deShalit, Jonathan. “Traitor: A Thriller”, Atria Books, 2018.
A High Stakes Thriller
I cannot say too much about Jonathan deShalit’s new novel, “Traitor” since we have a few months before it is published bit I wanted to let you know about it so you can add to you list of books to be read. It is a high-stakes thriller that pits the intelligence of one man against one of the most successful spies ever to operate against American interests. It all begins when a young Israeli walks into an American embassy and offers to betray his country for money and power but he has no idea that the CIA agent interviewing him is a Russian mole. Years later, this same young man becomes a trusted advisor to Israel’s Prime Minister and throughout his career, he has been sharing everything he knows with Russia. Now, there is a hint that there may be a traitor in the highest realms of power and a top-secret team is put together to hunt for him. The chase takes this team from the streets of Tel Aviv to deep inside the Russian zone and, finally, to the United States, where a very unique spymaster is revealed. The final showdown—between the traitor and the betrayed—can only be dealt by an act of utter treachery that could have far-reaching and devastating consequences.