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Jericho Mosaic (The Jerusalem Quartet #4)
The distance from Jerusalem down to Jericho in the Jordan River valley is only about fifteen miles. From there up into the Moabite hills of Jordan is but another ten miles, distances a man can walk in one night. When adversaries live at such close quarters they affect each other in strange and unsuspected ways.
Paperback, 426 pages
Published November 28th 2002 by Old Earth Books
(first published 1987)
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Dec 06, 2014 Matt Brady rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
The final book in the Jerusalem Quartet feels different to the other three in many ways. The familiar faces from the rest of the series have vanished, their stories largely wrapped up one way or another, and Jericho Mosaic instead picks up and follows a couple of minor characters from the preceding book, Nile Shadows. With the cast change, the timeline also moves forward, quite rapidly too - Jericho Mosaic begins with the birth of the nation of Israel, and concludes in the early 80s, covering a ...more
Not quite fiction, not quite reality — the entire Jerusalem Quartet is at times an uneven mess, at times brilliant and at other times in need of an editor and author with more time, but by the end, in the final book, I've found no better explanation of the half century of chaos and violence that is living in a middle eastern war zones. Required reading before you open your mouth about this era's missteps into the same.
Edward Whittemore (1933–1995) graduated from Yale University in 1955 and went on to serve as a Marine officer in Japan and spend ten years as a CIA operative in the Far East, Europe, and the Middle East. In addition to writing fiction, he managed a newspaper in Greece, was employed by a shoe company in Italy, and worked in New York City’s narcotics control office during the administration of Mayor ...moreMore about Edward Whittemore...
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