Ronnie Kakhlon is woken up in the middle of the night to investigate the crash of a civilian aircraft into the sea. To his surprise, he discovers that the pilot was none other than Dan Saghi, the man who helped him
through a personal crisis in the midst of the Yom Kippur War.
Dan’s tragic death brings Ronnie back to his experiences of combat and the
traumas left over from that devastating conflict.
Ronnie examines the human factor of the accident, and the deeper he goes, the clearer it becomes that Dan was not the man he thought he knew. His exposure to Dan’s true life story causes Ronnie to reexamine
his own life, which stands on the precipice of a crisis as well.
Vertigo is a sweeping suspense novel which flows from the depths of despair and destruction to the heights of determination and courage.
In this book, which examines the relationships of brothers in arms, men’s sensitivity and women’s strength, insatiable erotic longings are revealed, accompanied by uncompromising self-realization. By its
thrilling conclusion, none of the characters are the same.
The novel’s language is fluid, its style daring, as it provides an intimate glimpse into the world of Israeli
Air Force pilots in the Yom Kippur War, as well as into their civilian lives and their complicated relationships
with their spouses at the dawn of the twenty-first century some thirty years later.