". . . 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."
"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."
“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