Nights of Awe

Nights of Awe

Book - 2012
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During the period known as the Days of Awe that lead up to Yom Kippur, Ariel Kafka, inspector in the Violent Crime Unit of the Helsinki police and one of two Jewish policemen in Finland, is confronted with the most difficult case of his career. Two Arabs are killed near the capital and shortly after Kafka discovers two more bodies at an Iraqi-owned garage. Are these deaths evidence of gang warfare or international terrorism? When it transpires that an Israeli minister will make an unofficial visit to Helsinki, matters become truly complicated. The Finnish Security Police and Mossad all have a role to play and Kafka is on a trail that leads back to his youth.
Publisher: London : Bitter Lemon Press, 2012
Description: 252 p. ; 20 cm
ISBN: 9781904738923
1904738923
Branch Call Number: Nyka
Additional Contributors: Nykänen, Harri
London, Kristian

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Oleq
Mar 11, 2016

Great plot, combining elements of Mordecai Richler (Jewish relatives) and John LeCarre (terrorism and counter-terrorism).

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KBesserman
Mar 09, 2014

Excellent story. Fast paced and a true page turner. Interesting take on the small Finnish jewish community.

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mz4bibliofile
Jan 16, 2014

Nights of awe was a wonderful surprise for me as I had no idea that I was reading a book right up there with Steig Larsson. What a well-crafted book full of multi-dimensional characters, twists and turns in the plot as well as humor and empathy. This is the first of Ariel Kafka books and I really can't wait for addtional books in the series to be translated into English. I hope the author, Harri Nykanen, receives the acclaim and recognition he deserves!!

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