From the list on international spy thrillers with cultural differences.
Who am I?
In the early 70s I was a pop singer/recording artist in Paris with a dinner show at a restaurant/discotheque/bar called Jacky’s Far West Saloon. Located in the trendy Montparnasse area, it was popular with the US embassy personnel. As such, it was also a magnet for spooks looking to score contacts with the Americans. I witnessed a lot of intrigue there, some of it major, most of it minor, and developed a passion for international espionage. I also developed a passion for international finance and went on to author or co-author ten books and over a hundred journal articles on the subject.
Ephraim's book list on international spy thrillers with cultural differences
Why did Ephraim love this book?
This book is long and complicated. With an expansive plot that doesn’t overwhelm or convoluted.
One of its great strengths is the accurate depiction of investigative techniques. I especially enjoyed seeing how espionage has changed since the cold war. It also draws attention to the problem of dealing with adversaries willing to die for their cause.
I also appreciated the objective treatment of the Muslim community and some insights into the causes of Muslim extremism.