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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

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"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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  • Andrew
  • Lively, Ontario, Canada
  • 06-01-08

Loved the Book Series!

I'm not sure how anyone who knew anything about Joel missed the this is a Christian Book Series.
This is book 5 in the "Jon Bennett" series and is it's final book.
Series order: The Last Jihad, The Last Days, The Ezekiel Option, The Copper Scroll, Dead Heat.
Come on Audible, get them all!

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • Don
  • LELAND, NC, United States
  • 08-03-08

Down right scary!

This is the followup to the Copper Scroll, and picks up just months after the previous story ends. The plot goes beyond exciting to scary, scarier than anything else I've read in a while because it is so near to reality. Don't want to ruin it for you, but if you read the others you have to get this one. I'm interested to see if Rosenberg continues the story to it's conclusion and how he treats the biblical topics.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Spellbinding Author

I have just discovered Joel Rosenberg's writings and find them to be spellbinding. Audible should offer all of his books.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Stacy
  • Orange, CA, USA
  • 11-26-08

Great Story, Great audio book

This is the first book of Joel Rosenberg's that I have listened to, and I chose this book after hearing numerous interviews with him. What an inspiring, action packed novel, with great scriptural prophecy and political thrills. I loved this and have been recommending it to everyone I know.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Joseph
  • Barton, NY, USA
  • 07-10-08

Edge of your seat great book

Fantastic book, jumps you right into the book from the beginning and holds you right to the end. It was also easy to follow though it is book 5 in the series and I read it first. Highly recommended!!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Robert
  • chicago, IL, United States
  • 05-09-08

great spy book

one of the best and i've read them all, good story, good narrator and keeps you reading all the time, never boring

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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Need More Joel C. Rosenburg

Great book and great narration. The only problem is that this is the last book in a series of books (The Last Jihad). It's worth it even if haven't read the previous books.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Better than Tom Clancy

I have truly enjoyed this work by Joel Rosenberg on several levels. First, he is a great story teller that maintains suspense and several threads going in parallel leading a a 'big event'. Second, I think his interpretation of Ezekiel has been an eye opener for me, and I find it has value. In this last book, Joel got a wee bit heavy on the preachy side, but it was consistent with the growth of the characters, and I enjoyed it.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Great book!

I have really enjoyed this whole series. Dead Heat was packed full of action.

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focus on what matters

THIS is a wonderful suspenseful, action packed novel that over all focuses on the things that matter.
It is the last of the last jihad series.
I could not wait each day to have some time to listen. it will open your eyes to what is coming. Are you ready? I pray you will read and believe.