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?
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©2005 Joel C. Rosenberg; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"The book is better written and more complex than Left Behind, to which it will inevitably be compared." (Publishers Weekly)
I like Joel's works but they are becoming formulaic. Don't get me wrong, I love the destruction of bad guys.
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.
The launch of the Russian ICBM signaled game on.
Easy to listen to voice, clear, distinct. Brings color and interest to the story by adding emotion and stress.
Once again the US wimps out in the face of Russian cleverness, strategy, and aggression.
Life is a journey, enjoy it......because one day it will all end.
About a seven.
Yes. This book was very well done in a kept you engaged quite a bit.
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.
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.
His writing seems logical and the story carried a lot of information.
Patrick puts the right drama for each character. He also speaks with urgency that carries you away with him.
Hero and heroine captured, separated, tortured. A real tense time.
I am listening to all of Rosenberg's series. I hope the next two are as good as the last two.
Big Band jazz lover
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.
Not without the caveat that the book spends an inordinate time postulating on religion.
He is okay. I have no specific issues with the narrator or his work.
I think if I had known the extent religion plays in the book, I would have chosen differently.
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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