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A spy in exile / Jonathan de Shalit ; translated by Steven Cohen.

De Shalit, Jonathan, author. (Author). Cohen, Steven (Translator), translator. (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fertile Public Library DES (Text) 33500013003470 New Available -
McIntosh Public Library DES (Text) 33500013003488 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501170560
  • ISBN: 1501170562
  • Physical Description: 375 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Emily Bestler books/Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Emily Bestler Books, Atria, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note: Originally published in 2017 in Israel in the Hebrew language by Keter Books, Ltd.
Summary, etc.: "In the upper echelons of Israel's intelligence community, an elite, secret unit discovers how easily the hunter can become the hunted. After Ya'ara Stein is forced out of her job at the Mossad--Israel's secret intelligence service--she is called upon by the prime minister for a classified job. The astute and deadly Stein is tasked with forming a secret unit that is answerable only to the prime minister. Made up of brilliant young recruits, Ya'ara's team faces a lethal terrorist cell with ties to old European factions. But the ghosts of the past are not the only threats they face, and the agents scramble to distinguish between fact and fiction as their enemies turn the tables and close in."--CProvided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 December #2
    Ya'ara Stein tells you in no uncertain terms why she lost her post in Israeli intelligence: "I murdered someone." He was "a piece of filth" who "deserved to die." As this challenging novel begins, Ya'ara is back on the job, asked by the prime minister to form a supersecret team, "ruthless and violent if necessary." Once they're in place, she assigns them a training exercise that's almost a prank: locate the girl who dumped a team member and vanished. They find her, her story as unsettling as Ya'ara's reaction to it. For the team's second enterprise, things go horribly—and pathetically—wrong, and Ya'ara's chilly response cues us that we're watching a full-bore psychopath in action. For many, this gripping premise will overcome the trudging pace and the overabundance of detail, and there are fascinating bits of tradecraft along the way. It's the portrait of a stone killer—"a complex, dark and violent soul"– and her world, miles away from Fleming's romanticized capers and le Carré's meditations on love and betrayal, that linger in the mind. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Israel. Mosad le-modiʻin ṿe-tafḳidim meyuḥadim > Fiction.
Intelligence officers > Israel > Fiction.
Women intelligence officers > Israel > Fiction.
Special operations (Military science) > Israel > Fiction.
Genre: Spy stories.
Suspense fiction.
Spy fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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