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A revelatory account of the cloak-and-dagger Israeli campaign to target the finances fueling terror organizations - an effort that became the blueprint for US efforts to combat threats like ISIS and drug cartels.

ISIS boasted $2.4 billion of revenue in 2015, yet for too long the global war on terror overlooked financial warfare as an offensive strategy. "Harpoon", the creation of Mossad legend Meir Dagan, directed spies, soldiers, and attorneys to disrupt and destroy money pipelines and financial institutions that paid for the bloodshed perpetrated by Hamas, Hezbollah, and other groups. Written by an attorney who worked with Harpoon and a best-selling journalist, Harpoon offers a gripping story of the Israeli-led effort, now joined by the Americans, to choke off the terrorists' oxygen supply, money, via unconventional warfare.

©2017 Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, Samuel M. Katz (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"It's a cliché after Watergate that the key investigation in most circumstances is to 'follow the money' (in the words of Deep Throat). This is the story of how Mossad led this movement and substantially affected investigations of terrorism and similarly important matters and how this influenced the CIA's later work in the same field. Bravo Mossad! Thanks for leading the way." [R. James Woolsey, CIA director (1993-95)]
"The riveting and untold story of the intelligence task force that launched a dynamic new front in the war on terror. A thrill ride with one of the most important Israeli start-ups of them all." [Tamir Pardo, director of the Mossad (2011-2016)]
"Money drives terrorism. If funding is cut, terrorism is reduced. A groundbreaking look at how spies, soldiers, statesmen, and lawyers waged a relentless campaign to dry up the financial streams that funded terrorism against Israel and the United States. A great read about a compelling issue." (Professor Alan Dershowitz, leading civil rights attorney)

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Riveting!!!

Quite possibly (if not definitely) the best book I've ever listened to! Do yourself the favor.

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Great listen.

This is a profoundly interesting book. Very happy "it found me." It kind of curls your hair a little hearing this account.... I can't believe the government let it be published.

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Riveting.

This was absolutely fascinating and an amazing read. This book was very hard to put down. Every chapter gives an amazing story and best of all, its all true.

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Excellently authored

This book is an expose of terror organizations and how they operate. I would recommend it to everyone who is concerned about terrorism, and we all should be very concerned. This rating is well deserved in this exceptionally well written account of the Harpoon unit of Mossad.

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  • Phil O.
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  • 11-24-17

Educational -- useful facts in mild sauce of spin

The reference in the title to the prominence and intensity of spin is one hundred percent sarcastic. There are useful facts, bobbing around in a massive monolithic torrent of same. This is one glimpse into a future more of the world may experience.

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A must read

Excellent book and narration. The book exposes a secret war on some of the most dangerous terror organizations in the world, in a dynamic and engaging way. Although it is filled with facts and operational details, the book is very easy to follow.