In the exhilarating tradition of I Am Pilgrim comes a sprawling, international high-stakes thriller that pits the intelligence of one man against one of the most successful spies ever to operate against American interests.
When a young Israeli walks into an American embassy and offers to betray his country for money and power, he has no idea that the CIA agent interviewing him is a Russian mole. Years later, that young man has risen in the ranks to become a trusted advisor to Israel’s Prime Minister and throughout his career, he’s been sharing everything he knows with the Kremlin. Now, however, a hint that there may be a traitor in the highest realms of power has slipped out and a top-secret team is put together to hunt for him. The chase leads the team from the streets of Tel Aviv to deep inside the Russian zone and, finally, to the United States, where a most unique spymaster is revealed. The final showdown—between the traitor and the betrayed—can only be resolved by an act of utter treachery that could have far-reaching and devastating consequences.
About the Author
Jonathan de Shalit is the pseudonym of a former high-ranking member of the Israeli Intelligence Community. He is the author of Traitor. His books must pass a rigid vetting process, including the approval of a special Governmental Ministers’ Committee. De Shalit has translated into Hebrew the American novel A Sport and a Pastime by James Salter and Defectors by Joseph Kanon, as well as John le Carre’s autobiography, The Pigeon Tunnel.
"Mr. de Shalit has learned well from the likes of Mr. le Carré . . . The story has enough shocks and suspense to earn it a place alongside the best of its genre." — The Wall Street Journal
"Written with stunning authenticity from someone who knows what they're talking about, Jonathan de Shalit's Traitor is a smart, thought-provoking, rising crescendo of suspense that hits all the right notes from start to finish. Don't miss one of 2018's hottest debuts!" — The Real Book Spy
"An intense read . . . Those of you that love a great spy/espionage read will definitely want to pick this one up." — The Wit & Wonder Agency
"Crackles with both authenticity and historical relevance akin to the work of Daniel Silva . . . This is a cerebral thriller of the highest order, a supremely effective, cunningly crafted contemporary take along the lines of Len Deighton and Helen MacInnis." — The Providence Journal
"Crackles with both authenticity and historical relevance akin to the work of Daniel Silva." — BookTrib