by Kfir Luzzatto
David Wolfson, a Jerusalem scientist, claims to have found the cure for cancer. He and his wife, Tamara, seek the help of Richard Lunz, a Tel Aviv attorney, to fight the powerful bureaucrats who want to appropriate David’s invention.
Richard can’t resist the temptation to participate in what looks like the discovery of the century, and it takes a first death to make him doubt that something in the project is not what it seems.
And then other people die.
Following clues that take him to Eastern Europe and to America, Richard finds more answers than he wished for. But he just can’t stop looking.
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Grade: B+ (Strong 4 stars)
This book really caught me off guard. The premise was interesting, but I was worried that a story based on a patent attorney wasn’t going to really hold my attention, but as I kept creeping deeper into the world of this “cure for cancer” my brain alarms started going off, and the book just took off for me. It’s just got such a great way about it. The intricate details of the crafting of the storyline and the characters were just so good, each little turn we saw something and our brains just filed it away for later, and a nice big “ah ha” moment. The writer obviously crafts a compelling tale in this story. I mean, at first, it’s a bit slow, but once you really get into the ride, you are thrown back and forth, and you start to be confused on which way is up. I loved it. I think the attention to detail in the book is really what makes this such a great mystery. We’re given clues all along, but we don’t really notice them because of the way things are written, and it’s intentional. I usually always guess the ending of mystery novels before I get there, but this one, though I did pick up on some clues, I did not see it coming. The author wants you to get to the end and be shocked (and I was), but then in your head, you start to see it, understand it, and it hits you like a freight train but in a really good way. Don’t miss out on picking up this book. I really didn’t want the book to be over, and secretly i’m hoping for a sequel, just so I can know more, but unlikely. It’s a wild ride, but one I believe you’ll thoroughly enjoy.
**I was given a copy of this book in exchange honest opinion. All thoughts are my own.
Meet the Author:
Kfir was born and raised in Italy, and moved to Israel as a teenager. He acquired the love for the English language from his father, a former U.S. soldier and WWII veteran, a voracious reader and a prolific writer.
With a PhD in chemical engineering and a long family history that he needs to live up to, Kfir work as a patent attorney and heads the patent law firm that was established by his great-grandfather in Milan, Italy, in 1869. Kfir lives in Omer, Israel, with his full-time partner, Esther, their four children, Michal, Lilach, Tamar and Yonatan, and the dog Elvis.
Writing has always been Kfir’s passion and for almost four years he wrote a weekly “Patents” column in Globes (Israel’s financial newspaper), which also yielded his only (if he can help it) non-fiction book, THE WORLD OF PATENTS, (a not-so-boring tale of what patents are about, in Hebrew), which was published in 2002 by Globes Press.
Kfir loves writing short stories but has too many novels waiting to be written (and possibly not enough years ahead of him to write them all), so now he mostly writes full-length fiction. His other passion is working with other authors on stories he loves and that’s how he wound up serving on the editorial board of The Harrow Press as Anthology Editor.
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