A Long Night in Paris by Dov Alfon
When an Israeli tech entrepreneur disappears from Charles de Gaulle airport with an attractive woman, logic suggests youthful indiscretion.
However, Israel’s new head of Unit 8200’s autonomous Special Section, Colonel Zeev Abadi, also just happens to have arrived in Paris on the same flight. A coincidence or is a diplomatic incident looming?
Israel is soon on high alert when a second young Israeli is kidnapped at gunpoint, shortly after arriving on the same flight. Meanwhile, back in Tel Aviv the Colonel’s deputy (and only ally), Lieutenant Oriana Talmo is racing to identify the victims and understand why there were abducted.
Hour by hour, more victims are discovered in the river and the city’s arrondissements. A covert Chinese commando team is also in Paris, closely following the investigation.
A Long Night in Paris is a fast paced, spy thriller that demands your attention. Dov strongly draws on his own experience in the world of espionage which results in a clever, realistic and authentic novel. He packs in an exciting amount of action within the 24 hours of the story.
Dov Alfon is a former Israeli intelligence officer. He was bought up in Paris before emigrating to Tel Aviv with his family. Dov was editor in chief of Israel’s newspaper, Haaretz before becoming chief editor of a publishing house. A Long Night in Paris was originally published in Hebrew and topped the Israeli best seller charts for 24 weeks.
Reviewer: Andrea Molloy Hachette, RRP $34.99