THE SIXTH EDITION OF THE COMPELLING AND CONTROVERSIAL HISTORY OF ISRAEL’S SECRET INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
In the secret world of spies and covert operations, no other intelligence service continues to be surrounded by myth and mystery, or commands respect and fear like Israel's Mossad. Formed in 1951 to ensure an embattled Israel’s future, the Mossad has been responsible for the most audacious and thrilling feats of espionage, counterterrorism, and assassination ever ventured. Gideon’s Spies draws from classified documents, confidential sources, and closed-door interviews with Mossad agents, informants, and spymasters to reveal the organization’s deepest secrets.
Revised and updated for 2012, this new edition includes the story of how Mossad assassinated the Hamas terror commander in Dubai in 2010, a look inside the modern Mossad training school, the departure of long-serving Mossad chief Meir Dagan and appointment of Tamir Pardo, Mossad’s failure to provide the intelligence for the infamous Gaza flotilla raid, and the unresolved murder of a Mossad spy in London.
“Literally impossible to put down.”—The New York Times
“A fascinating look at a spy organization that has remained off-limits to most journalists. A first-rate nonfiction account.”—GQ
“Thomas handles highly dramatic material with clarity and impact.”—Washington Post Book World
“Using eyewitness accounts from directors, agents, and even assassins, Thomas goes...inside the Mossad, Israel’s ruthless, super-secretive intelligence agency.”—Maxim
“A compelling read, with any number of disturbing revelations.”—FHM
“Espionage buffs will love every page.”—Booklist
“Grabs attention with a riveting yarn... will have readers intrigued.”—Publishers Weekly
“Tells it like it was—and like it is.”—Meir Amit, former director general of Mossad