The 2nd Avraham novel
In every investigation there is a moment when it seems that the picture would never clear up. The details are too many, too strange, too far apart – like people sitting on a seashore. But after a while, the links emerge, the view becomes clear. Suddenly, in the darkness, a new point comes alight and illuminates the rest; details seem different, gather meaning, join up. What appeared far away turns up close. This time there was a small suitcase with an explosive device and a man that fled the scene, limping. A telephone warning by a female voice: “the suitcase was only the beginning”. A woman that flew to the Philippines but wasn’t on board any plane. A father of two who was running away although nobody chased him. And a police Inspector determined to save the innocent and the helpless this time.
A Possibility of Violence, the second novel in the Israeli crime series that gained unprecedented international success, is a story of Inspector Avraham’s attempt to redeem himself from the trauma of his first investigation, through a case even more deceiving and hideous; and it is the story of a father on the run, desperately trying to save his children from something he dares not reveal.
What readers wrote:
– “The freshness of Mishani’s novel comes from its striking locale (…) and from the way the story is told through alternating points of view” (Wall street Journal, US)
– “An exceptional police procedural that should appeal to mystery lovers of all types” (Library Journal, US)
– “Tense yet heartfelt, Mishani’s second Avraham entry is even more riveting than his debut” (Kirkus, starred review)
– “A stellar sequel (…) Mishani makes good use of his study of the genre to create another psychologically complex case,
in the process deepening his lead character” (PW, starred review)