Where Shadows Meet: An Espionage Action Thriller

December 17, 2018

 

It’s up to him to stop the assassination of the King of Morocco and stop chaos in the Middle East.

Arik Bar Nathan is head of the Israeli National Security Council. He has a direct contact with the Prime Minister. Due to the sudden death of the Prime Minister, Arik’s entire life is about to change.

The new Prime Minister seeks a better public opinion of him and demands that Arik serve this need to build a political image as Mr. Security, revealing secrets and showing off the success of military operations. Arik, an honest professional is not willing to take part in any of these fraudulent activities. The PM decides to end Arik’s duty and dismisses him, as well as the head of Mossad, from their positions.

The new head of the Mossad is a cunning character whose ties to the new Prime Minister are anything but professional.

It doesn’t take long for the new head of the Mossad to ask Arik for assistance. The Israeli Intelligence Agency has received information about Al-Qaeda operatives planning to assassin the King of Morocco during the Inauguration event of the big mosque in Casablanca.

Arik is the only one person who can put an end to this plot and is asked to use his abilities and contacts, to assist in this underground mission In Morocco, and save the King together with the French DGSE secret service.

If the King of Morocco is assassinated, there will be chaos in the Middle East and thousands of lives will be lost. Arik and his commando team must get to him first!

Where Shadows Meet is a tapestry of intrigue, wit, drama and dare that enthralls the reader from start to finish. 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 adrenaline and control. An intricate tale of passion and danger.

Nathan Ronen’s history with Israeli national security easily conjures the stories of extraordinary people, dedicating their lives to ensuring public security while paying a costly personal price. These people live in the shadows, functioning behind masks and borrowed time, and like many of us, remain terrified of loneliness.

 

REVIEW

A well-crafted espionage thriller.

Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews

Author Nathan Ronen weaves an action-packed espionage thriller with intriguing twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. The author paints a dramatic and riveting tale of both the exposed and concealed life of a Mossad agent in a very vivid and convincing way. In addition, the characters are drawn with great credibility and conviction. It’s a fast-paced novel that will keep you engaged from the first page to the last.

I enjoyed the story, character development, and dialogue. There were plenty of plot twists that I didn’t see coming and that added to the book’s mystique. When I stopped reading to work, I found myself wondering what happened in the book, and replaying parts of the novel in my head to see if I could figure more out. It has been a while since I enjoyed a book this much. It’s a first-class spy thriller with perfect pacing. Not much is as it appears here, which is just the way fans of mystery, thriller and suspense will want it!

Where Shadows Meet had every element a good story should have. An intriguing plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. There’s an abundance of well-illustrated scenes that make you feel like you are right there in the story, and that’s something I really look for in a good book. It’s one of those stories that come along once in a while that makes you want to read it non-stop until you get to the end. I’m giving nothing further away here. And this, I hope, will only add to the mystery and enjoyment for the reader!

‘Where Shadows Meet is a tapestry of intrigue, wit, drama and dare that enthralls the reader from start to finish. 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 adrenaline and control. An intricate tale of passion and danger.’

I’ll definitely be looking forward to reading more from Nathan Ronen the future. I would definitely recommend this book. Five stars from me.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Born in Liegnitz Poland in April 1948 to Jewish working class parents, both holocaust survivors. Immigrated to Israel in 1950. From a small, slum dweller in downtown Haifa the writer became a Department head in the defense community of Israel.

Married to Denise nee Abensour, a biologist, father of 5 and grandfather of 11. Currently teaching marketing and industrial management in Ort College and CEO of “Syn-task”, a subsidiary of Genesis, an international consulting firm for strategic planning and organizational behavior.
The Author is a dedicated volunteer in the community. He was the chairperson of the IDF veteran society, is a mentor in the SOS-Mental telephone help society of Israel , and an active national traffic police NGO.

The imprint of the parents’ trauma is evident in forging the hero of the book’s personality and consequently his protagonist’s need to be strong and never to demonstrate weakness.

The fascination with those unique individuals in the intelligence community was the trigger for this book. People who pay a heavy toll for their commitment to defend their country. The main motives behind this dedication are addiction to adrenaline, control, action and the fact that their conduct, which under other circumstances is strictly forbidden, is sanctioned and authorized.

However, these people live in the shadows, work under false identities, and like any other person, petrified of loneliness.

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