The Saudi-Iranian War

Iran's Supreme Leader will use three nuclear weapons, VX and two armored forces driving on Riyadh to overthrow the Saudi monarchy. Can Russian agents, Saudi tanks and American technology stop him in time?


March 8, 2019: The author has done an outstanding job of exploring vastly different cultures and weaving the military tactics into those variations, waking the reader to underlying issues in a part of the world we rarely give much thought to until a seemingly random flair up attracts our attention. Realistic, gritty action sequences with well researched military weaponry, complex identifiable human issues/behavior and a thorough explanation of those politics makes this a truly believable-and potentially possible-scenario of world interaction in what would originate as a fist fight between countries we don’t often think about.

April 4, 2019: Excellent combination of spies, military, and politics! I loved the characters and their back stories. Speaking from the point of view of a retired military officer the author seemed to have a fairly good grip on the tactics employed by spies, the military, and politicians... Or at least it makes it all sound like he does. Overall the plot was very good and plausible, the characters engaging and realistic, and the story moved at a pace that kept me up most of the night reading. This is one of the best books I have read in quite a while.

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About Ted Halstead

Ted Halstead served twenty-five years in the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer, most of it overseas, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service after his second tour at US Embassy Riyadh. His tours included four years at US Embassy Seoul, and two years at the East Asia Pacific Bureau in DC. He is a National War College graduate, and served for three years at a regional US military headquarters.

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