The Last Israelis: an Apocalyptic Military Thriller about an Israeli Submarine and a Nuclear Iran [NOOK Book]

Overview

In this gripping doomsday thriller "ripped from the headlines," Iran has threatened to destroy Israel while developing the nuclear capability to do so.

Struck by a medical emergency, Israel’s Prime Minister falls unconscious just as military action is needed to stop Iran’s nukes.

History is now up to 35 ...
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The Last Israelis: an Apocalyptic Military Thriller about an Israeli Submarine and a Nuclear Iran

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Overview

In this gripping doomsday thriller "ripped from the headlines," Iran has threatened to destroy Israel while developing the nuclear capability to do so.

Struck by a medical emergency, Israel’s Prime Minister falls unconscious just as military action is needed to stop Iran’s nukes.

History is now up to 35 Israelis aboard the Dolphin – a powerful submarine armed with nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles.

Ship unity is crucial to mission success, but deep conflicts rise to the surface among crewmembers who are ethnically diverse and ideologically divided.

Tensions boil further from 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.

On their suspenseful voyage to Armageddon, the submariners must confront each other -- and pulse-pounding threats at sea -- before facing an unthinkable dilemma.

It will be the toughest decision of their lives – and it will determine the fate of the Middle East.
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GENRES: apocalyptic fiction, apocalyptic novel, apocalyptic thriller, nuclear thriller, submarine thriller, submarine fiction, submarine stories, submarine warfare, naval thriller, psychological thriller, geopolitical thriller, military thriller, war fiction, war thriller, Armageddon fiction, Armageddon novel, doomsday fiction, doomsday novel, Israel fiction
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Editorial Reviews

NY Blueprint - Alan Zeitlin
“The Last Israelis”...is gripping, chilling and...should be brought to the silver screen. It brings to mind elements of “Crimson Tide,” "The Hunt For Red October” and “U-571.” The claustrophobic effects are there as you’ll feel like you’re on the sub with the world on the brink of disaster. Don’t start reading this novel if you have somewhere to be. You’ll probably miss your appointment...[The novel is] a must-read.
American Thinker - Richard Baehr
The book provides a picture of Israelis at work in one of the most claustrophobic and intense environments in the world -- weeks at a time in a submerged submarine in hostile waters. The Israelis on board are a diverse collection of religious Jews and atheists, Druze and Christians, Ethiopians, Sephardi and Ashkenazi Jews.

The Last Israelis is a great read on a subject as current as the headlines, and the book poses a situation where none of the choices are good or easy.
Israel National News - Max Shaw
The story has enough page-turning naval action to qualify as a military and geopolitical novel about a Middle East Armageddon, but it also entertains under the genre of psychological thrillers. The submarine space in which most of the story takes place provides a kind of social experiment that is more intense and compelling than any reality show: 35 men from completely diverse backgrounds who must survive or die together under regular and sometimes life-threatening challenges.
NY Blueprint - Alan Zeitlin
“The Last Israelis”...is gripping, chilling and...should be brought to the silver screen. It brings to mind elements of “Crimson Tide,” "The Hunt For Red October” and “U-571.” The claustrophobic effects are there as you’ll feel like you’re on the sub with the world on the brink of disaster. Don’t start reading this novel if you have somewhere to be. You’ll probably miss your appointment...[The novel is] a must-read.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016523873
  • Publisher: Noah Beck Books
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 269
  • Sales rank: 17,214
  • File size: 338 KB

Meet the Author

Noah Beck has been telling stories and writing creatively since he was a child growing up on the West Coast of the USA. Despite early literary leanings, his two Ivy League degrees (or, more precisely, the debt that accompanied them) diverted him to over a decade of corporate jobs. He kept his sanity with extensive journaling and globetrotting to over fifty countries, while maintaining a large collection of story ideas waiting to be developed when he finally decided to turn his real passion into a career.

In 2012, world events provided the final catalyst that Noah needed to start writing full-time. As a news junkie concerned about the many dangers of a nuclear-armed Iran, Noah worried that time was running out for a solution to be found. With effective sanctions in place far too late and Iran skillfully manipulating diplomatic discussions to continue its nuclear enrichment activities, he feared that the international community might actually fail to stop the threat. Thus, Noah decided to drop everything, quit his job, and write a cautionary tale that highlights the perils of a nuclear Iran, in the hope of contributing to and influencing the public debate. The result of that effort is a military and psychological thriller titled “The Last Israelis.”
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2013

    Boring to the extreme.

    Poorly written. Awkward dialog. Could have been a good book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2013

    Thoughtful In Today's World

    I found the diversity of the characters interesting. Had never given serious thought to citizens of Israel having different views of how to handle the safety of their country. The overall view of complete devistation with the country's leader out of the country, in a coma and waking up at the book's end is a bit much. In fact, the entire ending is rather unbelievable.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2013

    Keeps you wondering how it will end.

    Being a person who cares very much about Israel and wondering how it can continue to exist with so many surrounding countries wanting to "wipe it off the map", and knowing that these countries are trying to acquire nuclear weapons, this book brings out how the future might present itself. It definitely makes you think about how things are progressing in the Middle East.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2013

    Too political

    This was supposed to be a book about submarines and missions, it is actually 2/3 geo political rantings about Israel, Iran and Middle East instability. It shouldn't even come up as a military genre.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 14, 2014

    Labored and heavy with past history of Israel

    I looked forward to this volume but found it somewhat amateurish and heavy with self-serving "news" releases from the past. The history chapters were tossed in with little regard for what was happening in the story plot. This is not a criticism, but the book seems written for 12 year old youngsters who were unaware of events in the Middle East since 1948. The story of the men on the sub and their torn loyalties as soldiers of Israel and world citizens is gripping. I did finish the book and had a generally good feeling about it. The author needs practice, practice, practice. I hope to see something from him in the future. There are far too few stories coming out of Israel. We need more.

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  • Posted February 14, 2014

    Intriging

    A look at what could happen in the middle east in the real world. Well worth reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    This book was a total waste of time

    90% of this book is how everyone recollects memories and history of Israel, and totally ridiculous the way they handle a crisis....really?! We're going to run a military submarine democratically? Lets vote to nuke Iran?...duh!

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    Posted January 20, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    Forget about it!

    A good plot but horribly written. Unfortunately this book is a first class bore.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    timely

    Timely, thought provoking. Not the best dialog but ok. Did have some unneeded offensive language which detracted. Do not agree with the author's basic premise that Israel can be annihilated, does not agree with Biblical prophecy, but they can and will be attacked.

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    Posted February 5, 2014

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