American television journalist Sasha Beale saves a dying boy after a terrorist bombing in Rome, but the boy is actually a Mossad agent trying to gain information about a terrorist Sasha plans to interview. (Adventure & Suspense).
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Victor (Absence of Pain, 1988; Misplaced Lives, 1990) doles out a plodding dull-o-drama of terrorist intrigue in the Middle East. A Palestinian bomb blows up at the Rome airport, sending arms and legs flying through the air and bruising Sasha Beale's elbow. Sasha, ``committed and tough and brave'' investigative TV reporter determines to get to the bottom of it. When it's discovered that one Karame, shadowy leader of a homelander gang--so despicable that they even promise marriage to their young pregnant girlfriends and put them on planes they blow up--Sasha vows to interview him. Meanwhile, unknown to her, a cabal of dedicated, old-time Israeli shooters is also on the hunt. In a cameo, Golda Meir, doing a yenta impression (``No one speaks Hebrew here tonight, or maybe it's my American accent?'') gives them a For the Gipper rave-up. From the Israeli A-team, Gideon, 45, square of jaw, cleft of chin, is assigned to watch Sasha. When he contrives to bump into her jogging, the race is on: Will Sasha get to Karame before he packs his tent and steals away into the night or will she be thrown off the scent by passion? After a few paragraphs of description, all visual and other impressions of the land of the Bible disappear for 200 pages, and talking heads prevail, leaving dramatic action dead in the water. Finally, at book's end, Karame gets his, and the earth moves for Sasha and Gideon. Although the author has wound the key in her character's backs and set them in motion toward a goal, their hollowness and mechanical insides are apparent. Sophomoric. -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.From Publishers Weekly:
Journalist Victor ( Absence of Pain ) here reveals terrorism's human faces--and those of its victims. American TV journalist Sasha Beale is vacationing in Rome and trying to recover from a wrenching divorce when she finds herself at the site of a terrorist bomb explosion. Becoming her network's on-the-scene reporter and new Middle East expert, she is haunted by the horrible scene, particularly the sight of a small boy's body. The attack was ordered by PLO leader Tamar Karami, who is targeted for assassination by the Israeli Mossad. Mossad agent Gideon Afirham, father of the dead boy, is given the role of seducing Sasha--who is scheduled to visit Karami's household in Tunis for an interview--in order to tap her for information. Amidst the horrors and maneuverings, however, their involvement evolves into real love. The author's attempts to convey the blurred edges where emotions, politics, morality and duty meet remain themselves murky. But insider Victor dramatically portrays complex current issues with an absorbing plot and appealing characters. Literary Guild selection.
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