Reviewer Conny Withay:Operating her own business in office management since 1991, Conny is an avid reader, volunteers reading the Bible to the elderly, and makes handmade jewelry. A cum laude graduate with a degree in art living in the Pacific Northwest, she is married with two sons, two daughter-in-laws, and one granddaughter.
Author: Joel C. Rosenberg
“Our new mission – and this comes straight from the top – is to find both those warheads and destroy them before they leave Iran,” David explains in Joel C. Rosenberg’s Damascus Countdown. “The good news: we’re authorized to use any force necessary to accomplish our mission. The bad news: we have no leads, no sources, and very little time.”
At four hundred and seventy pages, this hardbound novel is the next international political thriller of bestselling author Rosenberg that could well be a true scenario in our everyday lives. With no profanity but situations of war-time killing, multinational intrigue, Biblical references and prophecies, it is geared to both adult Christian and Jewish readers who have an interest and loyalty to the State of Israel. A cast of American, Iranian, Israeli, Pakistani and Syrian characters at the beginning of the book is a helpful supportive reference tool. This reader wishes all pronouns about God were capitalized for reverence.
In this fast moving tome, David Shirazi is a top non-official cover agent for the CIA who has infiltrated the Iranian regime when Israel initiates a preemptive strike on Qom, Iran, destroying six of their eight nuclear warheads. He and his small technical team are asked to seek and destroy the two missing bombs.
Mahdi, the Twelfth Imam, is ready to take over the Middle East region with the support of Iran, Pakistan and Syria as head of the Caliphate, whose main goal is to annihilate the Zionists by detonating the two genocidal missiles in Israel from Damascus, Syria.
When Iran bombs a nuclear plant in Dimona in retaliation, Israel is put to the test and blamed for killing several strategically placed Iranian children, instead of killing the Mahdi. With the help of a mole among the “Twelvers,” the Mossad and the American team do all they can to find and try to disarm the weapons before their catastrophic detonation.
Throughout the story, not only does David accept the One True God, but unusual players stand up for their beliefs in political and religious arenas through the use of Biblical prophecy that has not come to pass yet today. Some of the author’s prior books’ characters factor into the final outcome of the story.
This is a great read for anyone interested not only in the prophetical future of Israel but for Iran and Syria as well. Rosenberg did another credible, fascinating page-turner that makes one want to keep his or her eyes wide open on current day Middle East events, and see if they line up to eschatological Old Testament passages.
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