Esther's Sling - Ben Brunson Israeli Prime Minister Eli Cohen concludes that Israel is alone in its struggle to halt the Iranian nuclear program. But there’s a big problem: Israel has no viable plan to attack Iran without American help.

Frustration grows and time passes as the Israeli Defense Forces are mired in conventional thinking. The conventional power of the Israeli Air Force is not enough to strike all of the targets in Iran. Should Israel use its nuclear weapons in a first strike? After all, the very existence of the nation is at stake.

Then a brilliant young Mossad agent named Amit Margolis offers a suggestion that is anything but conventional. The radical concept is embraced by Prime Minister Cohen and his small group of advisors known as the Kitchen Cabinet. The plan to destroy the Iranian nuclear program becomes known as “Esther’s Sling.”

Follow Amit Margolis and General David Schechter, a top commander in the Israeli Air Force and former commander of the fabled 69 “Hammers” Squadron, as they prepare, train and execute Esther’s Sling.

What is the secret that allows the IAF to attack Iran in a single sortie without any overt American help? Are nuclear weapons necessary? Will it work? The answers lie in Esther’s Sling.


Amazon Reviews

Five Stars

  • Ma Deuce

What a super enjoyable read this book is! I was hesitant to spend 9.99 with a new unproven author that did not appear to have experience with military or intelligence matters, but took a chance anyway. Wow was I surprised. This book encompasses operation planning and execution with all the technical detail we readers enjoy. I know much of the info is open source, but so much research effort had to have been spent to make this book what it is. I really enjoyed how the author covered each military and intelligence unit involved in the operation to show how each piece played a significant role in the outcome. A real war gaming scenario much like Tom Clancy or Larry Bond with real life consequences. I highly recommend this book!

  • Thomas Burrows

I loved reading this book once I got into it. The technical detail was amazing. I assume the author has no inside info, but there were times when I felt like I was in a classified briefing. The plot was fascinating and very realistic. I can usually see the twists coming, but in this case the ending was not what I thought.
I really liked the character development. The “Archer” and the Armenian trucker character stories were compelling looks at what motivates people. I could go on, but don’t want to give away too much of the plot. The book was a great summer read and I highly recommend it.