The English Teacher: A Novel

Penguin Books - In the midst of a high-risk, high-stakes investigation, Ehud begins to question whether he ever knew his agent at all. But when she makes a cryptic phone call to her former handler, Ehud, the Mossad sends him to track her down. Atir drew on his own experience in intelligence to weave a psychologically nuanced thriller that explores the pressures of living under an assumed identity for months at a time.

Soon to be the major motion picture The Operative, starring Martin Freeman and Diane Kruger. For readers of john le carré and viewers of homeland, a slow-burning psychological spy-thriller by a former brigadier general of intelligence in the Israeli armyOne of The Washington Post's 10 Best mystery books and thrillers of 2016 After attending her father’s funeral, former Mossad agent Rachel Goldschmitt empties her bank account and disappears.

The English Teacher: A Novel - . Penguin Books. In the english Teacher, Yiftach R. Finding no leads, he must retrace her career as a spy to figure out why she abandoned Mossad before she can do any damage to Israel. But he soon discovers that after living under cover for so long, an agent’s assumed identity and her real one can blur, catching loyalty, love, and truth between them.

Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel

Algonquin Books - Compelling. Meticulously researched and masterfully told,  Spies of No Country is an eye-opening look at the paradoxes of the Middle East. But in the end, the arab section would emerge as the nucleus of the Mossad, Israel’s vaunted intelligence agency. Spies of no country is about the slippery identities of these young spies, a country that presents itself as Western but in fact has more citizens with Middle Eastern roots and traditions, but it’s also about the complicated identity of Israel, like the spies of this narrative.

. Piercing. The new york times book review award-winning writer matti friedman’s tale of Israel’s first spies has all the tropes of an espionage novel, betrayal, disguise, the bluff, including duplicity, clandestine meetings, and the double bluff—but it’s all true. Journalist and award-winning author Matti Friedman’s tale of Israel’s first spies reads like an espionage novel--but it’s all true.

Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel - The four agents at the center of this story were part of a ragtag unit known as the Arab Section, conceived during World War II by British spies and Jewish militia leaders in Palestine. Of the dozen spies in the Arab Section at the war’s outbreak, five were caught and executed. Intended to gather intelligence and carry out sabotage operations, the unit consisted of Jews who were native to the Arab world and could thus easily assume Arab identities.

In 1948, these men went undercover in beirut, with israel’s existence hanging in the balance, where they spent the next two years operating out of a newsstand,  collecting intelligence and sending messages back to Israel via a radio whose antenna was disguised as a clothesline.

Duet in Beirut: A Thriller

Harry N. Abrams - She contacts his former commander, Gadi, to track Ronen down and stop him before he harms both himself and his country. Ronen, a former agent of israel’s legendary intelligence agency, the Mossad, disappears following a failed assassination on a Hezbollah operative. As revealing in its psychological acuity as it is in its portrait of life in the Mossad, Duet in Beirut is an essential thriller of espionage and political intrigue, written by an acclaimed novelist whose twelve years of service as an intelligence agent inform every gripping scene.

His wife―former mossad herself―fears that he may be pursuing an unauthorized mission of revenge.

Agent Running in the Field: A Novel

Viking - A new novel from the #1 new york times bestselling author john le carréset in London in 2018, in a desperate attempt to resist the political turbulence swirling around him, Agent Running in the Field follows a twenty-six year old solitary figure who, makes connections that will take him down a dangerous path.

In his plot and characterization le carré is as thrilling as ever and in the way he writes about our times he proves himself, once again, to be the greatest chronicler of our age.

The New Girl: A Novel Gabriel Allon

Harper - But there was something else about her …at an exclusive private school in Switzerland, mystery surrounds the identity of the beautiful raven-haired girl who arrives each morning in a motorcade fit for a head of state. In truth, her father is Khalid bin Mohammed, the much-maligned crown prince of Saudi Arabia.

