The Six-Day War is extended indefinitely beginning with the assassination of a Dayan-ish Israeli general, continuing with the atom-bombing of Cairo, and ramifying on with a mad Russian about to end more of the world in the wars between. . . . An English diplomat and a Quaker doctor -- the later the victim of the Cairo catastrophe -- personalize the events at hand which afford a stoic and cautionary reminder of the worst that might have happened and might again -- and sudden megadeath.