I think you and Citizen are overreacting to a couple of brief sentences summarizing several chapters, scenes, and many pages from the climax of my novel. Those brief sentences don’t do it justice. I’ll try to respond briefly to your comments without giving too much away.
First, the event in which 6000 American sailors are killed order the orders of a rogue Iranian commander is very plausible and duplicates the nightmare scenario feared by US Navy admirals from the South China sea to the Persian Gulf.
Second, the attack outrages the president and her national security team (not to mention the American public). She orders a massive attack on Iran but stops it when the Iranian government informs her the attack was ordered by the rogue commander of the forces guarding the Strait of Hormuz which US intelligence sources confirm. The president then explains to the American public why she has halted the US bombing of Iran.
Third, several US officials are arrested for acts of espionage. There is no mass roundup and arrest of Israel lobbyists as spies.
Fourth, in a Samson Option scenario, Israel fires on a US naval vessel attempting to prevent a nuclear attack on Iran by Israel. Israel does not directly attack the US.
That’s about as far as I can go without giving away the climax of the novel.
My novel is not a work of fantasy. As Phil’s original interview of me about my novel showed (see Phil’s link above), I wrote it as a counter-narrative to Leon Uris’ Exodus. It is a serious, realistic work of political fiction and your comments do not do it justice. But then you haven’t even read the book yet you are trashing it based solely on two random summary sentences in an otherwise positive review.
I suggest you read the reviews of my novel on Amazon or on my own website by people who have actually read the novel and speak highly of it. Or, you might even try reading it yourself and writing your own review. Feel free to trash it but at least read it first.