This story is one of intrigue, deception, forward thinking, physical courage and love. The story is skillfully written with rich, full characters that are multifaceted and complex. I was at once wowed and humbled that the central character, Gershon Shalit, was true to his morals and convictions regarding his country and people. Shalit's desire was for Israel to be prosperous and principled and working for peace and prosperity for all in the country, not just the Jews. He is a man of his word and principles. He desires his countrymen to be committed not just to peace but also a future full of promise. I enjoyed this book and the story it tells. A strong 5 stars!