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
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 eighty
pages, this hardbound novel is the next international
political thriller of best-selling 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
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.
The Mahdi, or Twelfth Imam, is ready to take over
the Middle East region with the support of Iran, Pakistan
and Syria as head of the Caliphate. Their main goal
is to annihilate the Zionists by detonating the two
remaining genocidal missiles in Israel from the safety
of 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
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 Eastern events, and see if they line up with
eschatological Old Testament passages.