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In January 1991, at the time of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, two Israeli F-15 Strike Eagles were sent on a Top Secret reprisal mission in response to the SCUD missiles which were raining down on Tel Aviv. The lead aircraft carried a weapon of massMoreIn January 1991, at the time of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, two Israeli F-15 Strike Eagles were sent on a Top Secret reprisal mission in response to the SCUD missiles which were raining down on Tel Aviv. The lead aircraft carried a weapon of mass destruction targeted on the military heart of Saddam Hussein’s regime.Neither aircraft returned from the mission. One aircraft was shot down- the other disappeared from the face of the earth. The aircraft, its pilot and its weapons payload were never to be seen again.Immediately, by order of the Prime Minister and the State President the mission was covered in a shroud of state secrecy. The mission had to be buried deep because it held a terrible secret. The primary weapon carried by the lead aircraft could never be allowed to be traced back to the state of Israel. With the passing of the years and no report of the aircraft or its pilot, operation ‘Tears of Abraham’ was systematically obliterated from all official records. It was not just hidden in archives, the electronic data was wiped and all paper records shredded and burned. Twenty years on and no trace of the operation remained. Officially it had never happened. Its only memory lay in the recollections of the very few men and women who had a part in that mission and they, by their very nature, knew how to keep a secret.Solomon Hertzog, a senior intelligence officer nearing retirement with The Mossad is troubled by recent echoes of that mission and he begins digging. He had been part of operation ‘Tears of Abraham’ and his own misgivings of that operation had never been fully laid to rest. His digging discovers a determined brother’s single minded quest for answers and to Krystian Romanova: a Mossad operative burned by the Israeli Defence Forces, now making her money amid the conflicts that still wreak havoc on the Middle East. She has been contacted by the brother to use her unique skills to get into war torn Syria to search for the missing pilot.Krystian Romanova, aged twenty four, on the run from Israel with an IDF warrant out for her arrest and her mentor, John Scobie, an English bodyguard par excellence with a debt to repay.The old spymaster must convince these two to go into the godforsaken hell that is Syria to prevent the emergence of the truth of operation ‘Tears of Abraham’.