was my pleasure to read Joel Rosenberg’s newest novel Damascus Countdown.This is the third book in his current series
which included The Twelfth Imam and The Tehran Initiative.
Countdown begins where The Tehran Initiative left off, with CIA NOC agent David
Shirazi in Qom, Iran meeting with Javad Nouri, a personal aide to the Ayatollah
and Twelfth Imam.As the CIA’s plan is
executed, suddenly flying overhead are four F16 fighter jets on a mission, a
preemptive strike by Israel.The war
everyone feared had just begun.
is a fast paced novel that will keep you up at night.The storyline jumps between Iran, Israel,
Washington DC, New York and Syria as characters, including the hero David
Shirazi, do everything they can to prevent a nuclear holocaust against Israel, the
United States’ ally and the only free and democratic nation in the Middle
East.The reader is taken behind the scenes
with CIA operatives and their family and friends, top Iranian leaders and
nuclear scientists, Israeli government officials, Mossad agents, and a genocidal
of my favorite elements of Joel Rosenberg’s novel is that he shows the
development of faith in some of the characters.As a Christian, faith impacts everything I do, so it’s interesting to
see how the characters respond in their faith to the cataclysmic events they
are involved in.
Rosenberg is a gifted writer and he seems to get better with each passing
novel.The characters are interesting, the
good guys and even the despicable ones.The storyline and scenes are gripping and I didn’t want to put the book
down until I finished the last page.The
Christian message that salvation is found through faith in Jesus Christ alone
is clearly presented, not in contrived manner, but is woven in to the
experiences of his characters.Joel has
a good understanding of Biblical and Islamic prophesy which are woven
throughout the novel.
highly recommend Joel Rosenberg’s novel Damascus Countdown.I do warn you, you may have some circles
under your eyes, from staying up late so you can find out what happens
thank Tyndale House Publishers for providing me a complimentary copy of the
book to read and review.I was under no
obligation to provide a favorable review.