The gripping true story of the murder, in Palestine in 1947, of a Jewish activist by a British counter-terrorist officer and the subsequent cover-up
David Cesarani is Research Professor in History at Royal Holloway, University of London. His publications include Justice Delayed- How Britain Became a Refuge for Nazi War Criminals, Arthur Koestler- The Homeless Mind and, most recently, Eichmann- His Life and Crimes, which won the 2006 US National Jewish Book Award for History. He has written and edited several books exploring the relationship between Britain, British Jews, and Zionism including The 'Jewish Chronicle' and Anglo-Jewry and The Making of Modern Anglo-Jewry.
A compelling story from final days of the British mandate * Sunday
David Cesarani tell the tale, with all its curious twists and turns, with great skill and a keen sense of drama. His book reads like a thriller, but it is all the more fascinating for being about real people and the big issues with which they had to grapple in the twilight of British rule over Palestine * Guardian *
Cesarani is a first rate storyteller * Scotsman *
This gripping tale of a dark episode from the fag-end of Empire has a piquant pay-off -- Boyd Tonkin * Independent *
Cesarani dramatises this sordid incident with verve * The Observer *