the planting of a bomb which resulted in an explosion in which Reveka Gazitt and Sarah Greenberg were killed and Eli Lavon was critically injured
a deception against the head of Israel’s Secret Service
the deployment of a governmental agent without permission
a car bombing which rendered a woman psychologically disturbed and which killed her young son
the murder of the Jews at Auschwitz
the theft of paintings, rugs, silver and possessions on March 14th 1938
the violinist Max Klein was assaulted and severely beaten
the murder of the Jews at Chelmno
the murder of fifteen Jews at Auschwitz over a piece of music
the murder of 800 children in experiments at the Spielgelgrund clinic
the possession of illegal documents by Renate Hoffman
the handing of secret documents to the agent of a foreign government
two commissionings of murders
a trespassing in Zichenbach
the theft of a signet ring, a watch and a photograph
an assault upon a police officer
criminal damage to a rental car
the murder of Max Klein, Holocaust survivor, with a plastic bag and a gold cord in the bedroom of his apartment
the murder of a Syrian man in a gentleman’s club is Istanbul, and the murder of the unfortunate female prostitute that was with him
a fraudulent banking transaction
violations of Swiss banking law by the recording of a conversation
the murders of the Death March from Birkenau
a man fraudulently passes himself off as a Professor of Comparative Religion
the illegal supply of a gun
the murder of an illegal arms dealer
the sending of a letter bomb
an attempted murder
the illegal bugging of a journalist’s house
an illegal border crossing into Chile
a suicide bombing
an illegal border crossing out of Austria
The office of Eli Lavon is hard to find, and intentionally so. It is located near the end of a narrow, curving lane, and has pale floors and a high ceiling, bowed bookshelves and green-tinted bullet-proof windows.
There is a dark bedroom in a chalet with a simple wardrobe.
A graveyard in a country town in Chile.
Killings which were not crimes took place in Rome, Zürich and Cologne.
A criminal was turned into a spy and was therefore not arrested.
A kidnapping was authorised by the US Government.
Eli Lavon is a brown-eyed street surveillance specialist for the Israeli government, known also as ‘The Ghost”. He is also an archaeologist, and wears a suit smeared with ash, and a burgundy cardigan with elbow patches and a tattered hem. Outside, he wears an overcoat, a scarf wrapped twice around his neck, and a cap.
Gabriel Allon, also known as Mario Delvecchio and Gideon Argov is a secret agent for the Israeli government who poses as an art restorer. He has green eyes, black hair with greying temples, and wears a lunette, an oilskin coat, faded Wellington boots and a green waterproof poncho. Sometimes he wears a dark blue ski jacket, with a thick fleece pullover, heavy gloves and waterproof hiking boots.