An engaging military thriller co-authored by David Bruns and J.R. Olson, “Weapons of Mass Deception” takes readers on a fast-paced journey into the foreboding world of nuclear warfare. A few select rogue Iranian agents could irreversibly alter world history. Imagine that the 2003 raid on Saddam Hussein turned up no weapons of mass destruction not because they didn’t exist, but rather because they were being safeguarded in Iran, with their masterminds patiently waiting until the time is ripe to usher in a nuclear war. Navy SEAL Brendan McHugh, along with fellow graduate Liz and CIA friend Don, unwittingly becomes involved in a matter of national security as the nuclear threat slowly yet terrifyingly comes to light.
Covering a time period of over a dozen years and involving numerous groups of characters, “Weapons of Mass Deception” delivers on the promise of nonstop action and alarmingly plausible scenarios. The intricate storyline offers readers an authentic glimpse into the life of our military men and women as well as that of jihadists. For anyone who appreciates military thrillers, this novel is not to be missed, and it is noteworthy to point out that prior military knowledge is not necessary for the story’s enjoyment.
I was provided with an early reviewer copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.