The world is on the brink of disaster. Iran has just conducted its first atomic weapons test. Millions of Muslims around the world are convinced their messiah — known as the Twelfth Imam — has arrived on earth. Israeli leaders fear Tehran, under the Twelfth Imam’s spell, will soon launch a nuclear attack that could bring about a second Holocaust and the annihilation of Israel. The White House fears Jerusalem will strike first, launching a massive preemptive attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities that could cause the entire Middle East to go up in flames, oil prices to skyrocket, and the global economy to collapse. With the stakes high and few viable options left, the president of the United States orders CIA operative David Shirazi and his team to track down and sabotage Iran’s nuclear warheads before Iran or Israel can launch a devastating first strike. But will they be too late?
©2011 Joel C. Rosenberg (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Narration syrupy, plot and characters half dimensional. This is a sad attempt to coordinate end of the world theology, the bible and the koran with present occurrences through the eyes and thoughts of the characters. Sad
"Love my audio's"
Exciting, and certainly possible.
The fact that Mr. Rosenberg is always relevant, regardless of how frightening it is.
Good, have liked them all.
Wake up, Mr President
This is an interesting way to push Christianity. Jesus is good, Muslim beliefs are evil, Jews are just Jews. The story flows fast and is hard to put down, but the real intent is to proselytize Jesus. It's all too compartmentalized for my taste. If you read it with the understanding that the author is a great fiction writer, it starts to just be fun.
The parallel between what is our countries recent approach to the conflicts in the Middle East and the administrations undercutting Isreal as an Allie.
The action and drama
Great use of dialects and phrasing with each character.
There are two that hit close to home. The first was the Presidents actions during the build up of hostilities and then the Intel agencies burocracy.
Lover of life and lover of books! I read/listen to a wide range (many) but my favorite non fiction are self-help and autobiographies.
I enjoyed the book immensely and would give it 5 stars overall except there were a few times that it seemed to drag on too long. This is the first book I read/listened to by Rosenberg and it was an unexpected delight.
I enjoy reading a good spy novel to beak up the many business type books that I read and it is refreshing to listen to a book that isn't filled with sex and cussing every other sentence. There is a few plays on romance but isn't life filled with it? However, it isn't sex filled nor innuendos.
As others stated, it is filled with religious discussion but so is the middle east. Therefore, I believe it is very appropriate in a book dealing with the constant conflict taking place in the middle east.
I recommend this book and unlike many other 'spy' novels would not hesitate to give this to a younger reader.
Truth and Love should always be found together and when I read I look for that.
Yes, this is extremely intense and moves quickly. The language and structure of the story is what makes this a re-read.
There were several occasions where you thought David (the main character) was compromised and walking through those moments with him, you really feel the fear and the desire for him to live as well as the wonder of how he will survive.
Christopher Lane does a fantastic job with the emotion, he is extremely believable. When David is being water boarded you just want the pain he experiencing to stop. You never could have felt that without the content that Christopher Lane brings out through his performance.
The fate of the world is in David's hands and nothing will be the same!
This was even better than the first book. I loved it!
all- he does dozens of voices and accents!
It is part of a trilogy the entire series is a "white knuckle " thriller
This was very good. I had a hard time turning it off and several times found myself sitting in the driveway for a few extra minutes. The non stop, fast pace Keeps you engaged. After the disappointing end of the first book, more like ending a chapter then a novel, this edition carried the plot and did not disappoint.
Read book one first!!
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This one is one of the best I've listened to.
Yes. It could be today's news.
Really enjoy listening to these books sure am glad I was introduced to Audible. Best dollar I've ever spent.
This one is a good one for sure.
Completely enjoyed it and bought the first one the 12th imam wish I'd had seen it first but well worth it.
Clean no foul language which was a very nice change I get tired of the language in some.
Recommend it completely story is great and timely, the characters are well developed and easy to understand.
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