This based-on-a-true-story, suspenseful and explosive novel by David Calder, takes the reader right into the heart of the worst terrorist attack ever on Israeli soil.
For outside observers, current events in Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank are seldom related to the collective memory of ordinary Palestinians. But for Palestinians themselves, the iniquities of the present are experienced as a continuous replay of the injustice of the past.By focusing on memories of the Nakba or "catastrophe" of 1948, in…
Abu Jihad, head of the Palestinian terrorist organization Fatah, and chief instigator of the Civil War raging in Lebanon, has serious problems. On the brink of exposure in an affair with one of his female Lieutenants–a mistake sure to outrage the conservative Middle East leaders backing him, he’s terrified it will also set off a blood-feud with his wife’s violent relatives. And Egypt has shockingly extended an olive branch to Israel. His entire vicious empire depends on endless war between Arabs and Jews. If Israel accepts, the U.S.A. gets involved, and peace breaks out, he’ll be out of a job! All his power and prestige, not to mention his bodyguards–gone!
Jihad schemes up the perfect solution. He’ll show everyone there can be no peace in the Middle East without a homeland for the Palestinians. And be rid of his troublesome lover at the same time! He recruits a band of killers from the Lebanese War, appoints his lover one of the leaders and his best warrior as the other, and launches them on an amphibious suicide attack on Tel Aviv to sabotage the peace process.
Betrayed and abandoned in a storm, the terrorists are shipwrecked 40 miles north of their target. Determined to fulfill their mission they seize 70 hostages as human shields and charge south on a murderous rampage.
Israeli Security forces are caught flat-footed on the Shabbat. At first no-one will believe it is happening. Events are moving too fast for Israel’s elite Special Forces to come to the rescue. If falls to a makeshift force; a few Police SWAT team members, poorly armed traffic-policemen and off-duty soldiers, to defend the nation.
Can these heroes, fighting a running battle nearly the length of the country, prevent the terrorists from reaching their helpless target and wreaking unimaginable havoc?
Sound far-fetched? The backstory is literally from the front page of the New York Times.