Today we have a sneak peek from the military thriller by author Noah Beck: The Last Israelis.
Struck by a medical emergency, Israel’s Prime Minister falls unconscious. Soon after, Iran acquires nuclear weapons and threatens to destroy the Jewish state. Israel’s “second-strike” answer is the Dolphin, a powerful submarine armed with nuclear-tipped missiles. But its crewmembers are ethnically diverse and ideologically divided – a microcosm of the complex Israeli society they defend, making for a suspense-filled ride aboard the Dolphin.
The pressures of submarine life, threats at sea, crewmember rivalries, psychological instabilities, and an unthinkable dilemma make conflict among the crewmembers inevitable as Armageddon approaches. How will they decide the toughest decision ever made by 35 men?
The Last Israelis is available from Amazon, Amazon UK, iTunes, and Barnes & Noble.
Here is an excerpt from The Last Israelis…
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The Last Israelis
by Noah Beck
Genre: Military and Psychological Thriller
Word count: 85,000
Israel’s leader falls unconscious. Iran acquires nukes. History is now up to 35 Israelis. Ethnically diverse. Ideologically divided. On a nuclear-armed submarine.
Iran threatens to destroy Israel and now has the nuclear means to do so. Israel’s “second-strike” answer to this existential threat is the Dolphin, a submarine with nuclear-tipped missiles. But its crewmembers are a microcosm of the complex Israeli society they defend, making for a suspense-filled ride to Armageddon.
There are two descendants of Holocaust survivors; two native Arabic speakers (one Christian, one Druze); the son of Persian Jews who escaped the Iranian revolution of 1979; an Ethiopian who crossed Sudan by foot as a child to reach Israel; religious Jews who serve on a mostly secular crew; the atheist son of a Soviet Refusenik; an officer who holds right-wing views and another who – against navy regulations – stealthily attends leftist rallies; and the son of Vietnamese refugees saved by Israel in 1977 who is secretly gay.
There is also the rivalry between the captain and his deputy, and a childhood tragedy that haunts a sailor whose psychological wounds could explode unexpectedly.
The pressures of submarine life, threats at sea, and an unthinkable dilemma make conflict among the crewmembers inevitable. Sometimes the boiling point is reached only in a submariner’s dream, but at other times, the situation is terrifyingly real.
The divided men must struggle with the weightiest moral questions as they debate the toughest decision of their lives.
And decide they must. Because they are the last Israelis.
This book is available from Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, and the author’s website.
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