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The Hunt for the Engineer: The Inside Story of How Israel's Counterterrorist Forces Tracked and Killed The Hamas Master Bomber, Katz, Samuel M
Author Name:    Katz, Samuel M

Title:   The Hunt for the Engineer: The Inside Story of How Israel's Counterterrorist Forces Tracked and Killed The Hamas Master Bomber

Binding:   softcover

Book Condition:   used

Size:   306 pages, 6 inches by 9 inches tall

Publisher:    The Lyons Press 2002

Seller ID:   5351

from the cover: "His real name was Yehiya Ayyash, but he was known to the world as "The Engineer". During a twenty-four-month campaign of terror, beginning on April 6, 1994, he killed 130 Israelis and wounded nearly 500. His first car bomb, detonated by a suicide bomber, killed eight and wounded thirty people; a week later a man devastated a crowded bus with 50 pounds of explosives strapped to his body. More bombings, all masterminded by the Engineer, followed with horrible regularity. As the carnage in the streets of Israeli cities mounted, the Engineer became the most wanted man in modern Israeli history.

The result was one of the largest manhunts in history. The search involved Britain's M15, the Royal Jordanian Special Forces, the FBI, and the New York City Police Department. In charge of catching Ayyash was the Shin Bet, the most elite of Israel's secret services.

Here, author Katz reveals for the firts time how the Shin Bet conducted its mission against the elusive genius. Truly an expert in disguise, Ayyash on one occasion escaped detection dressed as an old Arab woman and on another as an Orthodox Jewish student.

As the search wore on, and the killings continued, Ayyash became revered amount Palestinians, more than 100,000 of whom turned out for his funeral.

The Hunt For the Engineer is a real-life thriller that provides a rare look behind the scenes of Israel's secretive security apparatus and how it operates within the stark context of life and death in the Holy Land, where bombs are once again shaping the political landscape."

Condition: Book is in good condition, the pages are crisp and clean. Page block has yellow remainder mark on bottom edge. Cover has rubbing wear, creases, and wear to the edges and corners.



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