In False Flag, Israeli-born Dalia Artzi, a tactical genius and specialist at Princeton in the study of maneuver warfare, uncovers a fiendish plot by a small group of Israeli fanatics to commit a horrific crime against the United States government and pin the blame on Iran. At first, Dalia, a pacifist, is hesitant to get involved. But, strong in her Jewish faith, she believes that the goal of her religion is not to crush one's enemies but to practice tikkun olam, to repair the world. Soon Dalia has little choice but to act quickly and do what she must to prevent the unspeakable.
Meanwhile, Jana, a beautiful but deadly Israeli operative taking orders from the conspiring fanatics, is determined to deftly fulfill the deadly mission entrusted to her. Once the plot has been carried out, Jana and the commanders of her mission believe that Israel's enemies will meet with total destruction when the world's most powerful nation retaliates. Jana is firm in her conviction that she is on the side of right and believes the ends will justify the means, however violent.
Centered on a fascinating and original Israeli heroine and antiheroine, False Flag probes some of the most important political and moral conflicts of our times. Altman examines extremism in its many incarnations and the complex pitfalls humans encounter when they try to do what is right, no matter the cost. In the process, he continues his tradition of creating ruthless female assassins, delivering his most terrifying creation yet. Riveting espionage, struggles of conscience, and edge-of-your-seat intrigue combine to make False Flag one of the most compelling and controversial thrillers of 2017.
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About the Author
John Altman's debut novel, A Gathering of Spies, came out in 2000. Since then, Altman has brought to life international intrigue from the early days of World War II through Eisenhower's postwar America to the Code Orange Age of the "War Against Terror," and his Disposable Asset takes place against the backdrop of ongoing brinkmanship with Putin's Russia. In addition to writing fiction, Altman has worked as a teacher, musician, and freelance writer. His thrillers have sold over a quarter-million copies in the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, Poland, and the Netherlands. He lives with his wife and children in Princeton, New Jersey.
Edoardo Ballerini is an actor, narrator, director, and film producer. His screen credits include the feature films Dinner Rush and Romeo Must Die, as well as the television series The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, and 24. An acclaimed narrator, he has won twelve AudioFile Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A thriller with a plot taken from issues in today's headlines. A bone chilling plot with characters whose motives are understandably rendered , which makes it all the more terrifying. Rogue Israeli operatives figure prominently, as does an older Israeli female heroine who is a Princeton prof. Don't miss this one!
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. A nice change of pace with Isreali agents.