A mysterious message threatens to expose “Tabasco”, a valuable informant providing crucial intel to Israel from an enemy state

The End Justifies

Coming soon: An award-winning best-selling Israeli suspense novel exploring the murky world of spies, politicians, and personal dilemmas, and how far one should go for a noble cause.

The office of the Prime Minister of Israel has received a threatening message with an unusual request. The message threatens to reveal the identity of a high-value source, code-named ‘Tabasco,” who operates in an enemy country and provides critical information to Israel. Uri, a senior intelligence officer in line for a promotion, has been assigned the task of rescuing the source before the threat becomes a reality. Meanwhile, he must deal with the heavy suspicion placed on the source’s case officer, his best friend, along with the intrigues of his superiors and an old love interest that has resurfaced. It soon becomes clear to Uri that the danger threatens not only Israel’s security but also his family and professional future.

The novel follows the intertwined efforts of the Israeli intelligence community, spanning several countries, in a race against time to uncover and capture the anonymous blackmailer. However, behind the scenes they are being woven into a web of self-interested and opportunistic plots within the political echelons. Junior players’ naivety collides with the cynicism and cunning of senior politicians, causing innocent people to pay personal prices and harming essential interests.

With a fast-paced plot that moves between the world of espionage, politics, and power struggles, The End Justifies reveals how intelligence organizations operate and the behind the scenes of important decisions made in the State of Israel, providing intriguing insights into the relationships of decision-makers. However, it is much more than just a fascinating espionage thriller. It delves into essential questions, such as to what extent we really know the people close to us, whether we fully comprehend the processes occurring in our own lives, and, most importantly, whether the end justifies the means.

This propulsive thriller will not only have you on the edge of your seat but also force you to stay up way past your bedtime turning pages.

Lisa Barr, New York Times bestselling author of Woman On Fire, 08/20/2023

Readers with an interest in espionage fiction will be presented with a rare and fascinating introduction to the secret, life, and death world of Mossad spies and terrorists.

The Midwest Book Review, 09/13/2023

Yariv writes with great expertise. He successfully draws us into the spy world, creating a sense of authenticity without falling into the trap of too many tedious details.

Jonathan de Shalit, Makor Rishon, 1/17/2019

Yariv Inbar – whatever his real identity is – positions himself among the best thriller novelists writing in Hebrew.

Guy Horowitz, Haaretz, 04/25/2019

The End Justifies is a fun read, a political and operational thriller that offers an interesting glimpse into the dark world of case officers.

Jonathan de Shalit, Makor Rishon, 12/02/2016

Inbar, in his first book, proves that he is an author able to present highly developed complexities that are usually absent in debut novels, and especially in the thriller and espionage genres.

Alit Karp, Haaretz, 02/12/2016

The End Justifies is one of the best books in this genre I’ve read in recent years.

Yoav Limor, Channel 12, 05/12/2016

Yariv Inbar is the pseudonym of an Israeli novelist whose real identity has been banned from publication by the Israeli authorities. With a wealth of experience from many years of serving in sensitive positions within the Israeli intelligence community, Yariv brings a unique authenticity to his writing. He is a devoted family man, married with three children, and still serves as a lieutenant colonel reserve. In 2016, Yariv burst onto the spy fiction scene with the publication of his novels published in Hebrew, which quickly earned bestseller status in Israel and received high praise from critics and readers alike.

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An award-winning, best-selling Israeli espionage thriller that offers a rare glimpse into the secret world of Mossad spies and terrorists, all the while following the journey of a man searching for personal redemption.

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