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CONTROVERSIAL
BOLD
COMPELLING

A Story Exploring Both Sides of Fate


Free-lance writer Zach Miller doesn’t mind going the extra mile for a good story, but 7,500 miles is a bit more than he bargained for. Nevertheless, when his closest friend fortuitously points the way to Israel, reluctantly he goes.
In the caldron of intrigue, politics, and terrorism that is the modern Middle
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Paperback, 1, 400 pages
Published December 3rd 2013 by Musical Novels Press
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Donna Huber
It was billed as a thriller but it never really got my heart racing. Mostly I felt like I was never going to get to the end. It had its good moments and the writing was technically very good. I thought the story was a bit too dense of a read to be truly a thriller. Pacing might have been improved had the story been tightened up a bit. Full review soon.
Monique
Feb 12, 2014 Monique rated it it was amazing
This book was so good! Full review to come!

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This review also appears on my blog All The Bookish Love

First off, I feel the need to come clean. I only accepted this review request, because it came in such a unique way. Instead of having the author or their publicist requesting a review, the main character Zacchaeus Miller, introduced himself and asked for a review, if he is still alive by the time I am done with it. I was so impressed with that different approach, that I didn’t think twice abo
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Jenn S.
Apr 05, 2016 Jenn S. rated it it was ok
As the rating reads "It was ok". I never felt like things were tense or felt a buildup of suspense. The read was ok but it felt like I was wadding through muddy waters instead of sailing across the sea. While the writing is good from an English Language standpoint, it lacks a good flow with logical choices in what to include and what to exclude. The characters were ok, basic fleshing out and such but they didn't reach out to me or make me want to care about the situation. I'm fairly sure this is ...more
Fran
Feb 08, 2016 Fran rated it it was amazing
Dennis Nehamen: Mistaken Enemy

In every situation that creates conflict there are two sides each having their own opinion and striking their own defense. Each side tells their story, relates their point of view and somewhere in between you might find the truth. People fight, countries battle, wars rage and lives are lost because no one wants to give in to the other and unless one party gets what they want in total no one seems to look for finding common ground with the other side. It does not m
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Lynda Dickson
Apr 28, 2016 Lynda Dickson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ages 17+
Zacchaeus Miller is a novelist traveling to Israel for the first time, for reasons that are not immediately revealed. On the plane, he sits next to Amir Hamdallah, who engages Zach in conversation and invites him to visit during his stay. After a few days, Zach decides on a whim to take up Amir's invitation. The Hamdallahs welcome him into their home, where he is introduced to the Arabic lifestyle and meets Amir's sister Bahlya, with whom he becomes smitten. Amir and Bahlya are vocally ...more
Sharon Martin
Mar 31, 2016 Sharon Martin rated it really liked it
Based round of the worlds most troublesome and intriguing places the Middle East the author has created a very interesting storyline as we are introduced to free lance writer Zach Miller. As Zach lands in Israel little does he know what is in store for him, not only will his beliefs be challenged but his own existence, as the people and situations he encounters take him on a trip through his own personnel history.

The authors research and knowledge of the Middle East shines through as he understa
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Linda
Aug 02, 2016 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thought it was a memoir until the last half of the book

I almost believed this book to be an autobiography until the last half of the book. Strangely coincidental, however, plausible. I guess this shows how impressed I was with the story. He made everything extremely believable until we get to the end part. I enjoyed this story which leaves you wondering who is the real enemy.
Elizabeth Wood
Feb 20, 2016 Elizabeth Wood rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thought Provoking

I was provided this book for an honest review.

This book really makes you stop and think: "What if it were me?" There are so many twists and turns; it keeps you guessing all the way through.

Zach was born in LA, and decides to take an impromptu trip to his "homeland" for writing material. With no history from his mother, he has no idea what he's in for.
Ann Garback
Feb 09, 2016 Ann Garback rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Don't miss this book! Timely, artfully written. Masterfully draws the tone of the time & controversy. Amazingly moves you into the mind & attitude of Zach as he moves from a decision on a whim to take a trip thru his then life changing circumstances. Nehamen knows how to paint with words!
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Dennis A Nehamen was born and raised in Los Angeles. He attended U.C.L.A. After earning his Ph.D. in psychology he began his practice, specializing in forensic and clinical casework. Dennis has served as an expert witness for high-profile legal proceedings and consulted on traumatic situations; he’s also been a guest on numerous media shows. His experience treating criminal and deviant behavior ...more
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