The gripping true story of the Israeli-led hunt for the men responsible for the massacre of eleven Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972, which has inspired Steven Spielberg's forthcoming film epic `Munich'.
`Avner' was an agent of only twenty-six when he was summoned out of relative obscurity to head a specialist Israeli team crack team and track down the men responsible for the massacre of eleven Israeli athletes at the Munch Olympics in 1972.
Vengeance is the awesome account of this operation: it retells how the team set about their task with ruthless application, stalking their Palestinian targets and carrying out precisely timed executions. But it also reveals the other side of the coin: the terrible paradox that results when those in power, in a desperate bid against terrorism, resort to the very tactics of their enemies.
`The book is as crowded with convincing details as a Breughal.' Ken Follett, New York Times
`This is a story of our times.' Mail on Sunday
`Unusual and riveting.' Guardian
George Jonas is a Toronto-based writer and journalist. He frequently writes about topics related to the Middle East, counter-terrorism, and law. In addition to 13 books, three of which have become national and international bestsellers, Jonas has written three works for the stage, and has written and/or produced and/or directed over 200 dramas and documentary dramas for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, including the award-winning radio and TV series, The Scales of Justice (1981-1996). His journalism has featured in the Daily Telegraph, Saturday Review, the National Review, The Wall Street Journal, and United Press International.