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Code Ezra [Kindle Edition]

Gay Courter
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The bestselling story behind today’s headlines!
A master spy, three women agents and one traitor.
Eli Katzar was the most effective spy in the Israeli espionage network—and his success in a shadowland of undercover thrusts and counterthrusts lay in the brilliant trio of female operatives he had recruited and trained. But now one had betrayed him and his country—and unless he found out who, unbelievable treachery would lead to unthinkable disaster.
Code Ezra spans thirty tumultuous years of Israeli history and takes the reader on a spellbinding journey from Alpine climbs to illegal flights over Egypt, from Parisian ateliers to the hear of a Palestinian refugee camp, from London’s West End to the bazaars of Baghdad, from ancient Jerusalem to contemporary New York. Penetrating the core of that most secret of intelligence services, Israel’s Mossad, Courter show us its innermost workings, revealing he painstaking vetting and training of its agents and the intricate development of their covers. As Courter weaves together the true and the imagined, we share the breathtaking anxieties of the Ezra team members in their double identities as lovers, wives, mothers—and spies.

About the Author

Gay Courter?s novels include: The Midwife, River of Dreams, Code Ezra, Flowers in the Blood, and The Midwife?s Advice. I Speak For This Child: True Stories of a Child Advocate is a non-fiction book about her volunteer work as a court guardian. She and her husband produced over 100 documentary films. They have three children and reside in Florida.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1023 KB
  • Print Length: 628 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Egret E-book Editions (18 Sept. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0043M4S7M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #179,423 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Jewish M.I,5 30 Dec. 2013
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Easy to read lost the plot a few times, but easy to read and more like a Jewish version of a James Bond story.Good to fair reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story 28 Nov. 2014
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I really enjoyed this book. I have not read too many spy thrillers, but this has certainly whetted my appetite for more. I was just so disappointed that the author did not write any further novels of a similar genre. I was really distraught when the book came to an end. What shall I read now?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 7 Sept. 2014
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Great read
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5.0 out of 5 stars An absorbing spy thriller about the Mossad. 2 Nov. 1998
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Code Ezra is set in 1979 with flashbacks to the 40's, 50's, and 60's. It chronicles the role of a fictional three woman Mossad team, recruited and trained by a master spy, in Israel's war for independence and in one final mission which involves Iraq's attempts to build nuclear weapons. There are fascinating insights into the secrets of the Mossad. It reads as if drawn from current headlines and is by no means dated even though it was published in 1986.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Code: Editor: Needed! 6 Dec. 2009
By Barton J. Chandler - Published on
This book starts as an espionage mystery story, that gets you asking who, what, why, and how? And then, and then it turns into a very, very, long, long, long flashback story of proto-Israeli-Mossad agents. We are treated to their years of training, missions, kvetching, kibbitzing, and having kunna hurras, all through the formatives years of Israeli's nation-hood. This is 2½ pound, 607 page of a monster of a book, 427 of them as flashback in order to "support" the mystery plot. Courter apparently has needs to read Alistair MacLean: come up with a darn good premise, tell the story with verve, with no trips to grandma's house. And if not him then Ian Fleming, or Helen McInnes will do. Courter does write with an authoritive and direct present voice, so you are always paying attention. She certainly mastered her materials. And the story vignettes are not too long as to become boring, although there is a 55-page mountain climbing detour, that a Fleming or MacLean could have done in 10. But then you realize this is the Israeli version of Charlie's Angels, and their boss even uses a cover name of Charles Ivy. Fortunately, the soap opera parts do not last to long. Although perhaps two chronological books might have been a better gimmick, with a cliffhanger ending book one. I give this two star story three, since Courter soldiered on with it after page 350.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Never fails to entertain and educate 9 Feb. 2009
By Anna - Published on
This is a favorite I've read many times since its first paperback release. The characters are well drawn, the assignments intriguing, and the back drop of the history of Israel and the embryonic Mossad spurs me to research non-fiction historic information.

I learn something new every time I read it, and love its epic length. It's a good read and I'm always sad to reach the end.
5.0 out of 5 stars Code Ezra by Gay Courter 19 Jun. 2014
By Morris E. Graham - Published on
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Courter takes through the world of a Mossad master spy. Eli, the son of a British police officer in Palestine and a Jewish mother, finds himself with dual citizenship when Israel is formed. he answered the call to serve England in WWII as a cryptanalyst and later helps as a security officer to discover Nazis. He then is asked to join Mossad, the Israli security agency, and becomes proficinet but never quite trusted by some because of his Eglish heritage. He puts togethjer a team of three female spies, who work for him for over twenty years. One of them becomes a traitor. This very fascinating story is all over the place, from New york, to Paris, to Cairo, to Tel Aviv, literally everywhere in the intricately woven tale of espianage. This is s must read!
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Words, words, words 29 Nov. 2006
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Charles Dickens was paid by the word, as he was published in London newspapers. Fortunately, his work is still with us.

Ms. Coulter could have propounded her theme, moral and story in far fewer words. She finishes the book not with a bang, but a whimper. The story was interesting, but my, how she drags on!

If you have some time with nothing to do, or if you're willing to pick up the book at odd intervals, the book isn't bad. But if you attempt to read the book in three sittings, you will be overwhelmed by the sheer redundancy of her words.

To say her protagonist is naive is putting it mildly. For him to be in a position of authority, to be so unaware of his agents makes me think he might be a good candidate for the CIA.

Even Tom Clancy writes more tersely than Ms. Coulter!
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