This is a gripping feat of reportage that exposes for the first time in English, the sensational life and mysterious death of Ashraf Marwan, an Egyptian senior official who spied for Israel. He was the son-in-law of Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser and close advisor to Anwar Sadat. He was a spy for Mossad, whose code name was ‘angel”. He had alerted the Mossad in advance of the joint Egyptian-Syrian attack on Yom Kippur, saving Israel from defeat. The text draws on meticulous research and interviews. The Angel chronicles the discord within the government of Israel that brought down Prime Minister Golda Meir.