The Last Of The Wise Lovers

Free days: February 24 2014

Amnon Jackont was born in 1948 and grew up in Ramat Gan, Israel. He was a well-mannered boy from a family with a European lifestyle. He slowly learned that in order to survive among Israeli children, he would have to use his fists. Since he was large and very strong, he also quickly learned self-control, so he wouldn’t cause any harm. He took up boxing as a hobby, and during his summer vacations he worked in construction. Before he was inducted into the IDF he worked for an oil company, where his job was to open and close the huge valves that allowed crude oil to flow from tankers.

He joined the IDF and was wounded while serving in unknown places, which continue to provide him with material for his books. His first injury occurred when an anti-personnel mine caused a flat tire to the truck he was riding in. The truck overturned and he awoke with a fridge on his back. Four years later he was wounded again, this time in a hostile country, where he was rescued from after quite some time.

Jackont was involved in business for many years (mainly in insurance, securities and real estate), along with his diverse literary activities. He has written eight novels, a collection of short stories, a financial-documentary book, and the biography of a Mossad leader. All of his works were best sellers and some were translated into foreign languages, including Chinese and Japanese. In addition, he has edited approximately 200 books of various kinds – from thrillers, to history and philosophy books.

In 1997 he decided to change his career in business, to a career in the academic world. He began studying at the General History Department of the Tel Aviv University. Within three years he completed his bachelor’s degree with honors, and after an additional four years he completed his dissertation. He also began to teach history, as well as prose writing in a unique way, based on dismantling and reassembling life’s experiences. When he’s asked which of his occupations that have filled and that fill his life he liked in particular, he answers, “The combination between them…”

Book description/synopsis:

Ronnie Levin – the adolescent son of an Israeli diplomat and his wife living in New York, discovers much to his surprise that unfathomable events are taking place between his parents and around them. Circumstances become even stranger in light of his mother’s evasive behavior and her disregard of a series of warnings regarding a fatal event that was soon to take place.

In his attempts to understand what was unfolding, Ronnie gets caught up in a race against time, the deceitfulness of those around him and the doubts gnawing away at him. What is the true nature of the people closest to him? Under the shadow of what secret are they living and why are they ignoring the clear warning signs they’re being sent?

The Last of the Wise Lovers is a book that simply cannot be put down. It combines a fascinating and smooth-flowing story, with the story of a young man’s journey into
maturity and the loss of innocence.

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