A thrilling page-turner of epic proportions, Tom Reiss s panoramic bestseller tells the true story of a Jew who transformed himself into a Muslim prince in Nazi Germany. Lev Nussimbaum escaped the Russian Revolution in a camel caravan and, as Essad Bey, became a celebrated author with the enduring novel Ali and Nino as well as an adventurer, a real-life Indiana Jones with a fatal secret. Reiss pursued Lev s story across ten countries and found himself caught up in encounters as dramatic and surreal and sometimes as heartbreaking as his subject s life.
Random House Publishing Group
Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life