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.
- From the Publisher
September 1, 2019
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