Howard H. Schack



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A Spy In Canaan: My Secret Life as a Covert Agent in the Middle East

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Now the astonishing true story can be told of the most unlikely covert operative of all: Howard H. Schack. For fifteen years, unbeknown to even his family, friends and business associates, Schack lived the life of adventure and terror working for the Mossad, Israel's vaunted intelligence service.

Equipped with a miniature camera, a computer-like memory, a beard, a fake passport, and the persona of an ordinary tourist, Schack set out during the most dangerous years of the Middle East confrontations to infiltrate the Arab world and the highest echelons of its governments.

  • Under a code name, he discovered Saddam Hussein's plans to turn Iraq into a nuclear power, a discovery that led the Israeli air force to attack the site with Howard's coordinates and blow it into oblivion.
  • Ten years later, he helped pinpoint targets for Allied planes in Operation Desert Storm and analyzed how Hussein his SCUD missiles from Allied gun sights.
  • He deduced through military sources in the Middle East that Anwar Sadat would be a likely target for assassination.
  • Eavesdropping on government officials who were chatting while sipping drinks in the opulence of the exclusive Equestrian club in Riyadh, he learned about their plans to move money throughout the world without the ability for anyone to track.
  • Missions like the many carried out by Howard make possible the successful anti-terror efforts being made by the United States today. Woven throughout Howard's modern tales of Arabian nights and days are insights into the Arab peoples, their customs religions, history and mindset. Finally, The Spy in Canaan is the touching tale of how a dedicated husband and father agonized over the need to hide his secret life from his family. At last they know. And now with this fascinating book, so will the world.

( Historical / International Affairs: ISBN: 9781493672660 )

By: Howard H. Schack

6" x 9", Trade Paperback $19.00 The Spy in Canaan can be ordered from:;; Barnes & Noble; Borders; Waldenbooks and 25,000 bookstores worldwide.

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