“Where no counsel is, the people fall, but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.” Proverbs XI/14 … Mossad motto
What if there is no safety? What if the person meant to provide counsel acts alone, bringing the United States to the edge of war with Iran, supposedly to protect Israel’s security?
That is exactly what Namir Bethan, Director of Metsada does. The United Nations and America are sitting on their hands while Iran expands its nuclear program. The Kadima Party coalition government is pursuing appeasement, unwilling to do the correct thing—bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities like they did with Osirak. Matan Irian, a former Army Colonel, presents a devastatingly simple plan: sabotage a refinery complex in Texas City, plant evidence that incriminates Iran, and sit back while an enraged United States strikes back in retaliation.
The plan is meticulously executed, and the President positions two carrier battle groups off Iran’s coast in readiness to hit back. But Matan Irian makes one small mistake, his team leaves behind a tiny piece of evidence which the FBI forensic investigator traces back to Israel. The President’s rage is now turned on an ally and demands that Israel finally acts to recognize the Palestinian’s right to exist in a State of their own. The Israeli Prime Minister rejects the American demands as naive and simplistic, accusing the President of not understanding the complexities faced by Israel in such a settlement. When the President withdraws all economic and military aid, the Israeli government falls.
Israel is faced with a cruel choice: seek peace with the Palestinians or maintain an untenable civil war—ostracised by the global community.
Cry of Eagles will take you where you may not necessarily want to go!
There was suspense, intrigue, tragedies, reflection, insight, and just causes being fought for, and at the end of the day, those make for a pretty darn good book.
This book is terrific, definitely a must read for fans of political intrigue and of realistic societal fiction.
Stefan’s polished prose intensifies his very conceivable story and convincing the reader that the novel in their hands is possibly predictive assures that he has another success to add to his growing stature.
Stefan Vucak also has an excellent eye for visual detail to paint the picture of different environments for the reader. Cry of Eagles is a must for lovers of political thrillers.