Race War Comes To America

I have long feared the US will be pushed into the horrors of race war.

For more than ten years, I have worked on a novel dramatizing the grim theme of color-blind individualism versus racism. It is done. Its title is “Reckoning.” I have found a publisher, and it will be available in mere months.

It takes place in Brooklyn, NY in the year 2000. Jewish bigots and black nationalists clash amidst bitter racial tensions. Into this seething cauldron enters Mick Davidson, Brooklyn-born but now an Israeli citizen, a battle-hardened combat veteran, and a Mossad agent, seeking a wanted Nazi war criminal, suspected of hiding by converting to Judaism and joining the assault on Brooklyn’s blacks.

Davidson will find more than Nazis on this mission.

He will find 90-year-old Rabbi Jacob Paris, a Holocaust survivor and a strong voice for racial amity. He will find Gisele Paris, the rabbi’s divorced daughter, a rough and tumble krav maga instructor, a warrior for peace, and a robustly attractive woman hiding a terrible secret. He will find Amiri Bantu Biko, leader of Brooklyn’s black nationalist movement, a brilliant lawyer, a splendid racist polemicist, a hater of whites generally and of Jews especially, and an apostle of black revolution. As violence builds to full-scale race war, Davidson will find much more besides.

The story is grim, it’s dark, it’s violent, it’s brutal, and it is not to everyone’s taste. But its plot builds remorselessly to a shattering climax dramatizing a theme both timely and–tragically–timeless.

It displays the powerful artwork of the inimitable Bosch Fawstin on its cover. I will let you know as soon as it is available.