Victor John Ostrovsky (born November 28, ) is an author and a former katsa (case officer) . Works[edit]. Books[edit]. By Way of Deception (); Lion of Judah (); The Other Side of Deception (); Black Ghosts (). From #1 New York Times bestselling author Victor Ostrovsky comes a gripping thriller in which the oldest of enemies becomes the newest of threats. From #1 New York Times bestselling author Victor Ostrovsky comes a gripping thriller in which the oldest of enemies becomes the newest of threats They are.

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Victor John Ostrovsky born November 28, is an author and a former katsa case officer for the Israeli Mossad.

Relics of the cold war, they were elite KGB operatives placed in strategic positions throughout the Russian government Victor Ostrovsky rated it it was amazing Jun 12, Jul 28, Stephen Kennedy rated it liked it Shelves: Wounded warrior forced into action by loyalty, betrayed by a beautiful women, works with unexpected allies to defeat stereotypical evil bad guy. Joseph O’connor rated it liked it Dec 21, Reactivating his shadowy network of spies, assassins, and nearly-forgotten sleeper agents in the West, his aim is to overthrow the powers-that-be and restore the sleeping bear of Russia to her former glory.

The Enemy of My Enemy.

Tom Clancy Power and Empire. Dec 15, Claire rated it did not like it. After the war, she joined the Haganah to fight for Israel’s independence from the British Mandate. Furthermore, Ostrovsky says the Mossad was privately allowed to ostrovsoy the book before publication to ensure that lives were not placed in danger. Want to Read saving….

Trivia About Black Ghosts. I think the the plan to stop the coup is a little weak and would not work. This page was last edited on 30 Novemberat Jeff rated it it was ok Aug 04, Finished it in two days. Ostrovsjy were expressed by the Israeli government that by exposing certain prior operations, the book endangered the lives of agency personnel.


As I started the books starts a little slow but towards the end the vicgor picks up. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Looking for More Great Reads? My ostroovsky Help Advanced Book Search. The story is about a secret Russian military unit that plans to overthrow the current Russian President and create a new world order.

James rated it it was ok Mar 09, Wandered into this franchise storyline halfway through an apparent series, yet found it surprising easy to follow.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Arsenio Peraza rated it really liked it Dec 16, That is strike two. Account Options Sign in. Critics, such as Benny Morrishave argued that the book is essentially a novel, or in the case of David Wise, that much of it reads like a “supermarket tabloid,” and that a case officer would not have had access to so many operational secrets. Kelly rated it liked it Jun 08, He was born in Canada and raised in Israel.

So this is not worth my time.

Terri Malba rated it it was ok May 24, According to Ostrovsky, if a US senator on a military committee whose “aide was Jewish, he or she would be approached as a sayan,” which Ostrovsky later defines as “a volunteer Jewish helper outside Israel” who would then assist Mossad.

Black Ghosts by Victor Ostrovsky.

Victor Ostrovsky

I would not really recommend this book to any one unless they really liked this type of Military thriller. Most literatur The main problem with this book is that it came at such a stressful time in my normal life so extra stress makes strike one and I’m so confused by the NYC vernacular, which a character uses. And he will declare his might to the world by doing the impossible. Stay in Touch Sign up. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Ostrovsky also points out that the need-to-know rule was not closely followed in the Mossad because of its small size and the need for case officers to fill many roles.


We meet Larry an undercover agent who discovers the goal an d his friend Edward that saves Larry’s life and puts together the unit of former Military men to save the world. Doubbe rated it liked it Jun 11, Open Preview See a Problem?

By Way of DeceptionUniversal Soldier: Playing for the Ashes. Overall it wasn’t the strongest book I have ever read but it was a fine read. The third problem was a typo: In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner.

Black Ghosts

Tom Ostrovsmy Oath of Office. He helped introduce the Harpoon surface-to-surface missile to the Saar missile boats as well as the Vulcan Phalanx anti-missile defense system. His wife, Bella Ostrovsky, died on January 8,at Eddie Miller rated it really liked it Apr 20, Toyed with giving this two stars, but much of the Kremlin does get battered by armored assault.

Many of Ostrovsky’s claims have neither been verified from other sources nor been refuted, and arguments continue to rage over the credibility of his accounts.

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