Shelter by the Sea is the daring, stirring first novel of author Guy Bental. A Naval commando fighter, recruited to the elite assassination unit of an Israeli intelligence agency, is battling with the demands of his double life: the typicallife of every Israeli man with a wife and children, and his life with his new lover in his other identity.
“After a few hours, as the storm was still at its peak, the truck appeared on the high cliff. He parked there for a while with the engine running and the lights on, and then they saw him driving forward with speed, beyond the cliff, straight into the abyss.” He stopped speaking. Tami gently held Pnina’s hand, feeling her pulse going wild. “What was the second thing?” asked Pnina silently, her eyes bright. “You said there were several peculiar things…” “Yes, something else, but this is really imaginary. The fishermen claim, not only one of them but several, that they looked at the truck and, despite the heavy rain, are willing to swear that there was more than one man in the truck.
They saw your husband and another man, who looked very much like him, only younger. Do you have any idea what I am talking about?” “Oh, God,” whispered Pnina. She reached out her hand and took the pill that Tami offered her, swallowing it with a large gulp of water. Silence overtook the room.
Shelter by the Sea offers a glimpse into the shady world that exists in parallel with our normative lives, and those of our neighbors. Through controversial assassination missions, spy affairs, and double agents that affect our world without our even being aware of it, Guy Bental’s hero copes with a personal tragedy from his past that is driving him and dictating the course of his life.