"The world's intelligence services are riveted by their investigations of four crashed jetliners, but a far dirtier game is afoot. Working separately at first, the Israelis and the Americans unearth traces of a well-advanced plot to explode three nuclear warheads in the heart of the sea lanes approaching New York City. Then Israeli agent Julian Granot recruits an American journalist and an FBI agent to foil the plot before Armageddon erupts. While not a roman à clef, this debut thriller by a seasoned reporter (Remembered Gate: A Spiritual Journey) purports to arise from the experiences of a real Israeli counterterrorism expert. Combining the nuts and bolts of a technothriller with the emotional resonance of young adventurers seeking truth and honor, Benedek's very readable, densely plotted, and cagily realistic saga—squeezed into two heart-pounding weeks—will have readers anticipating further escapades for her trio. Strongly recommended for popular fiction collections." --Library Journal (starred review)
“A fine thriller... Emily Benedek is a tremendous young talent.” ---Stephen Coonts, author of The Traitor
“Emily Benedek’s realistic and factual thriller about terrorism is not only a heart-stopping read, it informs as much as it entertains.” ---Naomi Ragen, author of The Covenant and The Saturday Wife
“Red Sea is filled with complex plot twists and memorable characters, plus a chilling vision of a terrorist attack even deadlier than 9/11. Ms. Benedek obviously knows her stuff, and it shows on every page.” ---Nelson DeMille, author of Wild Fire
“Emily Benedek is one hell of a writer! Red Sea never lets up from its gripping start, where airliners are blown out of the sky over the Atlantic, right to its page-turning conclusion in New York City. Red Sea announces the arrival of a breathtaking new voice.” ---Stephen J. Cannell, author of White Sister
“A gripping foray into the world of terrorism. Benedek has done her homework.…A whirlwind ride.”---–Steven Emerson, founder of The Investigative Project on Terrorism and author of Jihad Incorporated.