Arab or Jew? Either way, they were damned. Alone and in secrecy, a pair of star-crossed lovers battle for survival in a world seething with spies and informers. Israel's greatest fear becomes a reality in Benjamin Eric Hill's audacious and thrilling debut, FRIEND OF MY ENEMY. Vividly portraying the characters behind Mideast headlines, this story shows why the conflict is so intractable, why the violence is so pervasive. Christina Goryeb: an idealistic Palestinian lawyer blackmailed by terrorists to smuggle explosives. Chaim Asher: the Mossad's top agent whose desire for a mysterious Palestinian woman shatters his most deeply held beliefs. Shlomo Arendt: Head of Arab Affairs in the Shin Bet driven by an intense nationalism that could lead to Israel's destruction. Hamad Taleb: Mastermind of the Lions of Allah, a murderous enemy, willing to sacrifice everyone's life for Jihad but his own. Rabbi Ben Yusuf: Messianic leader of Israeli settlers who would sacrifice the Jewish State on an altar of blood for the sake of the Jewish people. The stench of gunpowder and fierce passions for a beloved land ignite every page. FRIEND OF MY ENEMY will grip you with relentless suspense right up to its white-knuckle ending.