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.
Even though I have previously listened to (and enjoyed) Rosenberg's work, and even though I am an evangelical (and therefore would likely be the target market for the book), I too was disappointed that this was Christian fiction after not having been billed as such. If I wanted to hear prayer and scripture references, I would have bought books on the subjects (as I often do). But that's not what I thought I was getting. I gave this one several chances, and it just couldn't hook me...while at the same time pushing the Christian angle very hard. This felt like Christian fiction written with a Hal Lindsey mindset. Just not something I was interested in. Disappointed.
would have closed the book and never finished it.
bought this book as a spy and terroist novel. but the story is just backround! This is a religous tome and nothing else. I believe in God but don't like driving down the road being lectured about GOD!
I have been listening to books on tape for over 20 years. Starting with audio tapes, then CD's and now downloads.
No, I wish the reviews would have mentioned that the author was a strong christian with their agenda
Didn't get that far
The relationship with the girlfriend and the blatant religious agenda
i buy at least one hundred books a year. of all types. just want a good story with a good reader. not so complicated.
It was fine in the beginning but the more Christian proselytizing the worse it was. Wish it was in another category so that I didn't waste my credit.
Do not know. But I do know that I will not look at the number of stars. I WILL read the reviews. I would have been tipped off and saved the time and money.
Develop the characters (both good and bad) and don't play to all of the stereotypes.
No, my first one
Yes and no. The story itself was entertaining, but honestly left too many loose ends for my taste. The hard core Christians good, Islam wrong/evil view was over the top. I know many good people that are not Christian, including Muslems. Dumping all that believe in Islam into a big bucket and basically seeing them all as evil is not realistic. Plays right into the stereotypes way too much and it detracts from the story. Rarely are a group of people all one way or another.
Narrator did a great job with an average story.
Have read Mr. Rosenberg before and enjoyed his books, but this was more than anticipated. I did not expect or enjoy 13 hours of proselytizing. Mr. Lane was excellent.
A CIA agent on a covert mission discovers Jesus ,weeps and quotes the Bible.Its Jesus against the evil Muslims.The plot is sanctamonious Medievil Christian hypocracy.
Didn't finish the book.
If you loved the Left Behind series, this is for you. Otherwise look elsewhere.
If your world spins "Christians good, Moslems bad" this is up your alley. But it is a dark alley indeed.
If you like right wing ramblings and neocon paranoia dig right in. If objective factual reality is your preference, find something else.
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