The AssistantBook - 2000
When Ben Poltarek, a young Washington lawyer and a brilliant amateur magician, opens his door to Tarnofsky, a dying secret agent whispering incomprehensible secrets, his life is changed forever. Ben is unexpectedly propelled into the secret underground of the Assistants, American Jews who place their skills -- and their lives -- in the service of Israel. The territory is unfamiliar and the stakes, life or death. Pursued by Arab terrorists who must silence him, manipulated by agents of the vaunted Mossad, and targeted by his own government, only Ben and his magic can save the Middle East from spiraling into flames and bringing the United States down with it. Exploring the world of influence, espionage, and power in America's capital, The Assistant works from the controversial premise that spies may sometimes be great allies. Peopled with unforgettable characters, driven by wrenching plot twists, this novel combines spellbinding suspense and heartfelt storytelling to create a fascinating page-turner.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2000
Branch Call Number: FIC LAW
Characteristics: 414 p