No intelligence service is surrounded by more myth and mystery than Israel’s Mossad.
Hailed by the CIA as ‘the best in the world’, it is held in awe by its friends and feared by its foes.
It can boast the most devoted, patriotic agents in the world.
It was Mossad who pulled off the spectacular rescue of Israeli hostages from Entebbe and Mossad agents who pinpointed the target for Israeli bombers to destroy Iraq’s nuclear reactor.
Since the 1940s, Mossad has been a crucial weapon in Israel’s constant struggle to survive.
Now Ronald Payne has written the first full history of Mossad. It reads like a thriller, but every word is true.
Here are the heroes, the dare-devils, the masters of intelligence, and their incredible stories of kidnappings, Nazi hunts, high-tech espionage, smuggling nuclear weapons and counter-terrorist operations.
‘Mossad: Israel’s Most Secret Past’ is a penetrating, gripping and suspense-filled account.
‘Brilliantly revealing’ – Daily Express
Ronald Payne (1926-2013) was a distinguished newspaper correspondent who focussed on espionage and international crime. He began covering the Middle East in the 1950s, reporting on the Suez crisis and the 1973 Yom Kippur War for the Telegraph. He also conducted a well-publicised interview with Colonel Gaddafi. As a writer he released several books on terrorism and warfare, including ‘The Carlos Complex’ about Carlos the Jackal, and a bestselling book about the Falklands War.