The Hell Of Osirak: (Betrayal) ((Betrayal, Redemption and Salvation Trilogy) Book 1) Kindle Edition
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More About the Author
Spy writer Jaye Rothman, author of the British MI6 agent Nikki Sinclair series, grew up in a small town near London, England during the Cold War. She watched her first James Bond movie as a young teenager and was immediately hooked on anything and everything to do with espionage.
Jaye has travelled extensively throughout Europe, the United States, Australia, and Africa, among other destinations, and draws on her own adventures (some of them hair-raising!) to bring colour and a unique flavour to her writing.
When she's not writing, Jaye loves to devour the latest spy thriller, walk along the beach with her beloved dog Izzy, or drink coffee and people-watch in one of Auckland's many wonderful cafés.
She is, of course, still a huge James Bond fan, and most days, after the sun goes down, the James Bond DVDs come out. Some things will never change.
Jaye lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her partner and Miss Izzy.
Follow her on Twitter, @jayerothman and on Facebook, www.facebook.com/jaye.rothman.
Her website is jayerothman.com.
Top Customer Reviews
The danger Iraq's Osirak nuke plant created for Israel was very real,Saddam Hussein WAS brutal enough to use chem weapons/poisonous gases on Iraq's own people as we saw,Israel did herself and our world a big big favor by taking out his nukes...And the whole story is written on this backdrop..Israel has saved millions of lives by taking out Osirak..And the novel based on this real incident,shows much of how various state spy agencies interact,or at least interacted during that time..And shows us the complexities of their relations..
The other interesting aspect of the book was the dilemma lesbian agents have to face while working for these agencies.My heart was broken for Nikki Sinclair,the main character of the book as she has to sleep with men to gain intelligence.She is a strong willed character and she is very REAL in a sense,she is vulnerable,not invincible,and that makes you root for her!Her ordeal is heartbreaking,but her will to prevail is very strong,as she goes through her services as an agent for the UK(Britain),she experiences everlasting love form a fellow Israeli spy Dvora only to get her heart broken again and again,just to bounce back!!Read more ›
Jaye Rothman cares enough about her readers' knowledge of the topic of her book that she has written a fine explanation about `Osirak'. 'The Governments in the west were terrified the oil embargo of 1973 could be repeated at anytime. That was why in 1975 France's President Chirac made a deal with the Iraqi's to ensure their supply of oil would be uninterrupted and unrestricted. In return the Iraq's wanted a nuclear reactor, the construction started in 1979. In the same year two nuclear cores were destroyed in France before they could be shipped to Iraq. There was speculation that the Mossad were involved. However, this only set the project back by six months. In June 1980 the first shipment of highly enriched uranium arrived in Iraq. The Israelis attempted directly and indirectly to negotiate with France to halt the construction of the reactor, but their attempts were unsuccessful. There was strong internal opposition in the Israeli Knesset (Parliament), to take any military action against the Iraqi's. Some opponents thought it would further increase the world's animosity towards Israel. Prime Minister Begin and the Cabinet met in October 1980, and made the decision that the attack would have to go ahead.Read more ›
I could really get into the skin of Nikki Sinclair , a beautiful lesbian superpy besotted with memories of her Israeli lover Dvora Bar Zahavi, and sent on dangerous missions around the world for MI5 while battling prejudice against her for her homosexuality, her past demons and her dedication to serving her country.
the lesbian love scenes were tasteful and quite exqusite, while the traumatic rape Nikki undergoes five times during the book is disturbing and heatbreaking.
What makes Nikki so endearing is that she is a combination of both toghness and vulnerability, she is not some cartoon superheo
Her story is in many cases a sad one from her rejection by her parents because of her being a lesbian (the birthday and Christmas cards she sends them even are unreturned) to the way M15 forces her into the beds of men even after her traumatic rape.
Nikki met Dvora during her training in 1973 when a lot of countries still cooperated freely with Israel before the years of isolation imposed on Israel by perfidious enemies.
the heart of the novel revolves around the race to obtain the microfilm details of Iraqi tyrant Saddam Hussein's nuclear plans to destroy Israel which culminated in 1981 in the Israeli raid that destroyed Saddam's Osirak nuclear plant
I found myself biting my nails for both heroines, cheering for them (especially when Nikki kills one of her tormentors and rapists, also being one of Saddam's key men at Osirak)
Apart from that is great to read fiction that gives a sympathetic portrayal of Israel, in an age when it all so fashionable to demonize that tiny country struggling for survival.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Obviously the life of a mystery specialists isn't precisely helpful for sentiment and when obligation calls, adoration takes a rearward sitting arrangement. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Quincy
I finished this book. The other interesting aspect of the book was the dilemma lesbian agents have to face while working for these agencies. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Robert A. Durbin
Rothman has delivered an outstanding alternative to the uber machismo of James Bond! Agent Nikki Sinclair is a tough as nails British Intelligence officer who will do whatever it... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Kitty Smith
This should be in erotifa it isprimarily a.lesbian love syory.Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
The Hell of Osirak: (Betrayal) ((Betrayal, Redemption and Salvation Trilogy) Book 1) by Jaye Rothman is a 221 page spy thriller. Read morePublished 18 months ago by LA Howell
The Hell of Osirak is the first full length novel written by Jaye Rothman and is loosely based on a true story Operation Opera, but the characters are purely fiction. Read morePublished 18 months ago by the ReviewNotes
Im not going to bore you to death with a long drawn out review like others have done. I liked the whole story within a story that was going on. Read morePublished 19 months ago by minde1397
I would recommend this to anyone looking to pick up a new read, especially for this cheap price. Definitely worth it.Published 19 months ago by Eric G.
This book grabbed my attention! This one is a well weitten book, and I can't put it down. The characters are great, and the story is really good too. Read morePublished 20 months ago by David Nagy
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