NCL 77 – The Betrayal by Henry Kreisel

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The Betrayal  was not included in Series One.

The Betrayal by Henry Kreisel (New Canadian Library N77) front coverSeries Two

From the Back Cover:

How responsible is a man for his actions, even when those actions are committed under extreme pressures? This is a question asked by this fast-paced and suspenseful boo, whose main theme is a penetrating study of guilt in modern society, What at first appears to be a black-and-white study of betrayal and revenge, rapidly develops much more complex ramifications. Even the detached young history professor, Max Lerner, is drawn in the maelstrom created in the relationship between a man and his daughter and the avenger from their past. The book’s main setting is in Edmonton, although  it shifts to Europe as the background of the three protagonists is revealed.

Henry Kreisel, author of The Rich Man, writes in a beautifully controlled style, and the tempo of this story is such that it is almost impossible to put the book down until you reach the last page.

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