L.A. detective Peter Decker and his Jewish bride, Rina Lazarus, are spending their honeymoon in the unlikely locale of Brooklyn, celebrating the Jewish High Holidays. But the festivities are shattered when Noam, an Orthodox teenager, runs away from his family and his cloistered community.
Finding runaways is Decker's specialty. But it's tough getting anyone to open up about a missing kid nobody likes, especially in a close-knit Orthodox society where Decker is clearly an outsider. Then he discovers a line to the outside world that could be the hook he needs to reel in the kid and his companion--a dangerous psychopath with nothing to lose. . . . --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Very Shocking and Full of Suspense, May 11, 2003 Reviewer: Joey Quinton from Nancy, Kentucky, USA It is 10:00 pm on a Sunday eveing and I have just finished the last page of "Day of Atonement." I finished the book with a large smile on my face and I said to my wife, "Don't you just love it when you come to the end of an excellent book." The book was extremely exciting...quite a page turner. We join Peter and Rina in Brooklyn while they are celebrating their honeymoon. They are visiting Rina's ex-in-laws during the holidays of Rosh HaShanah. During the holidays a young man turns up missing and Decker starts the trial to find him. Unfortunatley, the young man, Noam, has crossed paths with a psychopath who gets immense joys from gutting live fish. Will Decker rescue him in time? The book is well worth the time spent reading it...you will come away from it with a smile on your face as well. PLUS, get some tissues for the last chapter...it is joyously sad.