“Only the Dead Know Peace is a powerhouse book. An adrenaline-fueled epic that is authentic, propulsive, timely, and unforgettable. It will keep you on the edge of your seat till the very last page.” – Don Winslow, New York Times bestselling author
In the spirit of The Cartel, The Little Drummer Girl, and I Am Pilgrim, Alberto Mansur’s debut thriller offers a bracing, wide-angle portrait of the fence dividing Israel and Palestine, the most controversial border on earth. It follows a diverse cast of characters as they fight for love, belief, country, and power.
In Israel and Palestine, religious and political tensions are boiling, threatening to explode an untenable status quo. A renowned baker and his son are at odds, one turning his back on Allah, the other determined to prove himself worthy of God’s love. A rich playboy shatters his life in the States and joins Israel’s special forces searching for purpose and meaning. An Israeli vixen with a tragic past and a penchant for violence finds herself torn between her work for the Russian mob and the people she loves. And a charismatic Jewish leader starts a movement with the most surprising goal of all.
In Only the Dead Know Peace, these characters and more touch each other’s lives as they weave a tangled web of passion, violence, intrigue, and political and religious manipulation.
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“Only the Dead Know Peace is a pulse-pounding thriller that combines taut, muscular prose with a panoramic view of the Israel-Palestine conflict. The lives of a playboy, baker, journalist, and mobster intertwine in a conflict where the stakes are larger than any of them can imagine. Mansur has done the near-impossible in this tightrope of a novel—he makes us wrestle with all notions of right and wrong, love and hate, in this world and the next.”
Martin Ott, former US Army interrogator and author of Shadow Dance