"The president of the United States...is missing."
With these words, New York Times journalist J. B. Collins, reporting from the scene of a devastating attack by ISIS terrorists in Amman, Jordan, puts the entire world on high alert. The leaders of Israel and Palestine are critically injured, Jordan's king is fighting for his life, and the U.S. president is missing and presumed captured.
As the U.S. government faces a constitutional crisis and Jordan battles for its very existence, Collins must do his best to keep the world informed while working to convince the FBI that his stories are not responsible for the terror attack on the Jordanian capital. And ISIS still has chemical weapons....
Struggling to clear his name, Collins and the Secret Service try frantically to locate and rescue the leader of the free world before ISIS's threats become a catastrophic reality.
©2015 Joel C. Rosenberg (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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If you like action, thrills, and warriors, you'll like this. The lead character is a journalist who tangles with ISIS, gets in their crosshairs, and has to save the President from them. Worth a credit.
That said, there is a small downside. Rosenberg wanted to weave in Christianity, which as a Christian myself I have no problem with. However, it was clunky, feeling more like an afterthought than a story element. Every time the story veered into Bible and faith talk, the story slowed and the passage felt stilted. It never actually moved the story forward. I like the instinct but the execution could use some work.
Suspenseful, captivating, entertaining
It was very hard to put down, but would be too long for one sitting.
I didn't think I would enjoy this book subject, but it was referred by many friends. They were right! I'm really looking forward to his next book!
Best yet Joel and I have read them all but the kids books thanks for all your booksi
I had no idea there was going to be or is another book out there about this.. being book 3? I'm so very ready to learn what is going to happen. I loved this book as did I loved the first .
I love listening to audio books and reading books on my Kindle!
I have read all of Joel's books and he continues to amaze me. His stories are timely and thought-provoking... and The First Hostage is no exception!
I do recommend reading The Third Target first, as this is the second book in a series. If you like action-packed geopolitical thrillers, then listen to this series!
The First Hostage fast-paced, gripping, totally entertaining and will leave you on the edge of your seat!
author could use a little more background research. kept referring to his constitutional rights. while in mid east. those rights don't exist in foreign country.
kept correcting the king I doubt that would ever fly with a monarch.
overall a good book just not very accurate with background .
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