Damascus Countdown: A Novel

Damascus Countdown: A Novel

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Damascus Countdown 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 90 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like all of Joel's books, this one is a page turner. Action packed with a terrific storyline. Even more intriguing is how plausible the story is. Joel does a great job looking at Bible prophecy and explaining it via an amazing book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always a scary, fantastic book. So close to reality I had to stop and decide if I was reading the book or Internet current news from time to time. I wish that everyone, especially all of Congress and people in control of future decisions concerning Iran, North Korea, Russia, Syria etc. would read this book. I believe Joel is right on in his scenarios. Thanks for sparing David, Joel. Perfect ending!!
Reader101KB More than 1 year ago
$15.65? For a Nook Book? I don't think so....I gave him a five because he's one of my favorite authors and a great person and I'm sure the book rates a 5.
JMWerner More than 1 year ago
Terrific writing; wanted more at the end; world events in the story mirror real life; Nook books are getting too expensive... I may go back to my used book store
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
$9.45 for the kindle version. BN doesn't apppear to want to compete in the ebook market.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down! What a wonderful series - and I was especially happy with the ending. I can't wait to see what he write next - whatever it is, I will be reading it! Thank you Mr. Rosenberg!
kristen4mk More than 1 year ago
The conclusion to "The Twelfth Imam" and "The Tehran Initiative", "Damascus Countdown" is the last book in this trilogy and I for one am sad to see it come to an end.  CIA operative David Shirazi, aka Reza Tabrizi is still undercover in Iran immediately following Israel's air strike.  The strike takes out much of the threat, but when you are dealing with nuclear weapons, "we got almost all of the nuclear bombs" is certainly not enough.  David and his team are directed to use all means necessary to find the last nuclear warheads and thwart the Mahdi's attempt at genocide of the Israeli nation. Joel Rosenberg is an excellent author, and this was definitely a page turner.  I also appreciated that the locations were identified throughout the book as this is a multi-layered plot with many characters and it helped me stay on track. I recommend this entire series.  You won't be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book does not exactly take up where the last one leaves off. There's an over lap which is fine but,,,, Rosenberg re-writes Davids escape from the mosque and turns it into a Jason Bourne type of escape that is far too incredible for this character. The end of "The Tehran Initiative" tells a much more "spy like" and realistic escape for our hero. Like most people, I don't like change and didn't like this re-write. Other than that and a few other technical glitches or " hard to believes", this book carries on the excellence Joel Rosenbergs fans have come to expect. It is riveting and suspenseful. The ending will make a grown man tear up. Fantastic! And lastly, I appreciate the way the Gospel is infused throughout. No other Political Thriller series I know of treats charcter development quite like Rosenberg. He captures scenarios that people can relate to and identify with. If your a believer in Christ it warms your heart. If you are new to the Gospel of Jesus or unsure about spiritual things, it serves as a witness for you to see how Jesus can change your life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not worth the money. Good book and author but publisher wants too much! Wait for used or paperback.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I usually have about 10 books in a pile that are ready to be read, but whenever Rosenberg comes out with a new title, I read it first because books by Rosenberg never let me down. Damascus Countdown is no exception. Highly entertaining and thrilling, its another page-turner that is hard to put down.
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
Damascus Countdown was just an average read for me. There was lots of action but to me it was just too much action. There was a lot of jumping around locations and characters that I couldn't keep up what going on and often found myself confused. I loved other novels by this author, but this one was not a good fit for me. 3 stars.
