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by Michael Ross,Jonathan Kay

eBook The Volunteer: The Incredible True Story of an Israeli Spy on the Trail of International Terrorists download ISBN: 1602391327
Author: Michael Ross,Jonathan Kay
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (September 17, 2007)
Language: English
Pages: 320
ePub: 1427 kb
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Rating: 4.8
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Category: Biography
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The Volunteer" by author, Michael Ross (with Jonathan Kay) is a superbly written autobiographic memoir of the author's 13 years as an agent for the famous (infamous?), Israeli "Mossad".

The Volunteer" by author, Michael Ross (with Jonathan Kay) is a superbly written autobiographic memoir of the author's 13 years as an agent for the famous (infamous?), Israeli "Mossad". Some 6 or 7 of those active years were as a field operative ("combatant") in the course of various missions against Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda, and various other Eastern terrorist factions. The author does not sugar coat or, romanticize this profession or, his own standing with in it. Mr. Ross brushes a thick coat of reality veneer over the entire memoir

It also serves as a reminder of An interesting book written by a Canadian born Mossad agent.

It also serves as a reminder of An interesting book written by a Canadian born Mossad agent. As a young man, Michael Ross travelled to Israel on vacation and ended up falling in love with the country, converting to Judaism and marrying an Israeli woman. After serving in the Israeli army he was recruited by Mossad and carried out missions for them for years, as well as liasing with the US. Details regarding Israeli intelligence were omitted for obvious reasons but it's still an interesting read.

Ross, Michael and Jonathan Kay. "The Volunteer: The Incredible True Story of an Israeli Spy on the Trail of International Terrorists", 2007 . al-Sharq al-Awsat, Seventy one 'terrorists' referred to military court, July 7, 1999

Ross, Michael and Jonathan Kay. al-Sharq al-Awsat, Seventy one 'terrorists' referred to military court, July 7, 1999. Alleged militants in the War on Terror who have lived in Azerbaijan. People listed in italics have died.

For those that do not know my background, I am a former clandestine case officer (spy) who has published widely on the craft of intelligence.

When Michael Ross decided to go backpacking across Europe, he had no. .This is not a self-important novel centered around Mr. Ross, nor does it exploit or compromise Israeli security

When Michael Ross decided to go backpacking across Europe, he had no inkling that his vacation would lead to a life tracking down the world’s most dangerous. The Volunteer : The Incredible True Story of an Israeli Spy on the Trail of International Terrorists. by Jonathan Kay and Michael Ross. Ross, nor does it exploit or compromise Israeli security.

When Canadian army veteran Michael Ross decided to go backpacking across Europe, he had no inkling that his vacation would lead to a life tracking down the world’s most dangerous terrorists. Out of money and alone in Israel, Ross began working on a Kibbutz-and fell in love with both the country and an Israeli woman. After converting to Judaism, Ross was recruited by the country’s secret service-the Mossad-as an undercover agent

If it didn’t happen to me, it’s not in this book.

All inquiries should be addressed to Skyhorse Publishing, 555 Eighth Avenue, Suite 903, New York, NY 10018. ww. kyhorsepublishing. If it didn’t happen to me, it’s not in this book. A second caveat: Not every detail of every mission I performed in the Mossad is described here.

Volunteer, The The Incredible True Story of an Israeli Spy on the Trail of International Terrorists Michael Ross .

