The Volunteer: My Secret Life in the Mossad

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Vision, 2007 - Canadians - 276 pages
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In 1982, Michael Ross joined the legions of North American twenty-somethings bakpacking in Europe. When his money ran out, he wound up working on a kibbutz i Israel, where he fell in love with the land and its multi-layered history. Hemmersed himself in Israeli culture, converted to Judaism, married a Sabra, an adopted Israel's struggle for survival as his own. He joined the Israel Defene Force and was then recruited for the Mossad's most elite and storied covert-perations unit, Caesaria.;For seven-and-a-half years, Ross worked as a top-levl undercover agent, operating in many political hotbed areas in the world. InThe Volunteer", he describes his role in the capture of the three senior al Qada operatives who masterminded the 1998 attacks on American embassies in Kenyand Tanzania, a joint Mossad-FBI operation that uncovered a senior Hezbollah trrorist based in the United States. Ross also tells of his participation in misions to foil attempts by Syria, Libya, and Iran to acquire advanced weapons tchnology, and of a mission to South Africa in which he intercepted Iranian agets seeking to expand their country's military arsenal. Perhaps, most intriguin

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User Review  - Hagelstein - LibraryThing

Michael Ross is a Canadian who almost serendipitously immigrated to Israel after a tour with the Canadian army. He converted to Judaism, married an Israeli, and was recruited to the Mossad after his ... Read full review

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User Review  - Polaris- - LibraryThing

I really enoyed this. I tore through the first 80% in a few hours over the weekend...then I had to do things like 'go to work' and it took a few days longer to polish it off. Entertaining, well written (just the odd occasion of slight repetition), dramatic, and a fascinating subject. Read full review


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Michael Ross worked for the Mossad from 1998 to 2001. He worked in their Tel Aviv headquarters and as a covert agent overseas.

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