A Long Night in Paris
From a former Israeli operative—and now a #1 London Times bestseller—comes the most authentic spy thriller of the year, perfect for fans of John Le Carré and Homeland.
When an Israeli tech executive disappears from Charles de Gaulle airport with a woman in red at his side, logic dictates youthful indiscretion. But Israel is on a state of high alert nonetheless.
And for Commissaire Léger of the Paris Police Force, all coincidences are suspect. When a second young Israeli from the flight is kidnapped, this time at gunpoint from his hotel room, his suspicions are confirmed—and a diplomatic crisis looms.
As the race to identify the reasons behind the abductions intensifies, a covert Chinese commando team watches from the rooftops— while hour by hour the morgue receives fresh bodies from around Paris. This could be one long night in the City of Lights.
Taking place over a frantic 28-hour period, Israeli author Alfon's stellar debut opens with the kidnapping of an Israeli tech entrepreneur at Paris's Charles de Gaulle Airport by a mysterious lady in red. Two operatives for Israel's supersecret Unit 8200, Col. Zeev Abad and his deputy, Lt. Oriana Talmor, quickly determine that Chinese agents kidnapped the wrong person. Their real target, a corrupt member of Unit 8200 who was attempting to sell state secrets, slipped through the airport into the night. Alfon, himself a former member of the real Unit 8200, skillfully unfolds an authentic game of chase and capture, depicting a variety of eye-opening, 21st-century spycraft techniques. Each chapter 121 in all is a short burst of action, description, or characterization, and though the plot does sag in the middle, weighed down by an excessive cast and subplot overload, Alfon has created a mesmerizingly real world. Fans of espionage thrillers will hope to see a lot more from this talented author.