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Author: Neil Gordon Narrator: Cynthia Nixon, Tony Shaloub Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 1995 ISBN: 9780743540513
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In the tradition of John Le Carre...a stunning debut thriller.

A legacy of shadows...

Luke Benami thought his father Yossef was the great man the world said he was: professor, general, Israeli national hero. Luke also thought his brother Danni was the prodigal his family said he was: army deserter, political exile, criminal. But when his father's sudden death compels Luke to return to Israel, he is forced to begin a dangerous investigation into the history of his family and his homeland.

To discover the truth, Luke must find his estranged brother, who has disappeared from Paris where he deals antiquities on the illegal market. Awaiting Danni's return, Luke soon finds himself both a witness to and perpetrator of murder. His victim may be his brother.

Meanwhile, a young Austrian woman named Natalie Hoestermann discovers information about her own father's past that also compels her to search for Danni Benami. As Luke and Natalie travel on their parallel paths across Europe, they slowly realize that their fathers' pasts are not, as they had always believed, stories of Israeli heroism and German guilt, but something much more complex and disturbing, buried deep in the time of the Holocaust. Download and start listening now!


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  • Sacrifice of Isaac is deft, finely written and put together with a rare assurance and maturity…One is completely held by the deepening mystery and the counterposing themes of love and betrayal, filial duty and patriotic fervor, moral certainty and loss of faith.” 

    New York Times Book Review

  • “One of the most intellectually sophisticated thrillers this reviewer has ever read.” 

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Extraordinary…Sacrifice of Isaac immediately vaults Neil Gordon into the company of John le Carré and Graham Greene.” 


  • “Brilliantly narrated, psychologically acute…Sacrifice of Isaac reads like an Amos Oz novel translated by John le Carre.” 

    Entertainment Weekly

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About the Author

Neil Gordon was born in South Africa in 1958. He earned two Hopwood Prizes for fiction while completing his bachelors degree at the University of Michigan and holds a PhD in French literature from Yale. He worked for many years at the New York Review of Books, Washington Post, and Boston Review and is currently dean of the American University of Paris.

About the Narrators

Cynthia Nixon is an actress best known for her role in the popular television series Sex and the City. She has received two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Emmy Awards, a Tony Award, and A Grammy Award. Nixon lives with her wife and three children.

Tony Shalhoub’s performance as Adrian Monk in the television series Monk earned him three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. He has also appeared in numerous films.