Code Ezra Author:Gay Courter The date: April, 1979. The place: Toulon, France. The assignment: to destroy nuclear reactor parts bound for Iraq. The man in charge: Eli Katzar, master Israeli spy and leader of the Ezra project. His team: three talented agents, all women. The mission succeeds but at a terrible price, and Eli must discover which of the women whom he has nu... more »rtured and trusted for more than thirty years betrayed him: Aviva, the Sabra who married the man Eli chose as her co-conspirator; Lily, the Dutch Holocaust Survivor; or Charlotte, the wealthy American spy who has devoted her life to Israel—and Eli.« less
Code Ezra is set in 1979 with flashbacks to the 40's, 50's, and 60's. It chronicles the role of a fictional three woman Mossad team, recruited and trained by a master spy, in Israel's war for independence and in one final mission which involves Iraq's attempts to build nuclear weapons. There are fascinating insights into the secrets of the Mossad. It reads as if drawn from current headlines and is by no means dated even though it was published in 1986.