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The Hunt For The Engineer: The Inside Story of How Israel's Counterterrorist Forces Tracked and Killed the Hamas Master Bomber

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  61 ratings  ·  2 reviews
The true story of the search for one of the world's most deadly terrorists.
Paperback, 328 pages
Published August 1st 2002 by The Lyons Press (first published 1999)
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Steve Heil
Jan 19, 2017 rated it did not like it
Terrible. A very misleading title. There was no hunt. I'll give you a quick summary:

1. Hamas is very bad. Israel is honorable by defending itself. Repeat 10 times.
2. The engineer makes bombs. Repeat 10 times.
3. A bomb explodes in public, killing many innocents. Its really bloody and body parts fly everywhere. Repeat 10 times. (on a bus, in a park, in a restaurant, etc)
4. The Israel security services really want to catch this bomb maker. Repeat 10 times.
5. Finally, on page 246 (out of 300), It "
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Alexander
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
I found it overly dramatic and all around the place, trying to cover a huge number of events - from Camp David Accord to Yitzhak Rabin's assassination. While this paints a somewhat broader picture, a lot of that material is not that relevant to the main topic of the book. In my opinion, this book is at least twice as long as it should have been.

Furthermore, the Author repeatedly attempts to present Ayyash as a super-villain, which might be somewhat of an exaggeration. In the pecking order of Ham
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