A Minister in a Box

February 6, 2019

 

When a Mossad agent pursues you, you should know that there is no safe place to hide

In an African country, a corrupt minister has stolen 2.3 Billion US Dollars and fled the country. A new president turns to a Mossad “fixer” – now retired and offers him 10 million dollars to have the former minister found and brought back, no matter what and how!

This “fixer” puts together a team of three experts, comprising of one head of a mafia organization, one former intelligence agent and an anesthesiologist. They locate him in London and are now planning the best way to kidnap him without getting noticed. To do so, they decide to put the minister in a special box, storing him in the cargo of the plane and flying him back.

Though their plan is seemingly flawless, not everything goes according to plan. The clock ticks and when the problems begin to pile up, the pressure on the special team begins to increase. With the authorities on their tail, they will do everything to escape unscathed.

 

REVIEW

 

A first-class international crime thriller with perfect pacing.

Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews

Author Aaron Ben-Shahar weaves an action-packed crime 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 intrigue and suspense 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.

The book description gives a sneak preview: ‘In an African country, a corrupt minister has stolen 2.3 Billion US Dollars and fled the country. A new president turns to a Mossad “fixer” – now retired and offers him 10 million dollars to have the former minister found and brought back, no matter what and how!

This “fixer” puts together a team of three experts, comprising of one head of a mafia organization, one former intelligence agent and an anesthesiologist. They locate him in London and are now planning the best way to kidnap him without getting noticed. To do so, they decide to put the minister in a special box, storing him in the cargo of the plane and flying him back.

Though their plan is seemingly flawless, not everything goes according to plan. The clock ticks and when the problems begin to pile up, the pressure on the special team begins to increase. With the authorities on their tail, they will do everything to escape unscathed…’

Now, if that’s not enough to get your curiosity juices flowing, I don’t know what will. But if you want to find out what happens, you’ll just have to turn the pages for yourself! However, I will say it was well worth the read. It’s my first time reading this author and I must say I was very impressed.

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 international crime 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!

‘A Minister in a Box’ 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!

I’ll be looking forward to reading more from Aaron Ben-Shahar in the future. I would absolutely recommend this book to all fans of the mystery, thriller and suspense genre. Five stars from me.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Attorney at law Aaron Ben Shahar was born in Tel Aviv Israel and gradated the Hebrew Reali School’s IDF Junior Command Preparatory School at Haifa – a highly renowned and prestigious establishment, among whose alumni are senior IDF commanders. Ben Shahar served as an officer at Golani Brigade and at the IDF Armored Corps, achieving the rank of a Captain.

He then earned his first degree in International Relations at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem as well as Law at Tel Aviv University.

After his graduation from the Hebrew University, Ben Shahar served in highly sensitive positions at the GSS, Israel’s General Security Service, after which he started his own law practice.

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