Ahhh...Tel Aviv in the summer: hot sun, beautiful beaches and a popping nightlife! Just the answer to Jazmine Davidson's dead-end life as an English teacher in cold and foggy San Francisco. Cousin Sara, up on the kibbutz, is thrilled to hear that Jaz has finally decided to give Israel a chance and plans for her arrival. But since kibbutz living might entail living in tents and washing her own clothes, Jaz opts to try and find work in Tel Aviv. Before long she gets her first private student and is on the road to living the life. Or at least she thought she was. A dead student? The mob? A cute cop? The CIA? Or is it the Mossad? Jaz finds herself in an insane world being interrogated by the police and assaulted by strangers, all of who seem to think she kws something she doesn't, and all of it in a language she doesn't understand even when they speak English. Frantic calls from Cousin Sara, faxes from the psychic aunt in California, questionable men in questionable professions ...Will Jaz be able to put all the pieces together before she herself is taken apart?
Kate McVaugh's dreams of living in foreign, exotic destinations started when she was a young girl living in Northern California. Her aspirations were first realized as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Brazil. Since then she has lived and worked in three corners of the world. In every new environment she has absorbed the culture and attempted to learn the language. She continues to fantasize about her next adventure in a new country, where she doesn't know a soul and doesn't speak a word of the language.