To Kill a Shadow

To Kill a Shadow

by Nathan Ronen


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To Kill a Shadow by Nathan Ronen

Love, and assassination in a Mossad thriller told from the inside

Life had been fortunate for Arik Bar Nathan. From a poor apartment in downtown Haifa, he had risen to become head of Operations Division of Israel's intelligent services, 'the Mossad'. He is a daring and successful man that has led missions all around the world and fulfilled every goal and desire. Now, his life is about to change.

A delightful tapestry of intrigue, wit, and dare that enthralls from start to finish

A failed Mossad operation against a Hezbollah official in South America makes Arik a target for a vicious drug-trafficking mafia in Paraguay. A mysterious German woman - an alluring professor of Philosophy - arrives at his birthday party and captures his eye and his heart. He is the son of a Holocaust survivor, and he knows falling in love with this woman means trouble. When a trained assassin arrives in Israel dressed as a Provo Slav clergyman hunting for his head, nothing can save Arik but true love.

Real and unpublished inside information on Mossad operations

To Kill A Shadowis a brilliant espionage thriller that will leave you breathless. It is the remarkable story of those who live in the shadows, working under false identities and behind masks, addicted to the adrenaline and control. An intricate tale of passion, difference, and danger.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781539777571
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/26/2016
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

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To Kill a Shadow 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Kathleen Short-Ridge More than 1 year ago
This is a great story to read in one sitting. It is a story about an agent of Mossad and what happens in his life and how he hunted because of something he did in the line of duty. At times I like crime books if they are well written and this one was. The characters were brought to life and you felt like you were watching a crime drama fit for TV. One similar to NCIS with the character of Ziva, this being her side and if she were male. It gives you a glimpse into the world of world issues and battles. It is full of twists, turns, romance, and even a lot of humor if you can see it in the semidarkness of the plot. This is a great read if you are reading it in one sitting. It was fast and kept you on the edge of your seat especially wondering if the female lead was “good guy” or not. What I did not like about it was that if you put it down it took a bit to get back into the flow of what you were reading. It was also written like an episode or series of an American crime drama. I also did not like the fact that at times it was hard to keep my intrest. I rate books differently than others. I use my stars as (*1) Will keep, reread, buy and pass on another copy and promote the author as best as I can. (**2) Will pass on and share with others it was a great book. (***3) Will donate it to thrift store. Glad I read it but not worth reading again. (****4) Not worth reading, great for a fire starter though. This was a 2* for me. I have already began telling my family about it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a thrilling story about Arik Bar Nathan. A survivor of the Holocaust he now has become the head of Operations Division of Israel's intelligent services. When a mysterious German woman, named Eva,shows up at Arik's birthday party he finds himself falling in love with her. Will the fifty year old, divorced Arik loose his heart to her and escape the dangers on his life. With an assassin hunting him he will need to use all his wits. I must admit I did not get caught up in this book right away. I found it difficult to keep names and events straight but it is a worthwhile read. and one I am glad I stuck with. The author mixes love and danger delightfully in this exciting story involving those we never see. This tale of espionage story about those who work in the shadows is a definitely a good read.
Sonalify More than 1 year ago
First of all I really liked the title of this book. Its a thriller featuring murder and love, this book will have readers enrapt and glued to the pages till the end. Its a thriller with an international setting which combines drama, crime and romance. In short it has all the elements of keeping the readers entertaining. Nathan Ronen did a great job of creating a fast paced masterpiece laced with unexpected twists and with well developed characters. Arik is a departmental head at mossad but no one knows about his real job. As a result there are lots of fences to be mended in order to find some balance in his life. With lots of responsibilities on his shoulders, a failed mission creates many troubles in his life and then he cant afford to get distracted and fall in love. This created a sub plot in the story and I really liked this twist. I loved reading this book and I liked the style of Author which was seen in the characters and the plot of this book. I wish good luck to the Author for upcoming projects. I recommend this book to read.
Romuald Dzemo More than 1 year ago
A thriller featuring love and murder, To Kill a Shadow by Nathan Ronen will have readers enrapt and turning the pages until the reach the last one. Set against a powerful political background. Arik Bar Nathan is the kind of character that readers will want to follow, an ordinary man whose rise to become the head of the Israeli intelligence is phenomenal. He has never known failure in any of his operations, but when one goes awry, he becomes the target. And the one who hunts him seems more skilled that anything he's known. Can he find a way out? Love could be the answer to the enigma. A thriller with an international setting, To Kill a Shadow is a book that deftly combines drama, romance, crime, and intrigue, to deliver a huge dose of entertainment for readers. Nathan Ronen is one of those players in the field that thriller fans should watch out. Fast-paced and laced with unexpected twists, this story features well-developed and very compelling characters. I couldn't help but think about how the drama would play out on a Big Screen. It is breathtaking and one could feel the pulse rise as one reads from page to page.