An investigative journalist with a knack for dangerous entanglements and a strange propensity to black out; a top-secret plot to discredit Israel’s chareidi community; a mysterious and charismatic rabbi; an antique book with mystic power; a dedicated rosh yeshivah -- these are the ingredients of this fascinating and exciting page-turner by YairWeinstock, the best-selling author of The Gordian Knot.
Gili lives with the traumatic memory of his drunken driving that killed his father. He becomes a star journalist of Pulitzer Prize caliber, but his talent and curiosity put his life in danger. Why did Gili’s father forsake the yeshivah? What is the secret of the spellbinding rabbi whom some revere and others fear? Is Big Jacoby an expert or a swindler? Who is threatening Gili’s life, and why? What lies beneath the scars of a troubled teen and a bitter deaf-mute? What is the diabolical plot against Israel’s entire chareidi way of life? Can a pious and quiet rosh yeshivah salvage the faith and future of Gili and countless others?
Blackout has all the twists and turns of a roller coaster -- and it’s as hard to stop reading it as it is to jump off the roller coaster in mid-ride. Yair Weinstock knows how to tell a story, with a vengeance! In Israel, his books are snatched up with alacrity. That’s the easy part; the hard part is putting them down.
If you enjoy an engrossing read and love a great mystery, this riveting novel of suspense, conspiracy, and revelation is for you. Tingle and enjoy!