Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Dear Great Book Guru,  Last week I read in the New YorkTimes about a book that had been published here in Sea Cliff that focuses on Middle East espionage.  Are you familiar with the book and if so, would you recommend it?   Intrigued by Intrigue

Dear Intrigued, This book: SPIES AGAINST ARMAGEDDON by Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman has been much discussed on TV, radio, in the print and online media , and, yes, on the streets of Sea Cliff;  I definitely found it fascinating. Raviv and Melman trace the history of the Mossad,  Israel's  elite secret service, from its inception in the late1940's until the present time. Much of the book deals with fascinating stories of Mossad  past successes and some of its notable disasters. The authors' most startling revelation is that the intelligence agency has changed its focus  from a myriad of countries  to one : Iran. Anything and everything is being done  to prevent  nuclear warhead development by Iran with assassinations and cyberattacks  the chief means used.  An illuminating book and one that reads like a novel!

On another completely different note- best wishes to Jenna Fendt and Justin DiPietro on their wedding this weekend.  May you have a life filled with joy and, of course, much good reading… Love to you both!

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