Vengeance, by George Jonas
Jonas narrates the suspenseful Israeli counter-terrorist operation in europe to avenge the deaths of 11 Israeli athletes in Munich. Led by Avner, a young commando, a team of five mossad agents eliminates eight of eleven black september terrorists. Jonas effectively details each operation from Avner’s perspective, so that one is immersed in the shadowy espionage world.
The unanswered questions I have are:
1. who killed Hans and Robert, and why?
I feel that Avner knows but does not disclose who killed them. In the case of Hans, who was found stabbed to death on a park bench, Avner oddly and unconvincingly speculates Han’s death could have been at the hands of a bum or from a conflict with a love interest. At the same time, Avner notes it would have been exceedingly difficult to have found Hans near the remote pond even if one knew where to look, and even moreso in the dark and frigid winter. Secondly, Avner notes that stabbing Hans requires close proximity, so perhaps Hans knew his killer. Avner states he doesnt believe the shadowy French Le Group sold them out, which means only one other person knew their whereabouts: Steve. Why would Steve execute his team members? Is this far fetched? I don’t think so. After Roberts mysterious death, which was not an accident, and the termination order from mossad, Avner asked Steve and Hans if they should continue with the operation: Steve said they shouldn’t. Avner also recounts how after he wanted to leave the mossad, mossad ordered him back and then attempted to kidnap his daughter when he refused. They also confiscated his savings. What if mossad wanted as few agents left alive as possible from this operation? Or what if Steve’s job was to ensure agents did not go rogue or if they did, kill them? Would Avner having continued with the mission after being told to stop be considered as having gone rogue?
I wish google could answer these questions.