-paced and riveting novel that is more than just a crime story. It is a gripping thriller with engaging characters and an informative storyline.”

“An amazing thriller…. Extremely well-written, this plot is one that will stay in the memory for a good, long time to come.”

“Liad Shoham takes no prisoners in Asylum City.”

“Another triumph.”

“Liad Shoham is one of Israel’s leading crime writers and this may well be his best effort to date.”

“[A] carefully crafted tale of deceit and betrayal.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062237545
ISBN-10: 0062237543
Publisher: Bourbon Street Books
Publication Date: December 1st, 2015
Pages: 336
Language: English