The Tehran Initiative by Joel C. RosenbergBOOK DESCRIPTION (FROM THE INSIDE JACKET)


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 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?



Joel C. Rosenberg is the New York Times bestselling author of The Twelfth Imam, The Last Jihad, The Last Days, The Ezekiel Option, The Copper Scroll, Dead Heat, Epicenter and Inside the Revolution, with more than 2 million copies in print.  A communications strategist based in Washington, D.C., he has worked with some of the world’s most influential and provocative leaders, including Steve Forbes, Rush Limbaugh, Natan Sharnasky and Benjamin Netanyahu.  Once a political columnist for World magazine, he now writes commentaries for National Review as well as Flash Traffic, a weekly email update for business and political leaders.  A front~page Sunday New York Times profile called him a “force in the capital.”  He has also been profiled by the Washington Times and the Jerusalem Post and has been interviewed on ABC’s Nightline, CNN Headline News, FOX News, The History Channel, MSNBC, The Rush Limbaugh Show, The Sean Hannity Show and The Glenn Beck Show.

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Do you like realistic Christian fiction?  Then you will absolutely love this book.  The action is fast paced, the drama is intense and the plot is believable (something I usually find lacking in Christian fiction).  Set in the present, the book covers 6 days in the life of undercover agent David Shirazi as he tries to prevent the Middle East from becoming a powder keg.

Normally, I don’t read suspense/espionage books but I was immediately caught up in the story.  Rosenberg creates a realistic scene where the long awaited Twelfth Imam has taken control of the Middle East and started preparing them for all out war against Israel and the United States.  It’s like reading a story that’s been ripped from the headlines and put in novel form.  Furthermore, the dialog between the characters is believable and flows naturally (sometimes trying to incorporate faith into a suspense novel can make the dialog a little stilted).   Seriously, there’s a little bit of everything in this book for everyone:  romance, explosions, chase scenes and espionage, all from a Christian perspective without being overly preachy.

Regardless of your religious or political beliefs, I think this novel is a must read.


Disclosure:  This book was provided to me by Tyndale House Publishers free of charge in exchange for participating in the The Tehran Initiative blog tour.