Triple Identity

Triple Identity : An Intelligence Thriller

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Shortly after Saddam Hussein's 1990 invasion of Kuwait, investigating attorney Dan Gordon, an Israeli native and a veteran of the Mossad, Israel's foreign intelligence service, is working for a unit of the U.S. Department of Justice that combats money launderers outside the United States. His assignment: track them down and bring them - and the stolen money - back to the United States. Gordon follows the trail of one Raymond DeLouise, an American banker with a secret past who has absconded with ninety million dollars from his failed California bank. But when Gordon arrives in Munich, DeLouise's case presents immediate and unforeseen problems. A seemingly routine investigation develops into a complex international plot involving murder, espionage, kidnapping, conspiracy, and romance. Gordon, an indefatigable bloodhound, calls on his innate shrewdness, as well as his Mossad training, to ferret out the truth, and DeLouise's real identities.In this novel, attorney Haggai Carmon weaves a plot around the Byzantine, subterranean methods by which rogue states - in this case the theocracy of Iran - seek to acquire nuclear materials. If you want to understand how the CIA and the Mossad work, alone and together, you'll get no better picture than the one told in this plausible intelligence thriller.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 298 pages
  • 152 x 224 x 34mm | 557.93g
  • Steerforth Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 1586420909
  • 9781586420901

About Haggai Carmon

Haggai Carmon is an Israeli-born international attorney sharing his time and practice between the United States, Israel, and the rest of the world. Since 1985, he has been representing the U.S. Department of Justice in its Israeli litigation. He has also been assigned by several federal agencies with worldwide responsibility for asset recovery and legal intelligence-gathering outside the United States in complex, multimillion dollar cases, most involving money laundering, which has required sensitive investigative work in more than thirty foreign countries. Although this book was inspired by his work for the Justice Department, it is not an autobiography; it is fiction. He lives in New York and continues to hover the world. Haggai Carmon's second intelligence thriller The Red Syndrome has just been released. The Red Syndrome describes Dan Gordon's hunt for a devastating bio-terror weapon, a hunt that features murder, coded messages, kidnapping, breathtaking desert chases, and betrayals along the way. Haggai Carmon has also completed Chameleon, the next Dan Gordon intelligence thriller about a sinister identity thefts by a foreign power to steal hundreds of millions of dollars from American banks and collapse the U.S economy.show more

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". . . shows an unusual familiarity with the gritty reality of intel ops and has the feel and smell of authenticity in the dialogue and plot that will result in enthusiastic readers among our professional intel members. A number of tradecraft surprises, too." — Intelligencer "Haggai Carmon's Triple Identity: An Intelligence Thriller sports all the intrigue and plot machinations you'd expect from an author with professional ties to the Department of Justice." — The Washington Post "A fast-paced, compelling whodunnit . . . a worthy page-turner for spending a day at the beach." — New Jersey Jewish News "The novel is terrific [the] characters are gripping and well defined. I felt myself on the road again with FBI agents. It is a truly classic piece of spy novel fiction! . . . I urge you to buy it, read it, and enjoy it. It will be your best read this summer, I can assure you. Judges have to tell the truth." — Hon. James J. Brown, a U.S. Federal Administrative Law Judge and Author "Riveting, full of imagination, unusual characters and fantastic events. It is remarkable that you have found time, in a daily life so full of important and significant activities, to write a story with a complicated plot that is mostly inherited from your own life experiences, and from ours as well." — Shimon Peres, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, former prime minister, defense minister and foreign minister. Currently deputy prime minister of Israel. "An impressively authentic debut thriller . . . A credible premise and a cast of twisted characters, from CIA and Mossad agents to the really bad guys . . . A bestseller in Israel, the novel includes an appreciative foreword by an anonymous former member of Mossad's directorate." —Publishers Weekly “An exquisite example that you can write a good thriller without burdening the plot with exaggerations, where the secret agent is just an ordinary guy. Triple Identity exceeds the normal expectations of a spy thriller, without breaking the boundaries of the genre; exquisite proof that you can build tension and interest without being blown into wild exaggerations. The novel is also fine proof that even in less-liked genres, sometimes you can find a book that is just fun to read. Never say never.” —Ha-eer (a Tel Aviv paper similar to New York’s Village Voice) Carmon “has managed to surprise even my skeptical mind with his seamless weaving of fact and fiction that has left me wondering which is which. He found the gentle balance between the dull plodding image and the peaks of ingenuity that makes this story so riveting. . . . Dan Gordon’s maneuvering tactics, self-motivation, and deceitful manners fit the profile of a successful undercover agent.” —Anonymous (Former member of Mossad’s Directorate) “When the bulky manuscript [for Triple Identity] arrived, I glanced at its first page, the first sentence – and read straight through to the very last word. . . . But what about that twisting plot, those interlaced subplots, incident after curious incident? What about much more than ninety million dollars spirited from a California bank? What about the fugitive banker, real identity as elusive as he, who spirited these millions away? What of that multinational cast of bad, good, and in-between guys crisscrossing Europe and the Middle East, double-crossing one another, intent on seizing the money, stalking the man, securing materials to manufacture weapons of mass destruction? Did these spring from Haggai’s cases? From cases that others handled? From Haggai’s innovative and inventive mind? Haggai says that they’re fiction. He certainly should know. So, fiction they are. But as far as my experience goes, they nonetheless ring true. I’d say that they could have happened.” – Sarah McKee, former Department of Justice general counsel for the INTERPOL—U.S. National Central Bureau Carmon “molds into his first novel his professional experience and builds a rhythmic and captivating thriller that combines motifs favored by John Grisham with smooth nonchalant language.” —Yedioth Acharonot (Israel’s largest newspaper)show more

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