Covert CIA agent Dan Gordon is used to sleeping with one eye open, but when his new assignment lands him in the dangerous crosshairs of international clandestine warfare, subterfuge reaches a whole new level.
Gordon’s latest task is to rendezvous with a high-ranking Iranian General integral to the country’s nuclear weapons’ program who plans to defect with a trove of state secrets, but when the general doesn’t show the night ends in a maelstrom of confusion and gunfire, leaving Dan bruised, bloodied, and with more questions than answers. As a former Mossad-agent-turned-lawyer, Dan knows he can never fully trust those around him, but it quickly becomes clear that this mission is not what it seems and he finds himself questioning his own superiors. With fears about Iran’s nuclear armament growing by the day and Dan embroiled in a treachery that may extend all the way from Tehran to Washington, this defection looks to be the most dangerous game of all.
About the Author
Haggai Carmon is an Israeli lawyer who has been representing the United States Government in civil litigation cases in Israel since 1985. He has also worked as a covert agent, gathering intelligence for the US government in over thirty countries. After years of intelligence work, Carmon came to realize that his real-life exploits were more compelling than most of the crime fiction he enjoyed, and thus found an outlet for his extraordinary adventures in his first novel Triple Identity, first published in 2009. He has since followed up with four more books in the Dan Gordon Series: The Red Syndrome, Triangle of Deception, The Chameleon Conspiracy, and Defection Games. In addition to his career as a lawyer and writer of spy thrillers, Carmon is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post and The International Tribune and is the author of the nonfiction book Foreign Judgments in Israel: Recognition and Enforcement.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Haggai Carmon pens "Defection Games" in a plot filled with excitement, spies and intelligence agencies. This is the first book I have read by the author, but between his vivid characters and the story line which you can tell was written from experience, I was totally captivated from the start. A highly recommended read for all mystery thriller fans. This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.