Help needed to identify a book.

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  1. Hi folks,

    I'm hoping that you might be able to help me identify a book that I'd love to read again but cant for the life of me remember the name of. I'd search on here for it, but since I cant remember the title, I'm a bit out of luck on the search string.

    Basically, the book is about a hypothetical war between Islam and the West ( including Israel ). Think red storm rising as a style ( i.e. several sub stories going on ) but set in the early 21st century. One of the key things which might trigger a memory is how the caliphate launched a series of missiles "over" Israel towards southern France. A twist came in the end, but dont want to give it away if anyone ever wanted to read it fresh.

    I read it in paperback in 2001. Finished it literally a couple of days before 9/11, and remember thinking how prophetic it was...

    I cant remember the title. Thought it might be "The war in 20XX", but think that might be another book I'm getting confused with ( War in 2010... an interesting read in itself ).

    Any help you can offer would be great. I remember loving the book, lending it out, then not getting it back.


  2. Is the twist in the form of Washington saying 'even we can't let them do that' and a sudden drop in funding to the Democratic Party from the New York area as a result of POTUS's actions?

    If so, Simon Pearson 'Total War 2006' might be the one?
  3. Soggy4978

    Soggy4978 Old-Salt Book Reviewer

    Well I shan't bother reading that one then. That's saved me a great deal of time. My thanks to you.
  4. Spot on Archimedes ! Thanks very much. I can already feel my reading chair snuggling me in it's warm arms as I while away a day or two re-reading it.

  5. Trust me... He hasnt given anything of substance away there :)