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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,349 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joel C. Rosenberg Narrator: Christopher Lane Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN:
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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.

But time is running out.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rob Hood | 2/19/2014

    " What a disappointment! The 1st half was great, but the middle and end sucked! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz Buron | 2/13/2014

    " Very interesting book. I was completely in the dark about where the author was going with this until the very end. I can't remember who recommended I read this, but I wish I did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra Stombres | 2/7/2014

    " Twelfth Imam is another Armageddon story, this time centered around Historical Persia, now Iran. Fears of Iran having nuclear weapons and planning to wipe out Jews and Christians are real. Only the false Messiah, the 12th Imam could unite them to other Muslim countries they currently fight with. Very believable Story. The subplot romance is also intriguing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vlad W | 2/7/2014

    " Riveting. Keeps your interest. Can't wait for book 3! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sher | 2/6/2014

    " For a lot of this book I was thinking "Oh WOW." I was very involved emotionally pretty much from the start. There are a couple of things you will want to know about it before you read it however. First, it is the first book in a series. This book does not have a satisfying ending. It seems to stop in mid-air. I am so glad I knew that before I finished the book. Second, if you are offended by Jesus Christ, don't read it, as He does make an appearance, small as it is. For me, it was dramatic, a little startling, and it made perfect sense in the context of the story. I can't wait to read the sequel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendra | 1/27/2014

    " Great book, can't wait for the 2nd book to come out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 1/26/2014

    " This book was really intresting, it kept me reading on. I couldn't put it down. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Martha | 1/21/2014

    " Rosenberg should have quit while he was ahead. This was dumb and went nowhere. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alana | 1/19/2014

    " Mis-labelled as a "political thriller/fiction/suspense" in reality it is preachy, christian, fear mongering. The book doesn't deserve the 1 star that I have to give it. Disgraceful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ranoordam | 1/14/2014

    " The book takes you into the complicated political and religious world if the Middle East. It is end times reading from a Shia Muslim view point. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 12/11/2013

    " An excellent book with an interesting perspective from an American Muslim. A spy thriller. Read it cuz its worth it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 12/11/2013

    " I liked the book until the end. I'm not fond of stories that leave you hanging at the end. This is obviously leading to another book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claudia | 12/5/2013

    " Not a huge fan of Joel Rosenberg's books, but it was good from the standpoint of current times in Iran. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeff | 11/8/2013

    " Not that great. I like the idea and the historical and current political background that he brings to his books, but they get a little preachy. I even agree with the views, but it gets tedious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 10/31/2013

    " Scary and incredible! Loved it! Now on to the next one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosemarie | 10/26/2013

    " I didn't expect to enjoy the book as much as I did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 7/16/2013

    " I enjoyed this book but I have to admit, I liked his first series of books a bit more. If you like end times fictional literature, however, you'll like this one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 5/16/2013

    " We don't want leaders that believe in Armageddon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ksafford | 7/25/2012

    " Verrrry Good! Read it upon recommendation from my boss and really enjoyed it. A spy thriller set mainly in Iran with good human interest. Also, assuming it had some factual basis, some very interesting information about the Muslim religion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mamagrids | 6/14/2012

    " The phrase "ripped from today's headlines" would apply to this book. I did find it fast-paced, educational, and thought-provoking. My biggest disappointment was with the ending, as many loose ends were left . . . loose. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 4/11/2012

    " I am not a fan of political thrillers but once I got into this story I had a hard time putting it down. The end definitely leaves you hanging. Good thing the 2nd book is out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William | 2/27/2012

    " Fast paced. Excellent story line. Very plausible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sam Saxena | 2/2/2012

    " Its an 'ok' read, the evangelical ideas of the author come up often during the course of the book, this according to me, is an impediment to an otherwise taut flow of story line. I shall give this author another whirl soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy Wise | 10/1/2011

    " This was an AWESOME read! Hooked me on the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisha | 8/2/2011

    " This was a great book. It's fiction but ties in a lot of current events and helped me understand certain situation in the Middle East a lot better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 5/21/2011

    " Not a bad thriller, but it ended just as things were getting interesting. Looking forward to Rosenberg's next book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Simone | 5/13/2011

    " Thriller set in modern dayUSA and Iran. An easy read/page turner. However, I didn't realize until I was about 7/8 of the way through that it is (I think the genre is called) Christian eschatology. I don't think I need to read any more like this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 5/12/2011

    " Not what I expected. Easy to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenton | 5/10/2011

    " not a whole lot of plot progession, and weak characters, but interesting set up for a series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 5/5/2011

    " Great read -- ending left a bit to be desired, but perhaps Rosenberg left it open for a sequel? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 5/5/2011

    " very interesting book, I liked it a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tia | 5/2/2011

    " EXCELLENT!!!!! VERY INTENSE!!!!! This was loaned to me for my NOOK and I will be purchasing this later on so that I can read it at a slower pace. I have read some of the end time books that are out there, but never one from the perspective of the Middle East. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 5/1/2011

    " Read it here first, in the newspapers later. Rosenberg has an eerie way of packaging tomorrow's events in a storyline you can read today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 TheAccidental | 4/22/2011

    " Not full of the kind of action I had dreaded in a "thriller"--much more character development, very intriguing. Fascinating explication of the framework of fundamentals of Islam. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robert | 4/6/2011

    " I anticipated a geopolitical thriller, but (at the risk of offending some) this was more of a religious fantasy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ksafford | 4/2/2011

    " Verrrry Good! Read it upon recommendation from my boss and really enjoyed it. A spy thriller set mainly in Iran with good human interest. Also, assuming it had some factual basis, some very interesting information about the Muslim religion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Case | 3/24/2011

    " Pretty substantive for a fiction book. Good foundation of Muslim eschatological beliefs wound around a pretty good storyline..... "

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About the Author
Author Joel C. Rosenberg

Joel C. Rosenberg is a writer and communications strategist. He has worked for some of the world’s most influential and provocative leaders, including Steve Forbes, Rush Limbaugh, and former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A political columnist for World magazine, his work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Times, Jerusalem Post, and Policy Review.

About the Narrator

Christopher Lane is an award-winning actor, director, and narrator. He is a three-time winner of the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration and recipient of ten AudioFile Earphones Awards.