According to ancient Jewish legend, there are “36 righteous ones,” people who in every generation, unknown even to themselves, continually save the world through their good deeds. What if it were literally true? And what if they were being murdered one by one? Could this explain the existence of what theologians call “radical evil”—the Holocaust and numerous other instances of genocide, the spread of nuclear weapons, the invention of “suicide bombing”? Join the metaphysically minded detective Eric Lonnrot and the traumatized genocide survivor Nahum Applefeld as they race to solve these most urgent questions.
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|About the Author: Martin Berman-Gorvine grew up in the Philadelphia area and lived in Israel for six years. Writing as Martin Gidron, he is the author of The Severed Wing (Livingston Press, 2002), which received the 2002 Sidewise Award for Alternate History (Long Form). He is a professional business journalist, is married to Jacqueline Berman-Gorvine, an attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and has two sons from a previous marriage. He lives in the Washington, D.C. area, where he is hard at work on his next novel, a ghost story set in the vanished village of Green Run, Assateague Island, Maryland.|
From the Book:
Nahum Applefeld looked at his friend in astonishment,
wondering if the elderly detective had lost his mind.