The Jewish American-Danish lawyer, Jon Baeksgaard, and his Israeli born fiancée Eve, who works in a real-estate firm on the 86th Floor of the South-Tower of the World Trade Center are amongst the 9/11victims caught in the conflagration. He tries to rescue her from the building, and the events following a murder case he is conducting for the defence of a Moslem client bring him and the co-workers of his small East village office into the midst of a tense political situation. The natural fear and anger in the wake of 9/11 give rise to prejudice and the threat of compounding injustice arising through the public outrage committed against New York city. The love between Jon and Eve is of central to the story, which eventually leads the reader to Jerusalem and Hebron.
Used availability for Stig Dalager's Land of Shadows
September 2011 : UK Paperback
September 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition