Damascus Countdown  -     By: Joel C. Rosenberg
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Tyndale House / 2013 / Paperback

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All eyes are on the Middle East. Israel has successfully launched a first strike on Iran, taking out all of their nuclear sites and six of their nuclear warheads-and causing The Twelfth Imam to order a full-scale retaliation. US President William Jackson threatens to support a UN Security Council resolution condemning the Jewish State for unprovoked and unwarranted acts of aggression.Meanwhile, CIA operative David Shirazi has infiltrated the Iranian regime and intercepted information 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 missile strikes on Iran but also from the increasingly hostile and suspicious governments of multiple countries, David and his team are in a race against time to find the remaining nuclear warheads before disaster strikes.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1414319711
ISBN-13: 9781414319711
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Series: Twelfth Imam

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All eyes are on the Middle East. Israel has successfully launched a first strike on Iran, taking out all of their nuclear sites and six of their nuclear warheads—and causing The Twelfth Imam to order a full-scale retaliation. U.S. President William Jackson threatens to support a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning the Jewish State for unprovoked and unwarranted acts of aggression.

Meanwhile, CIA operative David Shirazi has infiltrated the Iranian regime and intercepted information 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 missile strikes on Iran but also from the increasingly hostile and suspicious governments of multiple countries, David and his team are in a race against time to find the remaining nuclear warheads before disaster strikes.

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  1. Ruth
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Damascus Countdown
    August 27, 2014
    Ruth
    A page turner, and hard to lay down. Very good read.
  2. McGuiremama
    Colorado
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Real world story makes you think
    August 7, 2014
    McGuiremama
    Colorado
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    I've rarely read a book with such realistic situations portrayed for the Christian in today's world. I had only put this down for a week when I was reading a shocking article about mass killings of Christians in Iraq while the world is distracted with what is happening in Gaza. It had an almost erie feeling to it as it echoes one of the sub-stories in the book related to Syria. Needless to say, it was fascinating to get a perspective on the end-times prophecies of the Bible. The only reason I'm giving it four stars instead of five is that I was missing a few components, having not read the previous books related to this series. But, I will definitely search those out now!
  3. Karen
    Norfolk, VA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    An exciting story!
    July 27, 2014
    Karen
    Norfolk, VA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Damascus Countdown is a fictionalized account of a war between Israel and much of the rest of the Middle East, which has banded together to form an alliance called the Caliphate. Eerily, it could very well be telling the story of todays conflict as much as a fictional future conflict, as it deals with the issues of the justice of preemptive strikes and civilian injuries and casualties, and the reaction of non-involved countries and their dilemma of joining a war thats not their own. But when a significant part of the world is at war, can any other caring nation claim to be noninvolved?

    This is the 3rd and final installment of series of international thrillers by this author, but I had no difficulty jumping in at the end and understanding the story. There are about a half-dozen storylines, one from each country, running simultaneously, but they are well headlined to avoid confusion. The characters were wonderfully detailed, even in brief scenarios, so that they were very relatable (in some places, in a detestable way). This was a compelling, hard-to-put-down read that kept me on the edge of my seat to the very end. A must-read!
  4. Amy C
    VA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Damascus Countdown
    July 27, 2014
    Amy C
    VA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    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.
  5. Vivian
    Birmingham, AL
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent reading!
    July 23, 2014
    Vivian
    Birmingham, AL
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Damascus Countdown was the first of Joel Rosenberg's books I have read. I was impressed with the relevance of his story as he wrote of end time events involving Israel, Iran, Syria, the USA, CIA, and top scientists as well as Islamic religious leaders. This is an intriguing and suspenseful novel as the threat of nuclear war is being posed against Israel. A key character, David Shirazi, works tirelessly with his team to locate missing nuclear warheads to hopefully avoid their devastating use. He seeks to thwart the plans of the enemy and gain information by infiltrating their inner circles as one of them. He has times of failure when he and his team are getting nowhere; his contacts in the inner circle fail to respond; all seems futile. The agencies of espionage in Israel and the USA work continuously to gather information to help and protect their agents. The blind faith of those who look for Islam's messiah in the Mahdi is portrayed as they stop at nothing to succeed. The coldhearted executions that take place when someone is suspected of being a traitor is quite unsettling. Then the counter to this is the great faith in the true Messiah, Jesus Christ. Many of the characters are faithful followers of Him. There are many testimonies to Him and His saving grace; witness made to those who need Him who are facing certain death. The personal side of David's life and others is also portrayed as Rosenberg shares the emotional ties to family and friends; and one special lady in particular. Timing is everything for all the events and the story holds your attention aptly. Also it unfolds with great attention to detail as the attacks/battles of the war are described. A great read! Amazing how it ties in with our current history as Israel is in the center of our news today. A very probable story, indeed.
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