The life of a child, and the throne of Saudi Arabia, hang in the balance. Both men have made their share of enemies. She carried a leather bookbag rather than a nylon backpack. Her patent leather ballet slippers were glossy and bright. And both have everything to lose. Filled with dark humor, and an unforgettable cast of characters, breathtaking twists of plot, The New Girl is both a thrilling, page-turning tale of entertainment and a sophisticated study of political alliances and great-power rivalries in a dangerous world.

The New Girl: A Novel Gabriel Allon - She is said to be the daughter of a wealthy international businessman. Prince khalid—or kbm, as he is known—has pledged to finally break the bond between the Kingdom and radical Islam. Together they will become unlikely allies in a deadly secret war for control of the Middle East. And when his only child is brutally kidnapped, he turns to the one man he can trust to find her before it is too late.

What’s done cannot be undone …gabriel allon, has spent most of his life fighting terrorists, the legendary chief of Israeli intelligence, including the murderous jihadists financed by Saudi Arabia.

A Guide for the Perplexed: A Novel

W. W. Norton & Company - W w norton Company. Software prodigy Josie Ashkenazi has invented an application that records everything its users do. A century earlier, another traveler arrives in Egypt: Solomon Schechter, a Cambridge professor hunting for a medieval archive hidden in a Cairo synagogue. The incomparable dara Horn returns with a spellbinding novel of how technology changes memory and how memory shapes the soul.

But what schechter finds, as he tracks down the remnants of a thousand-year-old community’s once-vibrant life, will reveal the power and perils of what Josie’s ingenious work brings into being: a world where nothing is ever forgotten. An engrossing adventure that intertwines stories from Genesis, medieval philosophy, and the digital frontier, A Guide for the Perplexed is a novel of profound inner meaning and astonishing imagination.

A Guide for the Perplexed: A Novel - Both he and josie are haunted by the work of the medieval philosopher Moses Maimonides, a doctor and rationalist who sought to reconcile faith and science, destiny and free will. But in egypt’s postrevolutionary chaos, including her husband and daughter, Josie is abducted―leaving Judith free to take over Josie’s life at home, while Josie’s talent for preserving memories becomes a surprising test of her empathy and her only means of escape.

When an egyptian library invites her to visit as a consultant, her jealous sister Judith persuades her to go.

A Spy in Exile: A Thriller

Atria/Emily Bestler Books - Known for her aptitude, and deadliness, beauty, Stein is asked to set up a secret unit that will act independently, answerable only to the Prime Minister. A dazzling, tension-filled novel that sheds light on the world hidden just below the surface of our everyday lives, this thriller offers a peek into the dark behind the curtain where today’s deadliest conflicts are fought.

W w norton Company. Thrilling. The wall street journal from the author of the internationally bestselling “supremely effective, cunningly crafted” The Providence Journal thriller Traitor, a cerebral and suspenseful novel of high-stakes intrigue in Israel’s top intelligence agency. After ya’ara stein is forced out of her job at the Mossad—the secret intelligence service of Israel—she is called upon by the Prime Minister for a classified job.

A Spy in Exile: A Thriller - With breathless pacing and shocking twists and turns, it proves that Jonathan de Shalit “has learned well from the likes of Mr. Le carré” the Wall Street Journal. As stein’s cadets struggle to crush these threats, they soon discover how easily the hunter can become the hunted. Descendants of the lethal militant red Army Faction have returned to terrorize Europe and fears of a radical Islam splinter group force the unit to distinguish between facts and smoke screens.

This streamlined and deadly unit, filled with bright young men and women recruited and trained by Stein, quickly faces threats both old and new.

My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner: A Family Memoir

Schocken - Hilarious and touching, grandma tonia and her regulations come richly to life in a narrative that circles around the arrival into the family’s dusty agricultural midst of the big, shiny American sweeper sent as a gift by Great-uncle Yeshayahu he who had shockingly emigrated to the sinful capitalist heaven of Los Angeles!