When Michael Ross decided to go backpacking across Europe, he had no inkling that his vacation would lead to a life tracking down the world’s most dangerous terrorists. In Israel, out of money and alone, Ross began working on a Kibbutz—and fell in love with both the country and an Israeli woman. After converting to Judaism, Ross was recruited by the country’s secret service—the Mossad—as an undercover agent. In the years that followed, he played a significant role in capturing al-Qaeda members responsible for the embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, and worked jointly with the FBI and CIA to uncover a senior Hezbollah terrorist living in the United States. His never before revealed story makes an action-packed biography.
Comments: (7)
Foiuost
From the very beginning of this book I was hooked. Ross was a Canadian, who grew up in Victoria, British Columbia where I live. He traveled around Europe with a backpack and ends up volunteering on a kibbutz in Israel. He falls in love with the country, eventually converts to Judaism and becomes a citizen. After serving in the Israeli Defense Forces, he is recruited by the Mossad.
Ross lived an exceptional, purpose driven life. A natural writer, he tells his story with humor, honesty and modesty. In relating experiences, conversations and anecdotes, he makes it all so real. You get a sense of the people, the place, the geopolitics, the inner workings of the Mossad and the life of a "combatant". Compelling and fascinating!
Munigrinn
Everyone in the US, and I do mean everyone, should read this book and heed the warnings therein...the Western world seems content to look the other way while Israel continues to struggle daily for survival. Now the battle against extremist Islam is coming to our shores, and the author is giving us a huge heads-up that we cannot afford to ignore.
Jerinovir
Good insight into the every-day work of Mossad as they go 24-7 to keep Israel safe, and prevent the jihadist and other Jew haters from destroying their nation from the planet. God bless and keep Israel and the Jewish people. We are their brothers & sisters. whatever their guardians can do to prevent deaths and to derail assassins and bombers from destroying their culture and Jerusalem, I am all for it.
Keep on trucking; keep the radical terrorists off balance or on the blade.
Captain America
If you like spy books, real life accounts, then this is worth reading. The book is getting a little dated, but the accounts are still reverent in today's world, the "War on Terror" has its roots in some of the accounts portrayed in the book. I guess we can never know 100% if someone who purports to be an ex-spy is telling the truth but I completely believe the author. He tells of some operations he was involved in while working as am agent for the Israeli foreign secret service the Mossad. I appreciate he makes it a point of stating he was only writing on things he saw and overheard, not wide speculation from a disgruntled ex employee. I say read it, it is worth the cost of addition. The author makes you see the highs and many many lows of being an active intelligence agent. He honestly tells of the toll it took on him and his family.
Marilbine
If you like Silva's "Gabriel Allon", you will probably enjoy this story. Though it reinforces much of Silva's research, it also fills in some of the "real-life" gaps in the fictionalized spy life that would zone out the Allon fan. And somewhat disappointing to learn are its revelations of dysfunctions among the top-tier (esp. USA) intelligence agencies in the world. I left wishing that the story had extended beyond the 2007 date of publication.
Rude
Love non fiction books that often read like fiction. Getting a bit outdated but interesting account of Hezbollah, 9-11 and the FBI. Not a lot of spy craft but remember certain information has to be left out because it's the Mossad
Simple fellow
Great summer read. It shows the story of a foot soldiers in the game for Israel's survival. Every country has people operating in the shadows of espionage, but in this case is for the survival of a small nation surrounded by enemies thirsty for her blood.Buy it! Read it!
"The Volunteer" by author, Michael Ross (with Jonathan Kay) is a superbly written autobiographic memoir of the author's 13 years as an agent for the famous (infamous?), Israeli "Mossad".

Some 6 or 7 of those active years were as a field operative ("combatant") in the course of various missions against Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda, and various other Eastern terrorist factions. The author does not sugar coat or, romanticize this profession or, his own standing with in it. Mr. Ross brushes a thick coat of reality veneer over the entire memoir. His missions, comments, personal thoughts, and the people he was forced to work with make this a "page turner- deluxe". In addition, Michael Ross's literary prowess is every bit as powerful as the "the Office" for which he worked. His last years as a liaison officer between the Mossad, CIA, and FBI are almost as interesting as some of the dark alley ways of the Middle East which he frequented, and perhaps...politically more dangerous. However, it seems that his most important and personal assignments came later near the end of his tenure, when he became involved in helping many Jews escape the barbaric treatment from Mugabe's rule in Zimbabwe, South Africa. This was the assignment that most affected him, and turned his "box of matches into... a pile of ash."

Michael Ross being the good Mossad agent that he was; naturally has a different viewpoint of the Jonathan Pollard scandal of which he mentions in chapter 15. The author contends that Pollard never worked for the Mossad but, was actually controlled from another intelligence section known as "Lakam" which was run from the Israeli Prime Minister's office. The author justifies the use of Pollard based upon his understanding that, the United States was withholding valuable information from Israel. This may, or may not be true however; if the coin were reversed, and... Pollard had been stealing Israeli secrets and giving them to the United States he would have felt differently.

None the less; Michael Ross has a superb collection of quotes, personal wisdoms, and vocabulary that he unselfishly shares with his readers. Ross also writes with a special flare highlighted by tell-tale caustic overtones which only make his story all the more realistic and interesting to read.

Unlike most works of this nature, the author's ego is not overly inflated and in many instances, actually down played. Despite what Mr. Ross may think of himself, he is a "Lion of Judah" to me.

Anyone who has an interest in the realm of intelligence gathering, or merely wants to read an interesting tale of intrigue should without a doubt...order this book.