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The Twelfth Imam
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The Twelfth Imam
David Shirazi Series, Book 1
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Book 1 in the best-selling 3-book espionage and spy thriller series that has sold 700,000 copies!
"Rosenberg is the go-to novelist for Christian political fiction."
Publisher's Weekly
The Twelfth Imam is the first novel of a new political thriller series by Joel C. Rosenberg, the New York Times bestselling author of the award-winning Last Jihad series. Rosenberg takes you inside a world few will ever enter. Hold on to your seat—the twists and turns never stop coming.
Tensions are rising in the Middle East. Iran's president vows to annihilate the United States and Israel. Israel's prime minister says someone must hit Iran's nuclear sites "before it's too late." The American president warns against a preemptive strike on Iran's nuclear facilities and says negotiations are the key to finding peace.
And amid it all, rumors are swirling throughout the region of a mysterious religious cleric claiming to be the Islamic messiah known as the Mahdi or the Twelfth Imam. Word of his miracles, healings, signs, and wonders is spreading like wildfire.
CIA operative David Shirazi was born for this moment. He is recruited and sent into Tehran with one objective: use all means necessary to disrupt Iran's nuclear weapons program, without leaving American fingerprints and without triggering an apocalyptic new war.
A native Farsi speaker whose family escaped from Iran in 1979, he couldn't be better prepared for the mission. But none of his training has prepared Shirazi for what will happen next.
Book 1 in the best-selling 3-book espionage and spy thriller series that has sold 700,000 copies!
"Rosenberg is the go-to novelist for Christian political fiction."
Publisher's Weekly
The Twelfth Imam is the first novel of a new political thriller series by Joel C. Rosenberg, the New York Times bestselling author of the award-winning Last Jihad series. Rosenberg takes you inside a world few will ever enter. Hold on to your seat—the twists and turns never stop coming.
Tensions are rising in the Middle East. Iran's president vows to annihilate the United States and Israel. Israel's prime minister says someone must hit Iran's nuclear sites "before it's too late." The American president warns against a preemptive strike on Iran's nuclear facilities and says negotiations are the key to finding peace.
And amid it all, rumors are swirling throughout the region of a mysterious religious cleric claiming to be the Islamic messiah known as the Mahdi or the Twelfth Imam. Word of his miracles, healings, signs, and wonders is spreading like wildfire.
CIA operative David Shirazi was born for this moment. He is recruited and sent into Tehran with one objective: use all means necessary to disrupt Iran's nuclear weapons program, without leaving American fingerprints and without triggering an apocalyptic new war.
A native Farsi speaker whose family escaped from Iran in 1979, he couldn't be better prepared for the mission. But none of his training has prepared Shirazi for what will happen next.
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  • Publisher's Weekly

    October 4, 2010
    Bestseller Rosenberg (The Last Jihad) has carved out a deep niche in conservative political fiction, vividly sweeping from 1979 Iran during the hostage crisis to a world-threatening crisis in the present day. When a prophecy of the coming Mahdi, or 12th imam, is believed to have been fulfilled through a Muslim prophet, a nuclear attack is threatened by Iran against Israel to bring the end of days. Iranian-American CIA operative David Shirazi must infiltrate the Iranian government without leaving American fingerprints and stop the ultimate disaster that would certainly escalate into international conflict. Filled with Islamic culture and history, this story of an Iranian family and an American one trying to understand one another is coupled with an emerging love story that will no doubt play out in coming books, since the ending is left open for more. Readers must keep track of many characters, but the author has provided a character list. Toeing the Christian conservative line while still writing sympathetic Muslim characters, Rosenberg is a go-to novelist for Christian political fiction.

  • Library Journal

    November 15, 2010

    Rosenberg's latest thriller (after Dead Heat) features another ripped-from-the-headlines plot. As the United Nations considers another round of sanctions against Iran, that country's leaders have called for the total destruction of Israel and the United States. As a CIA operative, the Iranian-born David Shirazi, begins a covert mission to destroy Iran's nuclear weapons program, rumors begin to spread that the prophesized 12th Islamic leader has emerged. Iran begins planning an attack on Israel that is aimed to bring about the End of Days. VERDICT This fast-paced, plot-driven novel will appeal to readers who enjoy the political thrillers of David Baldacci, Stuart Woods, and Brad Meltzer.

    Copyright 2010 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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