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The Ezekiel Option: Political Thrillers Series #3 | [Joel C. Rosenberg]

The Ezekiel Option: Political Thrillers Series #3

With Saddam Hussein and Yasser Arafat out of the way, a dazzling era of security and prosperity seems to have come to the Middle East. With the help of an American president trying to spread freedom and democracy, the Israelis and the Palestinians have signed a historic peace agreement. Violence is down. Their economies are booming. But a new evil looms on the horizon.
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Publisher's Summary

The first page of Joel C. Rosenberg's first thriller, The Last Jihad, put listeners inside the cockpit of a hijacked jet, coming in on a kamikaze attack into an American city...but it was written nine months before September 11, 2001. As Jihad unfolds, an American president finds himself in a war with Saddam Hussein over terrorism and weapons of mass destruction...but it was published five months before the actual war with Iraq began.

Rosenberg's second novel, The Last Days, opens with the death of Yasser Arafat and an American president pressing for peace in the Middle East...but it was published 13 months before the actual death of Yasser Arafat.

Now comes The Ezekiel Option, an explosive new political thriller that literally feels ripped from tomorrow's headlines. With Saddam Hussein and Yasser Arafat out of the way, a dazzling era of security and prosperity seems to have come to the Middle East. With the help of an American president trying to spread freedom and democracy, the Israelis and the Palestinians have signed a historic peace agreement. Violence is down. Their economies are booming.

But a new evil looms on the horizon. A dictator is rising in Russia. Iran is feverishly building nuclear weapons. A new Axis of Evil is emerging, led by Moscow and Tehran. And Jon Bennett and Erin McCoy - two senior White House advisors - find themselves facing the most chilling question of their lives: Is the world rushing to the brink of an apocalypse prophesied more than 2,500 years ago?

Listen to more in the Political Thrillers Series.

©2005 Joel C. Rosenberg; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"The book is better written and more complex than Left Behind, to which it will inevitably be compared." (Publishers Weekly)

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    lizzyboo 05-02-15
    lizzyboo 05-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic!!!!"

    This book was fantastic. It is the best in the series thus far. I love the fact that he included so much scripture in laying the groundwork for his premise.

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    Chris Mills 04-22-15
    Chris Mills 04-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Very good."

    Classic Rosenberg. Very good - keeps the reader wanting more and leaves it off strong. Good thing the next book is ready to go!!!

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    Flute Lady 04-06-15
    Flute Lady 04-06-15
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    "Excellent Book"

    Another fabulous book by Rosenberg. I could not put it down. Rosenberg's explanation and portrayal of what the Ezekiel prophecy may be will never be forgotten.

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    Parbuckle California 03-08-15
    Parbuckle California 03-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "The Russians and Muslims Get What's Coming"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Ezekiel Option to be better than the print version?

    The audio book is more convenient and easy to listen to while I do other things. Reading reminds me of Law School and resembles work.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Ezekiel Option?

    The launch of the Russian ICBM signaled game on.


    What does Patrick G. Lawlor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Easy to listen to voice, clear, distinct. Brings color and interest to the story by adding emotion and stress.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Once again the US wimps out in the face of Russian cleverness, strategy, and aggression.


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    David 01-07-15
    David 01-07-15
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    "Great storyline"

    The continued storyline is great. Patrick lawler does an excellent read. May you be blessed by this and other books in the series.

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    Ryan United States 02-14-14
    Ryan United States 02-14-14 Member Since 2012

    Life is a journey, enjoy it......because one day it will all end.

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    "A good second look for the series"
    Where does The Ezekiel Option rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    About a seven.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. This book was very well done in a kept you engaged quite a bit.


    Any additional comments?

    This was quite a good book with a lot of action built in. I would recommend this book as long as you like Rosenbergs other works such as the 12th Imam. If you do not like religion in any book that you read I would take a pass on this if I were you.

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    Marguerite 05-30-13
    Marguerite 05-30-13
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    "Powerful writer"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a bible based writer and although not so much religious faith but historic religion tied to current events. I loved it. The story moves well and has a lot of information.


    What did you like best about this story?

    His writing seems logical and the story carried a lot of information.


    What does Patrick G. Lawlor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Patrick puts the right drama for each character. He also speaks with urgency that carries you away with him.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Hero and heroine captured, separated, tortured. A real tense time.


    Any additional comments?

    I am listening to all of Rosenberg's series. I hope the next two are as good as the last two.

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    G. Hooper Kansas City, MO USA 04-06-13
    G. Hooper Kansas City, MO USA 04-06-13 Member Since 2007

    Big Band jazz lover

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    "Too much theology, not enough action."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not so far. Just concluded the first part and am seriously considering putting it down. Between fundamentalist witnessing and theology lessons on the Old Testament, I am feeling hugely overdosed on religion.


    Would you recommend The Ezekiel Option to your friends? Why or why not?

    Not without the caveat that the book spends an inordinate time postulating on religion.


    How could the performance have been better?

    He is okay. I have no specific issues with the narrator or his work.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I think if I had known the extent religion plays in the book, I would have chosen differently.

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    Rick Hixson, TN, United States 01-31-13
    Rick Hixson, TN, United States 01-31-13
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    "Doesn't engage like the first 2 in the series"
    Would you try another book from Joel C. Rosenberg and/or Patrick G. Lawlor?

    When I choose a title, I like it to stay generally within the bounds of the appropriate genre. This one, for me anyway, includes a bit too much theology and tends to slightly muddy the waters. Keep in mind it is still a good story, and the vast majority will likely enjoy it, but it is now what I was looking for. I will try to give book 4 a try before abandoning the series, but for some reason it simply just did not work for me.


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    Ashe New York, NY, United States 10-09-12
    Ashe New York, NY, United States 10-09-12 Member Since 2014
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    "a scary myopic wet-dream"

    jolly good luck with this holy-rollin' doctrinaire tome. it's almost irresponsible, what the author dreams up and forces down the listener's throat. yikes. this kind of stuff should be kept among friends.

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