Released on 25 October 2012.

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Sacrifice of Isaac

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Luke Benami is twenty-six years old when his father's sudden death compels him to return to Israel from America. Until now, he believed that his father was a great man, an Israeli national hero, and that his brother was the army deserter and criminal his family said he was.

But as he searches for his estranged brother, he begins a dangerous investigation that will challenge every certainty - about his father, his brother and his homeland.

Spellbinding and provocative, Sacrifice of Isaac is a thrilling novel about personal and political choices that probes the dark history of modern Israel.

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This is the best kind of page-turner: one that reads well and that offers psychological examination of its characters' motivations and plenty of occasion for the reader's own private reflection
San Francisco Chronicle
Sacrifice of Isaac is deft, finely written and put together with a rare assurance and maturity
New York Times
Extraordinary . . . Sacrifice of Isaac immediately vaults Neil Gordon into the company of John Le Carré and Graham Greene