About E.A. Benedek

E.A. Benedek is a journalist and author whose articles and essays have appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, and on NPR, among others. Benedek spent a year following an FBI special agent working counterterrorism and wrote about an F-15C fighter pilot who flew in Operation Shock and Awe. The author has reported extensively on terrorism and developed relationships with high-level informants in the U.S. and abroad. Red Sea is Benedek’s first novel.

About Red Sea

After four commercial airliners are blown out of the sky in international airspace, retired Israeli Special Forces commander Julian Granot is called in to investigate. With the help of an intrepid American journalist, Marie Peterssen, and Morgan Ensley, a maverick FBI agent, Granot makes the horrifying discovery that the crashes were meant to conceal a more diabolical attack. Through an investigation that leads from Jordan to Iraq, through London and Cyprus to New York, Granot and his unorthodox team uncover plans for a scenario that has frightened American security experts for years: a nuclear bomb slipped onto a container and rigged to explode in a major US seaport. Meanwhile, Marie discovers a startling personal connection to the Islamist terrorist behind the plot, a secret that jeopardizes her life and the entire mission.

Based on a real-life elite commando leader and counter-terror expert, Julian Granot is a mysterious, ruthless, but ultimately human and sympathetic spymaster extraordinaire. Marie is a fully-drawn female hero who isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty-or fall in love.

E.A. Benedek’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Tuesday, October 21st: Jenn’s Bookshelf

Wednesday, October 22nd: Rough Edges

Monday, October 27th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books

Wednesday, October 29th: Michele – Only One ‘L’ (author interview) andreview

Monday, November 3rd: Right Truth

Wednesday, November 5th: Dark Party Review

Monday, November 10th: The Sleepy Reader

Wednesday, November 12th: The Tome Traveler

Thursday, November 13th: Should Be Reading

Monday, November 17th: Musings of a Bookish Kitty