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Publisher's Summary

Oil prices are surging to record highs. A new dictator is rising in Iraq. China is threatening Taiwan. North Korean forces are ready to strike south. Israel is feverishly trying to complete the Third Temple....

And in the midst of a world ready to explode, American president James MacPherson's second term is ending. The battle to succeed him is heating up into the most fiercely contested presidential election in American history. Who will lead a bitterly divided country over the next four years? And just what role - if any - does the U.S. play in history's last days?

As the presidential campaign narrows into a dead heat, the Secret Service learns of a catastrophic terrorist plot to assassinate one of the candidates - but which one? Who do they want dead? And can U.S. forces stop the terrorists before millions lose their lives?

©2008 Joel C. Rosenberg; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio

Critic Reviews

"His novels seem to be ripped from the headlines - next year's headlines." (Washington Times)
"Gigante blazes through it with clarity and aplomb." (AudioFile)

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So true - so scary - so anticipated

The fictional novel written around Biblical truth is breathtaking. I pray all who listen take heed and make their decision to accept Christ and follow Him.

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Superb Series

This is the best series since Left Behind. I highly recommend it. Made me think!

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Just completed the entire 5 book series

Interesting story line developement. Obviously the author is a Christian believer and the way the story evolves during the series one could suspect he became a born again follower during the writing of this series or it was his intent to shift the story to involve Christian/Jewish prophecies from the beginning . Either way a very good listen. A bit too much Stars and Stripes God Bless America flag waving? As a non American it got to be a bit much - evil can come in many forms - the one area the author does get right is that true followers of Jesus would not kill/maim or defile others for personal gain or promote death and destruction of others for personal gain. Although, he clearly is biased in his America can do no evil and paints the Middle East, Russia and other communist countries with a very old and tired rhetorical brush. That being said, I think I'll start doing some of my own theological research. Thank you.
One last thing - would have preferred to have kept the same narrator for the entire series.

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Breathtaking final book to this epic series!

This was a nail biting finale story. This was my second time to read through this series of five books

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Imaginative Twist to the 2nd Coming of Jesus

The author is very creative spinning a believable scenario of the politics and economics that could lead to the end times. I enjoyed the tale, although it was wordy. I wonder if an abridged version would have been sufficient....Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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i loved it

great book to top off a great series. i can't wait to start the next series. i hope its as good as this one. thanks!

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  • Blanche
  • Springfield, MO, United States
  • 02-17-15

So intense ..you can hardly keep listening!

The Bible talks about how terrible the tribulation will be, but listening
To this book. Makes the harries more real.
I realize this is just a fictional story, but the real thing could be even worse.
Thinking of all the evil in the world today, we should thank God for His
Great love and mercy toward America and pray that many people will
be saved before the Rapture!

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Prophetic conclusion to the series

This is both an exciting and inspiring story of love and courage. I recommend everyone read it with an open heart.

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a must listen

What made the experience of listening to Dead Heat, Political Thrillers Series #5 the most enjoyable?

The story just continues and the insight of the author is amazing and exciting

Any additional comments?

The whole series is excellent

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  • ron
  • olympia, wa, United States
  • 04-17-14

Twice as long to a predictable ending

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Born again Christians

If you’ve listened to books by Joel C. Rosenberg before, how does this one compare?

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stop telling me who's speaking and just perform. Movement from one scene to another was not consistent. <br/>

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

interesting geo-political situations...but not really plausible.