“reads with the page-turning ease of a great thriller.” (Claudia Rosett, Forbes)
“Explosive . . . a story that feels like a long-lost Abrahamic fable that has morphed into contemporary history.” (David Grant, Christian Science Monitor)
“ . . . more incendiary than any roadside IED” (GQ)
“Fascinating book. I couldn’t put it down.” (Sean Hannity, Fox News)
“ . . . offers a view of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict few others could provide.” (International Fellowship of Christians and Jews)
“The Israelis issued this book as a kind of propaganda.” (Hamas terrorist leader Osama Hamdan, Amanpour, CNN International) --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
From the Inside Flap
He witnessed the behind-the-scenes dealings of top Middle Eastern leaders who make headlines around the world. He was trusted at the highest levels of Hamas and participated in the Intifada. He was held captive deep inside Israel’s most feared prison facility. His dangerous choices and unlikely journey through dark places made him a traitor in the eyes of people he loves―and gave him access to extraordinary secrets. On the pages of this book, he exposes events and processes that to this point have been known only by a handful of individuals. . . .
Mosab Hassan (“Joseph”) Yousef is the son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding leader of Hamas, internationally recognized as a terrorist organization and responsible for countless suicide bombings and other deadly attacks against Israel. An integral part of the movement, Mosab was imprisoned several times by the Israeli internal intelligence service. After a chance encounter with a British tourist, he started a six-year quest that jeopardized Hamas, endangered his family, and threatened his life. He has since embraced the teachings of Jesus and sought political asylum in America.
Ron Brackin has traveled extensively in the Middle East as an investigative journalist. He was in Bethlehem, Ramallah, Gaza, and Jerusalem during the Al-Aqsa Intifada. He was on assignment in Baghdad after the fall of Iraq and more recently with the rebels and refugees of southern Sudan and Darfur. He has contributed articles and columns to many publications, including USA Today and the Washington Times. Ron served as a broadcast journalist and a congressional press secretary in Washington after graduating from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.