A gripping thriller inspired by the true story of Ibrahim Yassin – an uneducated Lebanese goat herder. Recruited by the Israel Defence Forces, he is soon working as a mole deep within Hezbollah.
Nicknamed ‘the Fox’ because of his cunning, Imad Mughniyeh is just one week and one day older than Ibrahim Yassin. But he has positioned himself as number two within Hezbollah. He masterminds a series of bombings from Beirut to Buenos Aires and beyond, establishing a reputation as the world’s most wanted terrorist not named Osama bin Laden.
When Ibrahim Yassin is captured by Hezbollah and under interrogation as an Israeli spy, Mughniyeh has Yassin’s ten-month old son ‘burned alive before my eyes’.
Fiercely loyal to Israel’s intelligence services, Yassin sets out on an unlikely spiritual journey – converting from Islam to Orthodox Judaism. But his overriding goal is to to infiltrate Hezbollah still further and carry out a clandestine mission of personal revenge – to snare the elusive Fox.
Allan Slater is an investigative journalist who specialises in the Middle East. Based in Antwerp, he has worked for several national newspapers both in Belgium and the UK. He has also written extensively within the genre of true crime, several of his books forming the basis of television documentaries and docu-dramas.
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