The Lie

Scribe Publications
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A devoted mother, soon-to-be divorced wife, and the attractive lover of an American television correspondent, Dahlia Barr is a brash and successful Israeli attorney famous for defending Palestinians accused of terrorism. One day, to her great surprise, the national police approach Dahlia with a proposition: Join us, and become the government’s primary arbiter for when the use of harsh interrogation methods on prisoners — some would say torture — may be allowed. Dahlia has no intention of permitting the police to use this weapon of last resort.

Then, one horrible day, Dahlia’s son Ari, a 20-year old lieutenant in the Israel Defense Forces, is kidnapped by Hezbollah terrorists, taken to a secret location, and tortured. And the one man who may hold the key to Ari’s rescue is an old acquaintance of Dahlia’s, currently locked in an Israeli jail. A thrilling story, pulsing with insight into the inner-workings of the human heart, The Lie is the unforgettable story of human beings on both sides of the terror equation whose lives turn out to share more than enmity.

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About the author

Hesh Kestin was for two decades a foreign correspondent, reporting from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa on war, international security, terrorism, arms dealing, espionage, and often equally shadowy global business. Formerly a London-based European correspondent for Forbes, he is an eighteen-year veteran of the Israel Defense Forces. His articles have appeared in Newsday, The Jerusalem Post, Ma’ariv, and Playboy. The father of five children, Kestin lives close to New York City in a very quiet village, and likes it that way.

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Publisher
Scribe Publications
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Published on
Jun 30, 2014
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Pages
240
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ISBN
9781925113273
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Espionage
Fiction / Thrillers / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Political
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Science / Physics / General
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A provocative thriller about a dynamic Israeli lawyer—famous for defending accused Palestinians—whose views are tested when her own son is taken captive by Hezbollah: “The Lie is what great fiction is all about” (Stephen King).

Dahlia Barr is a devoted mother, soon-to-be divorced wife, lover of an American television correspondent. She is also a brash and successful Israeli attorney who is passionate about defending Palestinians accused of terrorism. One day, to her astonishment, the Israeli national police approach Dahlia with a tantalizing proposition: Join us, and become the government’s arbiter on when to use the harshest of interrogation methods—what some would call torture. Dahlia is intrigued. She has no intention of permitting torture, but can she change the system from within? She takes the job.

As Dahlia settles into her new role, her son Ari, a twenty-year-old lieutenant in the Israel Defense Forces, is kidnapped by Hezbollah and whisked over the border to Lebanon. The one man who may hold the key to Ari’s rescue is locked in a cell in police headquarters. He is an Arab who has a long and complicated history with Dahlia. And he’s not talking. Yet.

A nail-biting thriller that “will stay with you” (The New York Times Book Review), The Lie is an unforgettable story of human beings on both sides of the terror equation whose lives turn out to share more in common than they ever could have imagined. “An utterly riveting thriller that is likely to rank as one of the year’s best…The Lie has everything: memorable characters, a compelling plot, white-knuckle military action, and an economy and clarity of prose that is direct, powerful, and at times beautiful” (Booklist, starred review).
Dahlia Barr – adwokat specjalizująca się w obronie Palestyńczyków oskarżonych o terroryzm – staje przed dramatycznym wyborem pomiędzy ochroną swojej rodziny a obroną wartości, którymi dotychczas kierowała się w życiu. Jest rozwódką, oddaną matką, kochanką amerykańskiego korespondenta telewizyjnego, kobietą piękną i bezczelną. Pewnego dnia otrzymuje nietypową i intrygującą propozycję od przedstawicieli izraelskiego aparatu bezpieczeństwa: jako niezależna ekspertka ma oceniać zasadność stosowania tortur podczas przesłuchań.

W tym czasie jej syn Ari, dwudziestoletni porucznik Izraelskich Sił Obronnych, zostaje porwany przez Hezbollah i przerzucony na terytorium Libanu. Jedyny człowiek, który stanowi klucz do odbicia Ariego, przebywa w areszcie. Nazywa się Edward Al-Masri, jest profesorem, aktywistą i dziennikarzem. Mężczyzna nie chce mówić. Na razie...

„Wciągająca lektura, angażująca zarówno umysł, jak i emocje. Wartka akcja, aktualny temat, bohaterowie z krwi i kości. To opowieść o kłamstwach, które powtarzamy, dopóki nie staniemy twarzą w twarz z prawdą, a także o podzielonych krajach, narodach i... sercach. Lektura tej książki była dla mnie głębokim przeżyciem. „Kłamstwo” pokazuje, co jest najważniejsze w dobrej beletrystyce”.
Stephen King

„»Kłamstwo« czyta się jednym tchem. Ta książka wręcz kipi od emocji i niemal do ostatniej strony trzyma w napięciu. Oto przedstawiciel nowego pokolenia thrillerów politycznych”.
David Goodwillie, autor „American Subversive”
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