Israel successfully launches a first strike on Iran, taking out all of their nuclear sites and six of their nuclear warheads. American president William Jackson threatens to support a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning the Jewish State for unprovoked and unwarranted acts of aggression. And the Twelfth Imam prepares to order a genocidal retaliation.
Meanwhile, CIA operative David Shirazi has infiltrated the Iranian regime and intercepted top secret intelligence indicating that two Iranian nuclear warheads survived the attack and have been moved to a secure and undisclosed location. In danger not only from the ongoing war between Israel and Iran but also from the increasingly hostile governments in multiple countries, Shirazi and his team are in a race against time to find the remaining nuclear warheads before the most cataclysmic event in the history of the Middle East comes to pass.
©2013 Joel C. Rosenberg (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
The story was suspenseful, the subplots meshed together very well, and the narrator was quite good. But the story was spoiled to some extent by a heavy dose of religious fervor which permeated the story, and seemed inappropriate for this kind of thriller. Several parts seemed way too maudlin, like the part where CIA spies rushed to intercept an A-bomb and found time to embrace Jesus.
The story line starts full of action and details, but after chapter 11 the true purpose of the book is reveal. The author political and religious views and the event horizon and true purpose, hidden with a techno-thriller theme. He becomes extremely verbose for the purpose and in support of his personal Christian belief. The story line suffers from this as the author continue to interrupt with his religious and political overtures that add nothing but distraction to the novel.
Extract this and it's an average book...
The detail of tactics and technology. Additionally, the deep understanding of both Christian and Islam historical past.
Fan-freaking-tastic narration with enough suspense in his inflections. One of the very best narrations!!!
No...but I'm still a techno thriller , political tactical war fan.
...next book for the author should caution the reader of his intent...
What can I say - this was, hands down, one of my favorite series of books! It is rare to find a collection of Christian stories so captivating & thought provoking! I have read some of the other reviews & am surprised about some complaints of too much Christianity in the story! I did not find this to be so & was absolutely inspired by those parts in which the thoughts or discussions were centered on and around Christ. To think of the courage & conviction a person must have in a country where Christians are so severely persecuted is tough, to say the least! Made me so very thankful to live in a society whose core is built around freedom of religion & speech!
I found myself skipping whole chapters when the Christian Conversion dialogs began
He is as good as I have heard
Depends on how much of the preaching was in it
An option to fast forward through all the biblical references, prayers and refrences to Jesus.
Absolutely- I'm not quite sure what to call the genre. How about force-fed religion with a sprinkle of a story.
The religious references, bible readings, prayers and references to Jesus by characters were so overdone that I could not tolerate listening to the entire book. This is only the second book I did not listen to completely in all my years wit Audible. I will remember to avoid this author.
Among the Best, I love stories about black ops versus the Crazies.
When the Iranian nuclear scientist rigs their warhead on the Syrian missile to trigger two seconds after launch taking out Damascus, the 12th Imam, his whole Government, and the Caliphate Leadership. Good stuff, happy ending.
Voice impersonations were good, especially the 12th Imam's. Easy to listen to generally.
The failure of the US President to act, completely feckless like Obama.
Wish we could be more decisive and insightful like Israel (or even Russia). Being PC is going to get us all killed.
A Sunday school teacher, or the Bible Belt.
No, No, never, too much time lost
All of them
Too much bible and not enough action. They talk about the bible for ten minutes to justify their action.
Religious pontification is not what I wanted, it wrecked the whole effort from start to finish
I am amazed at Joel Rosenbergs insight into the End Times and current affairs.
It amazes me how he can bring to light what is going on in the world and form into a story that you become enthralled in.
I looked forward to each time I was able to sit and listen to it. I often dreamed about it, it was so real to me.
Yes. The entire series was very entertaining considering all that's going on in this part of the World.
Maybe Daniel Silva spy novels, but just because they are Middle East based because Daniel Silva and his character Gabriel Allon really aren't similar. They have an entirely different premise, but it has the intrigue of that part of the World.
He did very well with the character's voices.
If you want to be entertained I think this will be a good choice.
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