- Title: Doha 12
- Author: Lance Charnes
- ISBN: null
- Page: 275
- Format: Kindle Edition
Jake Eldar s and Miriam Schaffer s names may kill them.Jake manages a bookstore in Brooklyn Miriam is a secretary at a Philadelphia law firm Both grew up in Israel and emigrated to build new lives in America Neither knows the other exists until the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad uses their identities in an operation to assassinate a high ranking Hezbollah commanderJake Eldar s and Miriam Schaffer s names may kill them.Jake manages a bookstore in Brooklyn Miriam is a secretary at a Philadelphia law firm Both grew up in Israel and emigrated to build new lives in America Neither knows the other exists until the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad uses their identities in an operation to assassinate a high ranking Hezbollah commander in Doha, Qatar.Now Hezbollah plans to kill them both.Jake, Miriam and ten other innocents in five countries the Doha 12 awake to find their identities stolen and their lives caught between Mossad and Hezbollah in an international game of murder and reprisal Jake stumbles upon Hezbollah s plot but can t convince the police it exists When his wife is murdered in a botched hit meant for him, Jake and Miriam try desperately to outrun and outfight their pursuers while shielding Jake s young daughter from the killers on their trail.Hezbollah, however, has a fallback plan hundreds of people will die if Jake and Miriam survive.Inspired by actual events, Doha 12 will sweep you from the suburbs of Beirut and Tel Aviv to a pulse pounding climax in the wintry streets of Manhattan as Jake and Miriam race along the thin, faded gray line between good and bad, hero and villain, truth and lies.
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Nov2017 I read this with the author in the "Action/Adventure Aficionados" group. The spoiler topic is here: /topic/show/Again, I really enjoyed the book & I'm going to leave 5 stars in place. It's more than a 4 star read. The way Lance draws all the characters, especially the bad guys (terrorists) is fantastic. In their own minds, they're not villains. Sure, some are psycho, but so are some of the 'good' guys. In fact, there's not much difference between them. Most got into this for the best [...]
First-time author Lance Charnes and I are friends; but I bought my copy of this book, rather than getting it as a gift, and my rating wasn't influenced by the friendship --it was earned, and would have been even if I'd never heard of the author before reading it. This is an exceptionally assured, polished, powerful and insightful work of fiction; at least one other reviewer has stated that it's hard to believe this is a first novel, and I have to concur.Action-adventure fiction tends to be view [...]
It has only been a few months since Robert Ludlum passed, leaving us with a treasure trove of ready for television action adventure and suspense thrillers with tight plots that flow together with the precision of a Swiss watch from Geneva. He also left a fun series behind with his name on it, written by a handful of other skilled espionage and suspense writers. Since his passing, I began to wonder if we'd ever see somebody on the scene that could bind the same tight plots together with always in [...]
Thrillers are emotional and mysteries are cerebral yet there are many famous authors whose books lack both the emotional and the cerebral. Not with this book. Doha 12 will have you riveted from beginning to end. When I first glanced at the story description, I thought, Israelis and terrorists—not my cup of tea. But I read the first few pages and it grabbed me. Five hundred words in, and you have a question you want answered. That kind of writing is rare in a debut author and when you discover [...]
This thoroughly entertained me.d I love that in a thriller :-) The author did a really good job humanizing all of the characters (good and badd in between). I'm excited to see what Mr. Charnes comes up with next.
Doha 12 (Lance Charnes)Jake and Miriam lead the average life. Jake works at a book store, Miriam a law firm. They both grew up in Israel and came to America to start new lives. They do not know each other until Jake makes a discovery. 12 people have had their identity stolen and all twelve lives are in danger.When Jake's wife gets killed he digs deep to find out what is happening. He finds a connection. He finds that the Mossad, Israeli intelligence agency are using the identity of innocent peop [...]
Wow, great story. I don't read espionage thrillers but this one was much more than that. You might call it a literary thriller. I feel the people, you will too. If you've never thought much about the mideast, this one drops you in the middle of it and makes the news articles real. I've never read anything like it. You will love it and want Charnes to write more.
High Quality, Compelling Thriller. Terrific Reading!If recent thrillers by big name authors have disappointed you, run to get a copy of DOHA 12. Like me, you’ll be glad you did.When a fellow independent novelist and prolific reviewer mentioned DOHA 12 and my own thriller as “gems” in the pile of independent submissions, I knew I had to read it. I’d heard of DOHA 12, but needed a push to it to the top of my TBR list. Boy, I’m glad I did. This is a great read and a terrific thriller. It [...]
An excellent look at the terrorists and the people who try to stop them. In this case, two innocent people are drawn into the fray by events outside their control. This is an action-packed novel that is not over-the-top action, leaving time for some of the best characterizations of terrorists ever written. Instead of making the bad guys easy-to-hate, he makes them conflicted, with different opinions about where to draw the line on their work. The good guys are well drawn too. Not Hitchcock-wrong [...]
The unending conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbors has moved from the mideast to America as agents of Hesbollah and Mossad duke it out on US soil. Complicated with political conflicts within different factions of these secret agencies with US police forces mixed in all make for a "can't put it down" page turner.Completely different from Charnes' other published novel 'South' which I liked even better.
It's not often I read a suspenseful thriller that is also realistic and thought-provoking. The main characters are believable, interesting and even the good guys have faults and make mistakes; in other words, they're human. The author lays out the motivations and choices both sides have without preaching to one side or the other and that is something almost unheard of in this type of novel. The plot will take you for a few surprise turns, so enjoy!
I thought I might get lost keeping up with all the different characters in this book, but that was definitely not the case. The author's use of short chapters and continual changing points of view, made it quite easy to follow. It's been a long time since I've read a book with such great characterization of so many characters. I heard the thoughts and feelings of not only the "good guys" but the "bad guys" as well. (I felt emotions for them all). I may not have agreed with all their actions, but [...]
There was a time I thoroughly enjoyed thrillers. I still do, but there was a time I would read them almost exclusively. I went through a phase of reading whatever the fuck I wanted for a while and then picked up the Millennium trilogy. That is a thriller trilogy and Goddammit I hated it. Coming off of that clusterfuck of a series I read this novel.I really enjoyed it.This book does this thing that I feel all thriller books should do, and that is be engaging within the first 20 pages. And I mean [...]
This book is really good. I read some during my break at work and could hardly wait to get home to continue. Intrique, action, it is a thrilling read. I can see why it was getting such good reviews.absolutely enjoyed this book. Great read.
Superb action. Predictable characters and setting: Brooklyn, Israel, bookseller as Clark Kent.
Mossad uses the identities of Jake Eldar and Miriam Schaffer in a plot to assassinate a Hezbollah commander in Doha, Qatar. However, Hezbollah plans to kill them both and ten other innocents - the Doha 12 of the title.The first few chapters were tempting and the story easy to follow. We meet them both and are introduced to their lives, however, although they are supposed to be the two lead protagonists, they have so few scenes in the first 25% of the book (which is the point where I gave up).All [...]
Exciting thriller with many unexpected twists and turns.
This an excellent suspense-filled thriller. Mr. Charnes tells a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat, turning pages. It is complex, with multiple characters that the author manages to keep separate, and has twists and turns that kept me guessing. For many this will be a 5-star book, but as I've explained elsewhere ( jdrewbrumbaugh/book-rating ) 5-stars have a very special place for me and he just missed that criteria. Nonetheless, if you like thrillers, this one is worth reading.
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