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by Maclehose Press, 10 January 2019. ISBN: 978-0-85705-880-5 (PB)
The author, a
former Israeli Intelligence Officer turned journalist, pulls no punches with
his insider knowledge when hetakes the reader
on a rollercoaster ride into the shady goings-on, secrets, intrigues and lies within
the murky intelligence community.This
spy thriller, ably translated into English from the Hebrew language by Daniella
Zamir, is set in Paris and Israel.
one can guess from the title, it comprises events in a single 24 hours, when
elite Chinese and Israeli agents, plus rogue elements in both espionage camps, face
off against each other in a tense battle of wits, knives and guns.
junior Israeli IT specialist on a light-hearted jaunt to the City of Lights is
lured by an attractive woman in red andthen vanishes without trace. When a second
Israeli is abducted at gunpoint from his hotel room in Paris, Col. Zeev Abadi
from a crack Israeli intelligence unit and his mismatched, attractive woman deputy,
ambitious and independently minded Lt. Oriana Talmar, (of whom I hope this is not the only appearance)
know this to be much more than a coincidence. Commissioner Leger of the Paris Police concurs
with their suspicions and criminal investigation
is set in motion. The clock is ticking and the count down has begun to nail the
story is perilous and fast paced, interlaced with wry humour, the
characterisation is realistic, complemented by a sharp and natural dialogue
that whisks up a storm and speeds along an exciting read that contains many
gruesome and heart-stopping incidents.
author is a master of the genre and clearly this novel is ripe for film
Dov Alfon was born 1961 and brought up in France
and in Israel. He is a former intelligence officer of Unit 8200, the most
secretive arm of the Israel Defence Forces. He is a former editor in chief of
Israel's most influential newspaper, Haaretz, and was awarded several prizes
for his journalistic writings, including the 2011 Peace Through Media Award
from the International Council for Press and Broadcasting, London. His first
book, Unit 8200 A Long Night in Paris,
was published in Israel to great acclaim and rights were sold in 12
territories. A TV series based on the book is in the works, to be produced by
Keshet International, producers of "Homeland". Dov Alfon currently lives in Paris and
continues to work for Haaretz. He is also the CEO of Storyvid.io, a non-profit
cultural venture he co-founded with writer Etgar Keret and aiming to bridge
between literature and new media. He is married and is the father of three
Serena Fairfaxspent her childhood in India,
qualified as a lawyer in England and practised in London for many years. She
began writing by contributing feature articles to legal periodicalsthen turned her hand to fiction. Having
published nine novels all, bar one, hardwired with a romantic theme, she has
also written short stories and accounts of her explorations off the beaten
track that feature on her blog. A tenth, distinctly unromantic, novel is a work
in progress. Thrillers, crime and mystery narratives, collecting old masks and
singing are a few of her favourite things.