For me, the most interesting thing about the book was the first quarter of it, which details the actual events leading up to and including the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics by the Palestinian terror organization Black September. The rest of the book is dedicated to describing various assassination plots by the Mossad (successful and unsuccessful) intended as both revenge and deterrent. (The difference between the actual assassinations and those depicted in Stephen Spielberg's film Munich is astounding.)
Perhaps the most surprising thing about the Munich massacre is the severe incompetence of the German authorities during the hostage crisis and leading up to the massacre, and even in the years after the massacre. They refused to admit any wrongdoing whatsoever. The incompetence is described using numerous examples.
Stefan Rudnicki's gravelly, overly serious narration is certainly adequate enough, although sometimes it sounds as though he's got cotton balls in his mouth.
If you particularly enjoy police procedurals, this book has enough detail to keep you interested for a while.
Of the ten or so books I've listened to in the past year, this one was by far my favorite. Not only is Mr. Hermann's narration engaging and involving, but the story itself takes you places. This book had so many driveway moments it was hard to believe.
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