How do you penetrate the world’s most secretive and tightly knit terrorist organization? Dan Gordon’s only option is deception. Working undercover in a joint CIA/Mossad mission, he’s on the hunt for the source of funding to Hezbollah. He has infiltrated a Lebanese network in Paraguay, only to realize the operation is far more wide-ranging than he’s been told.
And when Dan finds himself locked in a grim Romanian prison cell, he wonders if there’s still more that he hasn’t been told. Was it a security leak that got him arrested? Did the CIA make him a sacrificial lamb? Or has he stumbled on a much bigger plot, one with the potential to disrupt Al Qaeda’s operations in America?
This is the fifth book i chose to read from my post Third Lot – And It’s A Lot
Triangle of Deception follows Dan Gordon, an agent for the Office of International Asset Recovery and Money Laundering, and his involvement in Operation Pinocchio – an operation to infiltrate terrorist organisation Hezbollah and cause dissension in its members. However the world of espionage is never as it seems.
I found it hard to get into this book. Although the beginning was setting the plot and had a lot of character back story, there was a lot of technical information as well that I found hard to wrap my head around. The rest of the book was similar however as I understood what was going on, I founder it easier to get into.
Dan is an interesting character with a lot of experience in the field. Although I couldn’t relate to him in the slightest, I still connected with him and cared about his well being. I experienced his emotions right along with him.
The book is quite slow paced and there is a lot of information to digest however it is still very intriguing. It’s a heck of a lot more realistic than most crime novels. As there is so much to take on board, you don’t really have a clue where it’s all headed and who’s behind what.
Although it took a bit for me to get into, it was altogether an enjoyable read. I would definitely recommend it those who like a lot of intrigue compared to action in their espionage thriller novels.