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Wherever the world is on fire, star reporter Tom Hagen is right there on the frontlines, willing to take any risk – his reports come straight out of hell. Until he overplays his hand in Afghanistan: A release of hostages ends in disaster and in a single, gruelling night, he loses everything—his reputation, his money and his future. Three years later, an opportunity for a comeback presents itself in Israel when someone leaks information from the Israeli domestic intelligence service.
Yet what promises to be a journalistic coup sets in motion a deadly chain of events and develops into a hunt across the most explosive region of the world. Fleeing from secret agents and killers, Hagen fights for his very survival — against a conspiracy whose roots reach back to colonial Palestine, to an era suffused with myths, to the time when the seeds of the conflict in the Middle East were sown…
Breaking News is a rousing thriller set against the backdrop of an epic saga. In the late 1920s, two families emigrate to Palestine — into a world ruled by legends, battles and hopes, where Jews, Arabs and the British colonial rulers are engaged in a bitter struggle for supremacy. Across generations, up to the present day, both families reflect and shape Israel’s development.
When Hagen finds an unexpected ally in the young doctor Yael Kahn, he realizes that his own fate is also inextricably intertwined with the country’s history. Yet, with Yael at his side, his problems are really only just beginning.
Breaking News is a thriller, political drama and family saga — tough, fast-paced and moving.