Oleg Lurye is a famous Israeli and Russian writer, journalist and author of high-profile journalistic investigations dealing with corruption cases and mafia activities in different countries, from Russia to the United States. Oleg Lurye has been repeatedly harassed, both by the secret services of various countries and by international criminal groups, because of his revealing articles and books. Two attempts have been made on his life.
Oleg Lurye took part, over a period of about twenty years, in independent investigations of various major events, such as the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York, the assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II, the assassination of President Kennedy, and the multibillion-dollar theft of international loan to Russia, in the 1990s. The results of these investigations, supplemented by the author's versions of the development of events, provided the basis of his novel A Mirror Above the Abyss.
As the story unfolds, the author completely debunks well-known official versions of tragic events, referring to surprising facts and unlikely connections. At the same time, A Mirror Above the Abyss is easy to read, like a real criminal thriller.
The action takes place both in our times and, in parallel, in 1963, 1981, 1999, and 2001, when the most infamous crimes of the century happened, be it President Kennedy’s assassination or the 9/11 destruction of WTC skyscrapers. Protagonists of the novel include both fictional characters and real major politicians, bankers, oligarchs, Vatican officials and heads of local and international criminal syndicates (some appear under their real names and others with slightly changed, but easily recognizable names).
A Mirror Above the Abyss is published in English for the first time. In the spring of 2021 its Russian-language edition became a bestseller in Russia and Eastern Europe.
Oleg Lurye currently lives in both Russia and Israel, working on a sequel to A Mirror Above the Abyss.