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Kindle Edition, 19 pages
Published May 10th 2011
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Judie
Aug 30, 2013 Judie rated it it was amazing
This short story is available free today at http://www.mattrees.net/2013/08/30/fr....



Omar Yussef is the protagonist of Matt Rees’s detective stories set in the Palestinian territories. A school teacher and unwitting detective, he was used to Palestinian rioting and intrafighting. He is an excellent observer of what is happening to his people. Through him, we get a different perspective on what is going on and its causes than is reported in the mainstream media. At the end, we are left with more
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Richard
Sep 02, 2013 Richard rated it liked it
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Engaging short story set in Damascus where Omar Yussef has gone for a student re-union. However the tension of the moment, a Syrian uprising brings issues from their student past. Old friends meet and old scores may be settled, either in the spirit of forgiveness or the violence of the moment.
Suzan
Jul 02, 2012 Suzan rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this return to the world of Omar Yussef. I enjoy the books and will shortly be enjoying the new full length story when it arrives as well. This was only a short story but enjoyable. It revolved around Omar's class reunion in Damascus where the troubles are still active and he witnesses the murder of an ex-classmate by another. There is no major mystery solving though a couple of events from their student days are brought up and an unknown truth is revealed. It was just a breif ...more
Rod
Nov 08, 2011 Rod rated it liked it
An interesting look into Palestinian culture, Mideast politics, and a good mystery besides. I also think the characters are well-drawn and more complex than in many mysteries.
Hermien
Sep 14, 2015 Hermien rated it really liked it
It was great to spend some (unfortunately very short) time with Omar Yussef and Khamis Zeydan. This is a free ebook together with other writings if you go to Matt Rees' website. I can recommend it.
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I'm an award-winning writer of international thrillers, mysteries, and historical fiction. My latest is THE DAMASCUS THREAT, the first in a series of thrillers about US ICE agent Dominic Verrazzano. This one is set in New York and Syria. My mysteries about Palestinian sleuth Omar Yussef won prizes in the UK, the US and France, including the UK Crime Writers Association New Blood Dagger. I've ...more
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