Last Embrace (1979)

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Harry Hannan works for an unnamed government agency but when his wife is killed in Mexico he has a mental breakdown. When he believes is well enough to return to work, he finds not everyone agrees he is ready. He finds his apartment has been taken by a young laboratory worker, Ellie, and he reluctantly lets her stay on for a while. Harry becomes interested in a series of strange murders, in which some members of the Jewish community are being killed and a line of Hebrew text left with the bodies. Harry and Ellie look into it, investigating in libraries, at an upstate college campus and eventually at Niagara Falls, where the shocking truth becomes clear.

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