PROMISED LAND by Martin Fletcher
Published by Thomas Dunne, St. Martin’s Press.
"Promised Land is a great sweeping epic, reminiscent of Leon Uris’ Exodus; a moving story of triumph and tragedy, new love and historic hate, expertly told by a cast of unforgettable characters. Fletcher’s writing is superb and rises to the level of importance that this story demands and deserves. Historical novels don’t get much better than Promised Land." — Nelson DeMille, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Cuban Affair
Promised Land is a sweeping saga of two brothers and the woman they love, a devastating love triangle set to the tumultuous founding of Israel.
The story begins when fourteen-year-old Peter is sent west to America to escape the growing horror of Nazi Germany. But his younger brother Arie and their entire family are sent east, to the Nazi death camps. Only Arie returns.
The brothers reunite in the new Jewish state where they both fall in love with Tamara, a lonely Jewish refugee from Cairo. Over two decades their intrigues and jealousies threaten to tear their new lives apart.
Arie becomes a businessman and one of the richest men in Israel. Peter becomes a top Mossad agent heading some of Israel’s most vital espionage operations. One brother builds Israel, the other protects it.
In this epic novel, the difficult yet rich lives of Peter, Arie and Tamara parallel the extraordinary obstacles that young Israel faced.
Promised Land is at once the gripping tale of a struggling family and a struggling nation.
The War Reporter by Martin Fletcher
Published by Thomas Dunne, St. Martin’s Press.
Tom Layne was a world-class television correspondent until his life collapsed in Sarajevo. Beaten and humiliated, he fell into a hole diagnosed as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Eleven years later he returns to the Balkans to film a documentary on the man who caused his downfall: Ratko Mladic, Europe’s biggest killer since Hitler, wanted for genocide and crimes against humanity. Mysterious forces which have protected Mladic for a decade, preventing his arrest, swing into action against the journalist. Tom soon falls into a web of Balkan and Washington intrigue and deceit that threatens his life as well as the woman he loves.
Drawing upon his own experiences reporting on the wars in Bosnia and Sarajevo, Martin Fletcher has written a searing love story and a painfully authentic account of a damaged war reporter seeking rehabilitation by chasing down the scoop of a lifetime.
As World War 2 winds to a close, Europe’s roads are clogged with twenty million exhausted refugees walking home. Among them are Jacob and Sarah, lonely Holocaust survivors who meet in Heidelberg. But Jacob is consumed with hatred and cannot rest until he has killed his brother’s murderer, a concentration camp guard nicknamed the Rat, also from Heidelberg.
Jacob and Sarah, the only Jews in Heidelberg, fall in love. As Jacob waits for the Rat to come home, he is beset by doubt. If he fulfills his oath and kills him, he will undoubtedly be caught, and Jacob’s and Sarah’s new life will die too. Timeless dilemmas torture the young lovers and threaten to tear them apart.
At the same time a secret hit team from the British army’s Jewish Brigade is assassinating former SS officers hiding out in Germany. What is more important, love or hate? The past or the future? Revenge or mercy? Ultimately it must be decided - who should be killed and who should live? Jacob’s Oath is both a painful love story and a riveting thriller with a very tricky ending indeed.
WALKING ISRAEL, 2010
Published by Thomas Dunne, St. Martin’s Press
Tells the story of Fletcher’s career reporting from just about every bad place in the world.
These extraordinary real-life adventure stories each examine different dilemmas facing a foreign correspondent.
Can you eat at the table of a warlord who stole the food from the starving?
Martin Fletcher has been covering world events for thirty-five years, mostly for NBC News. For twenty-six years he was NBC correspondent in Israel and for fifteen, bureau chief as well. He has won almost every award in TV journalism, including the du Pont, known as the TV Pulitzer, five Overseas Press Club awards, the Edward R. Murrow award for excellence several times, and many other awards, including five Emmies. One for his coverage of Kosovo, another for Rwanda, and three for his reporting from Israel, one for the first Palestinian uprising, one for the second uprising, and the third for coverage of Israel’s war with Lebanon in 2006.
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