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Title:
The Jerusalem assassin : a novel
ISBN:
9781496437846
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x, 441 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary:
With the unexpected death of Russian President Aleksandr Luganov, and Iran's efforts to acquire fully operational nuclear warheads successfully thwarted, American President Andrew Clarke decides the moment has come to unveil his comprehensive proposal to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians. However, when a series of senior American officials involved in the peace process are assassinated, Clarke orders Marcus Ryker and a team of CIA operatives to hunt down those responsible and bring the killing spree to an end. What Ryker uncovers is a chilling plot to kill the American president himself, but at first, it's unclear who is the driving force behind the plot. Is it the Russians, seeking payback for the assassination of Luganov? Is it the Iranians, in retaliation for the American operation to keep Tehran from acquiring nukes? Or is it another conspirator altogether, someone plotting to strike a blow against American hegemony in the Middle East and seize the leadership of the entire Sunni Muslim world? By the time Ryker and his team fully understand the plot and who's behind it, they find they have less than 96 hours to disrupt a terrible evil that has been set in motion. --
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"A taut, brilliant thriller ripped right from today's headlines. Joel Rosenberg is masterful! The Jerusalem Assassin is an absolute home run." -- Brad Thor , #1 New York Times bestselling author of Backlash From the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author!The enemy is invisible and moving fast. The body count is rising. And time is running out. Marcus Ryker has spent his entire career studying killers. One thing he knows for sure: a peace summit is the ultimate stage for an assassination.President Andrew Clarke is determined to announce his historic peace plan from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. But when senior American officials who support the plan begin violently dying, Clarke orders Ryker and his team of CIA operatives to hunt down those responsible and bring the killing spree to an end.When the Palestinians denounce the American plan, the Saudis signal they may be ready to forge a historic treaty with Israel. Could the Saudi king's support be the missing ingredient that will lead to peace at long last?Ryker soon uncovers a chilling plot to kill the American president. A well-resourced international alliance is dead set against the peace plan. They will stop at nothing to strike a blow against the Americans and seize leadership of the Muslim world.With all eyes on Jerusalem and the president in the crosshairs, it's up to Ryker to eliminate the terrible evil that's been set in motion. The fate of the region depends on his success. He has 48 hours.


Author Notes

Joel C. Rosenberg was born on April 17, 1967 in Rochester, New York. He received a BFA in filmmaking from Syracuse University in 1988. He writes both fiction and nonfiction books. His fiction works include The Last Jihad, The Last Days, The Copper Scroll, Dead Heat, The Twelfth Imam, The Tehran Initiative, The Auschwitz Escape, and the J. B. Collins series. The Ezekiel Option was named by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association as the Gold Medallion winner of the Best Novel of 2006. His nonfiction works include Epicenter, Inside the Revolution, and Implosion: Can America Recover from Its Economic and Spiritual Challenges in Time?.

He is also a communications strategist and has worked with Steve Forbes, Rush Limbaugh, former Israeli deputy prime minister Natan Sharansky, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He writes commentaries for National Review as well as a weekly e-mail update known as "Flash Traffic" for business and political leaders.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Bestseller Rosenberg's gripping third Marcus Ryker novel (after 2019's The Persian Gamble) finds former Secret Service agent Marcus ostensibly working for the Diplomatic Security Service, but in reality he's employed by the CIA. At a Washington, D.C., diner, Marcus is having breakfast with his new partner, Kailea Curtis, when gunfire from a nearby church propels the two agents into action. Two shooters are taken down, but Marcus's pastor and close friend, Carter Emerson, is killed. This attack is the kickoff to an intricate plot to kill a succession of top-level American officials culminating in a suicide bombing at a peace conference being held on Jerusalem's Temple Mount, where U.S. president Andrew Clarke is meeting with Israeli premier Reuven Eitan and Saudi King Faisal Mohammed Al Saud for what is being billed as the "greatest diplomatic breakthrough of the century." Never mind the familiar restoration of the Islamic Caliphate plot. Readers will tear through the final pages to see whether Marcus can once again triumph over evil. Agent: Scott Miller, Trident Media Group. (Mar.)