givemethebible More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Despite the fact that I have not yet read the other books in the series, I could still understand what was going on. With a lot of series books, you have to read the prior books to be able to really understand what is happening. This one was not like that. Mr. Rosenberg did not refer to the back story often enough to make it hard to follow. I really appreciated that, especially since I did not realize that this was the third book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great read. buy the kindle version for $9.11
VicG More than 1 year ago
Joel C. Rosenberg in his book "Damascus Countdown" Book Three in The Twelfth Imam series published by Tyndale House Publishers brings us to The Middle East in the possible future. From the inside jacket flap: This time, all eyes are not just on Iran, but on Syria as well. Israel successfully launches a first strike on Iran, taking out all of their nuclear sites and six of their nuclear warheads. American President William Jackson threatens to support a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning the Jewish State for unprovoked and unwarranted acts of aggression. And The Twelfth Imam prepares to order a genocidal retaliation. Meanwhile, CIA operative David Shirazi has infiltrated the Iranian regime and intercepted top secret intelligence indicating that two Iranian nuclear warheads survived the attack and have been moved to a secure and undisclosed location. In danger not only from the ongoing war between Israel and Iran but also from the increasingly hostile governments in multiple countries, Shirazi and his team are in a race against time to find the remaining nuclear warheads before the most cataclysmic event in the history of The Middle East comes to pass. I think it is entirely possible that Joel Rosenberg is a spy. Not your typical spy I suppose but since I have never met one and have no reference point based on what I read all I can say is he must be some kind of spy. Mr. Rosenberg knows a lot about how governments work. He has a fascinating amount of information about what is going on in the Muslim world and he has written a fast-paced thriller to prove it. In "Damascus Countdown" Joel C. Rosenberg weaves together headlines from our current news with Biblical prophecy. This book is entertaining and will have you flipping pages as fast as you can read but, be prepared, it is also thought-provoking and will have you looking up from the page going, "wow". I do not recommend starting this book late at night because it will cost you sleep as you will not want to put it down. Mr. Rosenberg is an excellent writer and knows how to twist your nerve endings as he tightens the suspense. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
Drewano More than 1 year ago
Ugg I knew what I was in for which this book since I had read the first two but I have this unbearable urge to find out how stories end and since the one before left so much open when I saw this on sale I had to grab it even though I probably wasn’t going to like it.   If you’ve read the first two then this one follows the same pattern.  The first 25% is great well written and full of action then he goes on and talked about religion for the next 65% of the book with the last 10% being a mix of the two.  Thankfully this book brings the story to an end so I can purge ever reading these again from my thoughts.  Aside from the religious aspect the ending seems a bit thrown together.  It brought the story to an end quickly but I was left feeling a bit cheated with how it ended.  There are much better action stories out there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Satisfying end to the triology.
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A page turner, and hard to lay down. Very good read.
Reli0 More than 1 year ago
This is not my style of book at all, though I will say it did captivate and hold my attention.  I won't be real quick to read another of his books right away though.  I read this one only because I am part of Tyndale's Summer Reading Program.  That said, I would call this book extremely well-written.  Joel Rosenberg flipped from character to character and place to country and back again and kept everything well organized and easy to follow.  That was no small accomplishment.  I would recommend this to anyone who likes Biblical prophecy and eschatology or to someone who just like action packed war books.  
Danny_G More than 1 year ago
A takeout of Iranian nukes by Israel starts it off and it just goes crazy from there. Imagine what it may look like if that were to happen. Joel Rosenberg has written such a novel. In it he gives the multiples story lines and what it may look like should the Middle Eastern conflict turn into more than just talking points on TV. While I did find it slightly cookie cutter, it was still an interesting, fast paced read.
thecraftyhome1 More than 1 year ago
Damascus Countdown is the third and final book in the riveting political series by Joel C. Rosenburg. Immediately after it was released I checked our local library and put it on hold. It was so popular I was about the fifth in line. In the meantime I reread the other two in the series The Twelfth Imam and The Tehran Initiative (click the book titles for my reviews of those books). I just love this series. It reads like our current headlines and is so riveting. If you enjoy political action packed books this is the series for you. Joel C. Rosenburg is a expert on the middle east and the volatile climate over there. He is known for writing fiction that eerily mirrors the real world. In Damascus Countdown David Shizari continues to hunt down the nuclear warheads that Iran has acquired before Israel and the US are obliterated. With more twists and turns than a country road this book will have you on the edge of your seat. I can't recommend them highly enough. You will not be disappointed. :)
Ice1 More than 1 year ago
Great book and series 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book seemed to get a bit preachy. I didn't care for it as much as the others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago