In the special edition, David tries to find Connie's private cell number. He tries numerous variations and nicknames, but it doesn't come up. Julius suggests searching for "Levinson," even though she didn't take his name when they were married. David types it in to prove he's wrong...and sure enough, "Connie Levinson" appears.
Julius: Hehe, so what do I know?
Also the fact that, despite being rebuffed in his attempt to warn her over the phone, David still drives all the way to Washington to convince Connie in person.
The novel features an extension of the scene with the RAF pilots. As they head for the communications tent, they're joined by an Israeli soldier. The Arabs are understandably nervous, but a few jokes by the British, the Arabs, and the Israeli help to alleviate the tension. As one of the Brits says, forty-eight hours of an alien invasion have done what seventy years of diplomacy couldn't.