The Last Israelis
A Submarine Thriller About The Perils Of A Nuclear Iran
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Iran has threatened to destroy Israel while actively developing the nuclear means to do so. Israel’s Prime Minister is suddenly hospitalized -- shortly after learning that Iran is just a week away from entering the so-called “zone of immunity” by transferring key components of its nuclear weapons program into a mountain impervious to attack by Israeli jets.
Israel’s "second-strike" answer to the existential threat posed by a nuclear Iran is a powerful submarine armed with nuclear-tipped missiles that can strike targets 930 miles away. A gripping cautionary tale about a nuclear Iran, "The Last Israelis" takes a suspense-filled ride aboard the Dolphin submarine.
The crew of 35 submariners are ethnically, religiously, and politically diverse. Added to this cauldron of complexity are the rivalry between the captain and his deputy, and a childhood tragedy that quietly haunts a younger sailor whose psychological wounds could explode at any time.
The relentless pressures of submarine life, threats at sea, and an intensely divisive and mind-bending dilemma, make conflict among the crew inevitable. Sometimes the boiling point is reached only in a crewmember's dream, but at other times, the situation is all too real.
A politically well-balanced geopolitical thriller
This thriller is most timely because it reminds us of a scenario that unfortunately is all too realistic.
Hard to put the book down once you begin reading the first few pages.
The characters, the dialogue, the intense scenarios and story as a whole is simply undescribable and written so well.
A Psychological and Military Thriller About the Coming Apocalypse
The Last Israelis is one of those provocative and haunting books that stays with you long after you're done reading it. There was something really powerful about the way it all came together. I loved the role of dreams in the story -- they were incredibly vivid and disturbingly surreal.
I'm not really into military fiction -- I tend to read psychological thrillers books. But there was so much psychological complexity -- from the way the characters interact with each other and with their own past/memories -- that it made for a fascinating read. I also really enjoyed the way different layers of a character's personality or personal story were revealed as the story progressed.
The drama produced by the nuclear Armaggedon scenario was also very compelling. I strongly recommend this book!
A very slow read. Not worth the time. Plot is poorly developed and chapters are very slow to get going.