Hip Set

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September 1, 2019

Oscar Orleans is a Con­golese refugee in Israel. He’s also the only Hebrew-speak­ing liai­son to the African refugee com­mu­ni­ty liv­ing in Tel Aviv’s worst slum. When his old friend Inspec­tor Kobi Sam­bin­sky of the Asy­lum Unit calls him ear­ly on Shab­bat morn­ing, he knows some­thing is wrong. A young South Sudanese immi­grant, bare­ly eigh­teen years old, has been found mur­dered in the city’s most icon­ic water­front build­ing. He is a recent arrival, and no one can quite place his ori­gins. The only clue is his unusu­al name, Kinga, which he shared with both anoth­er refugee from eight years ear­li­er and a con­tro­ver­sial polit­i­cal fig­ure in South Sudan’s most dan­ger­ous war­ring fac­tion. Togeth­er, Inspec­tor Sam­bin­sky and Oscar Orleans must ven­ture into the heart of Tel Aviv’s secre­tive Sudanese under­ground, Israel’s hyper-vio­lent Russ­ian mob, and a mys­tery that has been lying dor­mant for years near the shores of the Dead Sea.

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