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Author: Robert Littell Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2005 ISBN: 9781483056494
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An Israeli government minister is assassinated in the home of his mistress. Days later, Elihu, an aging and decorated Mossad officer, leads his final raid, killing a Hamas leader in his bed while barely escaping with his own life.

Out of this familiarly cyclical scenario, the action moves into the near future, when the global community, united under the leadership of a visionary female president of the United States, brokers a major compromise between Israel and the Palestinian authority in order to snuff out the violent flashpoint of global terrorism. It seems to work until a well-known fundamentalist rabbi is taken hostage by a legendary Palestinian terrorist.

Ferociously suspenseful and brilliantly topical, Vicious Circle breaks down an entire culture of violence into the corrupted consciences that embody it.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Littell’s is one of the most talented, most original voices in American fiction today, period.”

    Washington Post

  • “A searing, thrilling, intelligent and often blackly funny book...[by] the finest American writer of espionage fiction.”

    John Connolly, author of The Black Angel

  • “Scott Brick especially excels in the way he handles the wry exchanges between captor and captive. As one listens, one realizes how much these supposed opposites are alike.”


  • “Littell’s latest brainy thriller probes very near the heart of the time-worn conflict over a land made and kept holy through regular libations of martyrs’ blood…Must reading for fans of high-end thrillers.”


  • “A suspenseful and serious thriller.”


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Staff | 9/27/2013

    " Decorated Mossad officer Elihu works to hunt down a legendary terrorist who has taken a high-profilefundamentalist rabbi hostage. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 8/5/2011

    " A fast-paced and good plot read set within the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sesh | 5/22/2010

    " A hard-eyed look at the Israel-Palestine issue, with a surprising turn. Littell draws you into the drama, and the scenes are so vivid and intimate that you feel as if you are right in the middle of everything. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 12/24/2007

    " Very fast moving. Helps give some insight to the Israeli/Palestine conflict through the dialog between hostage and hostage taker. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffrey | 9/6/2007

    " Very good! Fun read with interesting ideas on the madness in the Middle East. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carey | 1/6/2007

    " Love reading about the Israeli / Palestinian conflict and this was an interesting take on it. Fairly believable characters, great plot.. "

About the Author

Robert Littell’s novels include the New York Times bestseller The Company and many others. A former Newsweek journalist, he makes his home in France.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, an acclaimed voice artist, screenwriter, and actor, has performed on film, television, and radio. He attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks. winning won more than fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.