Beverly Hills native Aaron Cohen was eighteen years old when he left behind his privileged American life with the single-minded ambition of joining Israel's top anti-terrorist commando unit. After fifteen months of grueling training, Cohen was offered the only post a non-Israeli can hold: a top-secret, highly controversial unit that dispatches operatives disguised as Arabs into the Palestinian-controlled West Bank to abduct Hamas leaders and bring them to Israel for trial. Cohen learned flawless Arabic, lost all semblance of his all-American appearance, and participated in countless life-or-death missions. A propulsive, gripping read, Cohen's story is a rare fly-on-the-wall view into the shadowy world of "Black Ops."
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"Cohen, formerly a member of a counterterrorism unit in the Israeli army and now a security consultant, begins his memoir with his team's response to the Dizengoff Massacre in Tel Aviv in March 1996. The graphic no-nonsense descriptions set the tone for this story of a Southern California kid who became a tough black-ops expert. David Drummond's performance is congruent with the story. His resonant baritone is strong, confident--maybe even a bit cocky. He easily reads the narrative portions, inflecting his voice in just the right places and pronouncing the many Hebrew terms perfectly. He especially shines when performing the many conversations as he ably brings out the appropriate emotions and switches between American and Hebrew-accented English. M.T.F. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"
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