In this edgy thriller from the #1 international bestselling author of Lineup, which was described by New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder as 'a marvel of tight plotting, spare prose, and relentless pacing', a young police officer's investigation of a murder plunges her into the dark underworld of Tel Aviv.
Liad Shoham is Israel's leading crime writer and a practising attorney with degrees from Jerusalem's Hebrew University and the London School of Economics. All of his five crime novels have been critically acclaimed bestsellers. He lives in Tel Aviv, and is married with two children.
'The English translation of Asylum City should win Israel's leading crime novelist Liad Shoham an international following.' -- Olivia Cole * GQ * 'A strong plot, good characterisation, and serious social concerns ... a very good novel.' * Listener * 'Israeli author Shoham follows his U.S. debut, 2013's Lineup, with another triumph ... movingly depicts the plight of African immigrants in Israel.' * Publishers Weekly * 'Impressive ... Contemporary and anything but black and white ... A great example of socially -conscious mystery writing.' -- Maxim Jabukowski * Lovereading.co.uk * 'Enjoyable, taut and pacy ... Asylum City effectively highlights a social problem without diluting the murder mystery in which it comes wrapped.' * Jewish Chronicle * 'Shoham's depiction of a violent Tel Aviv, full of gangsters and frightening money men, is slickly and professionally drawn.' * Sunday Herald *