Book Review: A Universal Storm by Gershon Shevach

Title: A Universal Storm
Author: Gershon Shevach
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Rating: 4 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
A mysterious revolution sends the entire world reeling into darkness and chaos

A huge power outage that paralyzes the world’s electric and communication systems is the backdrop for a plot that goes from explosions in Tel Aviv to Paris, where an Israeli journalist tries to make sense of the global chaos. He is afforded insight into the realities of the Middle East, as he grasps the terrible price of revolutions that attempt to create a new reality.

A journalist leaves no stone unturned in his search for understanding and the perpetrators

He had come to Paris to report on a small boat that sailed from Israel powered only by wind energy. The crisis forced sailor and journalist to sail back to Israel together on a boat built for one. There the journalist discovers that his friends died in an explosion at the newspaper office. His pursuit of the truth leads him to The Engineer, who tells him an amazing story beginning with an Israeli rescue team that sends a Muslim girl to Israel for treatment. From this he finally discovers who perpetrated the world chaos.

In A Universal Storm, a mysterious revolution sends the entire world into darkness and chaos. A huge power outage has paralyzed all electric and communication systems, and global chaos ensues. One journalist is desperate to uncover the truth, but for every secret he uncovers, ten more seem to be hidden.

The story isn’t that long, but it still packs a lot of action, thoughts, and a gut-wrenching punch near the end. The writing is solid, and the scenes flow well from one scene into the other. The book is basically a long commentary on revolutions and the price one has to pay for them, and in this regard it works really well. A lot of the twists and turns were unexpected for me, and I enjoyed reading this.


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