Only a solid Arab-Israeli coalition against Iraq can keep the U.S. and other Western nations from certain devastation. And only Bennett and his beautiful partner, Erin McCoy, can make that happen. Their secret project - a billion dollar oil deal off the coast of Gaza - could be the basis for an historic peace treaty and enormous wealth for every Israeli and Palestinian.
But just before the treaty can be signed, Israeli commandos foil an Iraqi scud missile launch, recovering a nuclear warhead and evidence that the next attack will level Washington, New York, and Tel Aviv.
Now, the Israeli prime minister gives the American President an ultimatum: melt down Baghdad within one hour...or Israel will do it herself.
From Jerusalem, Bennett and McCoy must summon all of their stealth and savvy to save themselves - and the world - from absolute destruction.
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©2004 Joel C. Rosenberg; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Dick Hill performs this thriller with practiced ease, speeding up when the tension should rise and relaxing through the backstory....[D]oomsday predictions and a spectacular ending bring Rosenberg's speculations to a dramatic conclusion." (AudioFile)
Great start to a political thriller series - though current events have made the events somewhat stale. For those that follow the likes of Jack Bauer, Mitch Rapp, etc this book may interest you, though the main character is a political advisor and not an agent of a government agency. Sure he gets in the action, but it's a bit different.
I learn so much about the middle east from reading Rosenberg's books. He's improved with time, but I will definitely finish reading the series.
After having first read The Twelfth Imam and The Teheran Initiative (which I thought were outstanding books), I felt the The Last Jihad, both the writing and the performance, were very amateurish. I was amazed at how improved Rosenberg apparently was by The Twelfth Imam.
Yes, I would listen to Rosenberg again, but only the books written after The Twelfth Imam.
I would prefer not to listen to Dick Hill as a reader. I did not like his voice or performance.
This book was a great disappointment to me. It almost seemed like it was written by someone in high school.
Politically, I am conservative, and I was greatly disappointed in this book. I saw on someone's review that this book is just right wing propaganda. I don't think so, but I think the book is how the left perceives the right to be.
Passionate lover of Jesus Christ. I also love reading mysteries and historical books
Love this book and would certainly listen again. In fact, this was my 2nd time. I read it first - along with the entire series, and now listened to the audiobook. Love - Love - Loved it!
This is so over the top and melodramatic, I had to stop listening well before the end of the book
If he'd tried to be just a bit subtle, it would have helped.
He's the best.
Yes, the performance was fantastic
Fiction, with a twist to relevancy to the time we are living in.
Draws you into the story.
Just an excellent read..
Great writing by the author.
I enjoyed listening to this book. It was a very interesting story and I love Dick Hill as the narrator. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.
I enjoyed the suspense in this book. I would have like the author to spend a little more time on the ending, but all in all it was a good book. I was intrigued because of the relevance to current day events (terrorism, world affairs). I would recommend it.
Possibly. I did feel it dragged somewhat and the female voice done by the narrator was unrealistic. The two women in the story were supposed to be young and beautiful and the attempt at the female voice left something to be desired. He did a better job at it than I could have.
Leave out some detail about the weapons and other technical stuff. I did not follow the story well since I am ignorant of a lot of the geography and history. Not the books fault.
The action scenes were good especially at the end. I think the banter between some of the characters was somewhat hokey.
Pray for the peace of Israel.
The book was entertaining but it made me think I should be listening to non-fiction rather than fiction. I listened to Wild Swans and that was great. Next, I am going to get Mao.Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China is a family history that spans a century, recounting the lives of three female generations in China, by Chinese writer Jung Chang.
Overall this is a very good novel well written with lots of details developing each character. The author's knowledge of the internal function of various organizations is truely impressive. Dick Hill does a good but not outstanding performance for each character's voice however the dramatization via music is only average. It is a very good story and one can only surmise the ending is the preview of future offerings. I have not read any other work by Mr. Rosenberg but this one is a winner which I can heartily recommend.
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