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Publisher's Summary

Osama bin Laden is dead.
Saddam Hussein is buried.
Baghdad lies in ruins.

Now the eyes of the world are on Jerusalem as Jon Bennett - a Wall Street strategist turned senior White House advisor - his beautiful CIA partner Erin McCoy, and the U.S. Secretary of State arrive in the Middle East to meet with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

On the table: a dramatic and potentially historic Arab-Israeli peace plan, of which Bennett is the chief architect. At the heart of the proposed treaty is the discovery of black gold deep underneath the Mediterranean - a vast and spectacular tract of oil and natural gas that could offer unprecedented riches for every Muslim, Christian, and Jew in Israel and Palestine.

But in the shadows lie men whose hearts are filled with evil - men who do not relish a post-Saddam era, men for whom the prospect of a Palestinian peace accord with Israel goes against everything for which their fathers have fought and died. Such men - and the countries that finance them - are ready to do anything necessary to slaughter those who stand in their way.

The clock is ticking. Can Bennett, McCoy, and the American president make peace before the Middle East once again erupts in war?

Listen to more in the Political Thrillers Series.
©2003 Joel C. Rosenberg (P)2003 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"The story is rich with detail, topical references, interesting characters, and logical conclusions. Reader Patrick G. Lawlor does an admirable job in keeping the action flowing." ( AudioFile)

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Just Finished and Ready To Order Third Book

Another page turner from Rosenberg. You feel that you are in the middle of a gripping tale from the first few pages. Part three, here I come.

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An excellent listen

This book is the second in the series. Rosenberg presents a rivetting fictional account of the holy war and America's struggle to bring peace in a fast-changing, caotic world. Politics, religion, suspense and thrill are interwoben in a way that made me think and want to learn more. Maybe just a little unbelievable how much the characters go through and survive; maybe a little corny, but very good.
I like how his mind works, and look forward to reading the next book of the series and a nonfiction book of his.
Carolyn

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Good

Of course, if you're reading the series, you'll read this one. I am not a huge fan of it, but it does get very exciting at the end. I feel like the others in the series are better but gotta get through this one as part of the process.

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Great followup to the first installation

Would you listen to The Last Days again? Why?

Though current events have made the events somewhat stale, this is still a very engaging 'read'. For those that follow the likes of Jack Bauer, Mitch Rapp, etc this book may interest you, though the main character is a political advisor and not an agent of a government agency. Sure he gets in the action, but it's a bit different. Good action, engaging characters - reccomended.

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good story but too much back story.

I listened to this series before but abridged. abridged usually like the unabridged, so I started to listen to the unabridged. Too much unnecessary crap that does not add to the story. stick with the abridged.

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Better than Book 1

I really enjoyed the political aspects of everything. It really was action-filled (which felt a bit much in the beginning). Three major action scenes that Joel elongated, from my perspective at least. Beyond that, it was awesome. The performance was way better than book 1!

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Terrorism and Peace

overall interesting but at times too wordy describing the setting or circumstances. Radical terrorism, a contemporary theme juxtaposes an ideal oil for peace solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Good Story, Lacks Some Reality

The story is good, the writing is very good, the narrator is very good. The author lacks some knowledge of military operations and military people, firearms, and how high level people (civilian and military) think and operate and that keeps knocking me out of the story. There is a whole lot of what English teachers (when they used to actually teach literature, writing, and language) used to call "character development" and at times I hit the "skip forward 30 sec" button. The story was entertaining and exciting at times, but I'm not going to listen to the rest of the series.

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Too many details.

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Awash with foreign names and history

The author insists on introducing far too many multi named characters rapidly in the first few chapters confusing the reader. It takes quite a few chapters to sort everybody out and determine what country they represent. Readers with limited background on the history will be lost. So this book is for those who are well versed in political history. Well written but biblical explanations for terrorism seem unrealistic, simplistic, and fictional. The reader is excellent