M. B. Rees' third of the Omar Yussef Mysteries, The Samaritan's Secret, is more polished in the mystery aspect of the story than A Grave In Gaza, the previous book in the series - exactly what I was hoping to find. The plot weaves so many secrets together, and are exposed in such a way that the denouement simmers down perfectly, to the very last pages of the story. Of course, as with A Grave In Gaza (I have yet to read the first book in the series), the characters are as human as any of us, yet provide outsiders with a personal glimpse into the generational conflicts and pressure of power and corruption in a Palestine both occupied and struggling to survive within its own limitations. What is dearly important in, and I think part of the success of the Omar Yussef Mysteries is the individuation of Palestinian people, albeit fictional, from the impersonal and fragmented nature of news reporting.
Causes Jonathan Winters Supports
Environmental and social justice causes. Educational causes through interpersonal relationships