The Twelfth Imam

The Twelfth Imam

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by Joel C. Rosenberg, Christopher Lane
     
 

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As the apocalyptic leaders of Iran call for the annihilation of Israel and the U.S., CIA operative David Shirazi is sent into Tehran with one objective: use all means necessary to disrupt Iran's nuclear weapons program, without leaving American fingerprints, and without triggering a regional war. At extreme personal risk, Shirazi executes his plan.

A native Farsi

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As the apocalyptic leaders of Iran call for the annihilation of Israel and the U.S., CIA operative David Shirazi is sent into Tehran with one objective: use all means necessary to disrupt Iran's nuclear weapons program, without leaving American fingerprints, and without triggering a regional war. At extreme personal risk, Shirazi executes his plan.

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. An obscure religious cleric is suddenly hailed throughout the region as the Islamic messiah known as the Mahdi or the Twelfth Imam. News of his miracles, healings, signs, and wonders spread like wildfire, as do rumors of a new and horrific war.

With the prophecy of the Twelfth Imam seemingly fulfilled, Iran's military prepares to strike Israel and bring about the End of Days. Shirazi must take action to save his country and the world, but the clock is ticking. And then, a dark secret from his past comes to light and changes the course of his life forever.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
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. (Oct.)
Library Journal
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781480515789
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
08/01/2013
Series:
Twelfth Imam Series, #1
Edition description:
Unabridged
Sales rank:
716,953
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.10(d)

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