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The Ransom

This complex thriller revolves around two mysteries: a murder and an unexplained ransom. The story is set in the pastoral estate of Raphael Saporta, a legendary tycoon and Zionist founding father.The mystery begins when a young caretaker is found murdered. Police link his killing to one of Saporta’s sons, a widely respected lawyer who was about to pay an enormous ransom. Did he pay the ransom? The lawyer is brought to the hospital in a deep coma and the puzzle of the ransom remains unresolved. Months after, a skeleton is accidentally found on the grounds near the Saporta estate. Suddenly the web of secrets entwining the family begins to unravel.

Title The Ransom
Writer's Last Name Levitas Halevy
Writer's First Name Yoav
Genre Fiction
Publisher (Hebrew) Sifriat Maariv
No. Pages 320pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Kofer Nefesh
  • “ A sweeping thriller... Levitas is certainly a master in the construction of a gripping plot.... I hope The Ransom is the first in a long series.”