The Twelfth Imam

  • by Joel C. Rosenberg
  • Narrated by Christopher Lane
  • 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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“Ripped from the headlines — next year’s headlines.” (Washington Times)

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Very thought provoking and entertaining!

This book takes you behind the scenes into the evil workings of Iran and radical Islamic Terrorist. It helps to bring into focus the reason why terrorist desire to bring the world into complete chaos, and their ultimate purpose to encourage the return of the 12th Imam. The author does a great job of entertaining while educating the reader on the subject at hand.
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Captivating, Provoking, an IPod Turner

I'm biased entering the download. Former missionary in a Muslim country. I get what few "get" in a PC environment about Islam's sense of world order. Also an author with a critical eye for others' works, the kind I wish I had for mine. Ten-hour trip to see the grandkids. We started the story and the trip. Both entwined, along with our personal history...and our fears about the little-known agenda of virtually all Muslim clerics. Potty breaks and meal stops shortened indicate how Rosenberg AND Lane captured us in the story.

OK, to substance. Mostly realistic dialog. Leaps necessary in the half-length version left moments of impractical tracking in realism in the CIA side of the story. Excellent, sometimes surprising, sub-plots with a nice weave together at the end. Knowledge of Koran, Islam, and the miopic focus of many of their followers is thoughtfully, accurately developed. All told, however, this listen would not have been the IPod page-turner without Lane's amazing crew of voices (surely those were not the inflections, tones, voices and genders of one man!). Josephson and Lane have us looking for the sequel in time for the trip home.
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- Carolyn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-19-2010
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio