Friday, March 8, 2013

Joel Rosenberg - Damascus Countdown (Tyndale House Publishing)

Is author Joel Rosenberg a modern day Nostradamus, able to accurately predict the future before it happens? If you are a fan of his work and have followed his books you know that he has an almost uncanny ability to target world events by offering in fictional accounts previews of what is to come

That ability coupled with his skill in crafting well written and engrossing books has made him a regular visitor to the bestsellers list. In his latest entry, The Damascus Countdown, Rosenberg continues the story arc of David Shirazi, has he plays beat the clock in a harrowing race to hunt down a pair of nuclear warheads, gone missing from Iran’s arsenal.

Rosenberg’s writing has a ripped from today’s headlines quality that lends to the authentic feel of the writing. He mixes the right amount of back story between the action segments to give depth and avoid coming off like some cheap, slam bang, car chase movie.

While Rosenberg’s day job as a communications advisor in Washington, DC has allowed him to rub elbows with many world leaders; while I am not certain how much access he has had to the corridors of power, the detail of his writing takes on a very realistic, been there done that quality. Here’s hoping he remains a successful author and not a prescient predictor of things to come.

A complimentary copy of Damascus Countdown was provided to me by Tyndale publishers. All opinions and comments regarding the book are my own, and have not been influenced in any way.

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