On The Daily Beast
's Buzz Board, under the headline "Smart People Recommend", Charles M. Sennott, head honcho of the innovative international news site Global Post
, plugs THE SAMARITAN'S SECRET: "Matt Beynon Rees’s Palestinian detective novels reveal more truths about the 'Holy Land,' and I use that term loosely, than any straight journalism I’ve ever read [Sennott writes]. He is a masterful storyteller with the eye for detail of a great reporter, which he is as well. They are a collection of stories featuring the fictional detective, Omar Yussef, whose life is full of the complexities and contradictions and humanity that are the ground truth of life in Israel/Palestine. Check out The Samaritan’s Secret."