The Good Assassin: How a Mossad Agent and a Band of Survivors Hunted Down the Butcher of Latvia

“What a wonderful book. Stephan Talty’s fast-paced account of how Herbert Cukurs, the Latvian aviator turned Nazi war criminal, was eventually brought to justice by Mossad operatives is as gripping as any novel. Hard as it is read the details of Cukurs’ horrific crimes, the outcome is both moving and uplifting, with the Latvian’s demise helping to bring other perpetrators of genocide to justice. Talty is at the top of his game.”
—Saul David, author of Operation Thunderbolt and The Force
“Part Holocaust history, part detective case, part spy operation, The Good Assassin is an enthralling book.
—Neal Bascomb, New York Times bestselling author of Hunting Eichmann and Faster
Stephan Talty is the award-winning author of Agent Garbo, Empire of Blue Water and other best-selling works of narrative nonfiction. His books have been made into two films, the Oscar-winning Captain Phillips and Only the Brave. He’s also the author of two psychological thrillers, including the NYTimes bestseller Black Irish, set in his hometown of Buffalo, NY.