Here we meet shalev’s amazing grandma tonia, who arrived in Palestine by boat from Russia in 1923 and lived in a constant state of battle with what she viewed as the family’s biggest enemy in their new land: dirt. Grandma tonia was never seen without a cleaning rag over her shoulder. The sweeper, a stealth weapon from grandpa aharon’s American brother meant to beguile the hardworking socialist household with a bit of American ease, was symbolic of the conflicts and visions of the family in every respect.

My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner: A Family Memoir - The fate of tonia’s “svieeperrr”—hidden away for decades in a spotless closed-off bathroom after its initial use—is a family mystery that Shalev determines to solve. The result, the pioneers who gave his childhood its spirit of wonder, in this cheerful translation by Evan Fallenberg, as Shalev brings to life the obsessive but loving Tonia, is pure delight, and the grit and humor of people building ever-new lives.

She allowed only the most privileged guests to enter her spotless house. She received visitors outdoors. W w norton Company. America, to little meir and to his forebears, dangerous music, was a land of hedonism and enchanting progress; of tempting luxuries, and degenerate gum-chewing; and of women with painted fingernails.

Traitor: A Thriller

Atria/Emily Bestler Books - In the exhilarating tradition of i am pilgrim comes a sprawling, international high-stakes thriller that pits the intelligence of one man against one of the most successful spies ever to operate against American interests. When a young israeli walks into an american embassy and offers to betray his country for money and power, he has no idea that the CIA agent interviewing him is a Russian mole.

W w norton Company. Now, however, a hint that there may be a traitor in the highest realms of power has slipped out and a top-secret team is put together to hunt for him. The final showdown—between the traitor and the betrayed—can only be resolved by an act of utter treachery that could have far-reaching and devastating consequences.

Traitor: A Thriller - . The chase leads the team from the streets of Tel Aviv to deep inside the Russian zone and, finally, to the United States, where a most unique spymaster is revealed. Years later, that young man has risen in the ranks to become a trusted advisor to Israel’s Prime Minister and throughout his career, he’s been sharing everything he knows with the Kremlin.

Washington Black

Vintage - One of the ten best books of the year new york times book reviewone of the best books of the yearthe boston globe ● the washington post ● time ● entertainment weekly ● san francisco chronicle ● financial times ● Minneapolis Star Tribune ● NPR ● The Economist ● Bustle ● The Dallas Morning News ● Slate ● Kirkus ReviewsOne of Barack Obama’s Favorite Books of the YearEleven-year-old George Washington Black—or Wash—a field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation, is initially terrified when he is chosen as the manservant of his master’s brother.

Soon wash is initiated into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky, and where two people, separated by an impossible divide, where even a boy born in chains may embrace a life of dignity and meaning, can begin to see each other as human. But when a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash’s head, they must abandon everything and flee together.

Washington Black - Over the course of their travels, what brings Wash and Christopher together will tear them apart, propelling Wash ever farther across the globe in search of his true self. W w norton Company. To his surprise, the eccentric Christopher Wilde turns out to be a naturalist, explorer, inventor, however, and abolitionist.

. Spanning the caribbean to the frozen far north, London to Morocco, Washington Black is a story of self-invention and betrayal, of love and redemption, and of a world destroyed and made whole again.

Waking Lions

Back Bay Books - Then, speeding along a deserted moonlit road after an exhausting hospital shift, he hits someone. W w norton Company. Seeing that the man, is beyond help, an African migrant, he flees the scene. When the victim's widow knocks at eitan's door the next day, holding his wallet and divulging that she knows what happened, Eitan discovers that her price for silence is not money.

It is something else entirely, something that will shatter Eitan's safe existence and take him into a world of secrets and lies he could never have anticipated. Waking lions is a gripping, and morally devastating drama of guilt and survival, suspenseful, shame and desire from a remarkable young author on the rise.

Waking Lions - Winner of the jewish quarterly wingate prize10 women to watch in 2017--bookpagea new york times notable book of 2017After one night's deadly mistake, a man will go to any lengths to save his family and his reputation. Neurosurgeon eitan green has the perfect life--married to a beautiful police officer and father of two young boys.