Shake Off by Mischa Hiller

Shake Off

Mischa Hiller

A novel set in the smoke and mirrors world of the Palestine Liberation Organisation and the Israeli Mossad. Michel, the PLO operative, is an orphan survivor of the Sabra Refugee Camp massacre and much of the novel tells of his recruitment and training before being sent to London on a secret mission. A novel in the traditional of spy thrillers, it will particularly appeal to readers who enjoy the minutia of espionage tradecraft.


'What about the case? Was he bringing the case back? I asked, thinking of the papers that were supposed to come back to Abu Leila.

'The case, the case? Did you hear what I said, you cowardly shit? They've got Ramzi. Do you understand? Do you know what they do to people in prison?'

I knew exactly what they did to people in prison, I'd heard the reports; it had even been in the English newspapers. I needed to know what had happened to the case though.

  • Sabra Zoo by Mischa Hiller
  • The Little Drummer Girl by John Le Carre

Books with similar mood

The Betrayers

David Bezmozgis


Lilja Sigurdardottir

Summertime, All the Cats are Bored

Philippe Georget

Small Wars

Sadie Jones

Point Deception

Marcia Muller

So the Doves

Heidi James


Charles Palliser

The Legacy

Kirsten Tranter

The Bay of Naples

Alan Clews

My Name Was Judas

C K Stead

The Last Card

Kolton Lee

Crazy Love

Tom Lennon

The Blue Mask

Joel Lane

The Angels of Russia

Patricia Le Roy


Sarah Dunant


Sayed Kashua

The Blue Room

Hanne Ørstavik

Black Flower

Young-Ha Kim

The Black Madonna

Peter Millar

The Invisible Bridge

Julie Orringer

The Cardamom Club

Jon Stock

Murder Squad

Martin Edwards

I Know This Much is True

Wally Lamb

Inspector Singh Investigates: A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder

Shamini Flint

Speak No Evil

Uzodinma Iweala

The Shape of Bones

Daniel Galera

Stay With Me

Ayòbámi Adébáyò

The Frozen Dead

Bernard Minier

Public Battles, Private Wars

Laura Wilkinson

The Flame Throwers

Rachel Kushner

The Banker's Daughter

Emran Mian

Under Your Skin

Sabine Durrant


Emily Barr

The Missing

Tim Gautreaux

Secret Son

Laila Lalami

The Search

Maureen Myant

A Vengeful Longing

R N Morris

Seeking Whom He May Devour

Fred Vargas

Billie Morgan

Joolz Denby


Amanda Prantera


William Diehl

A Conspiracy of Paper

David Liss

Hey, Joe

Ben Neihart

Hiding in Plain Sight

Nuruddin Farah

The Iraqi Christ

Hassan Blasim


O Z Livaneli

Forgetting Zoe

Ray Robinson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Stieg Larsson

Strange Blood

Lindsay Ashford