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The Third Target, by Joel C. Rosenberg
The terrorist Islamic State---ISIS---has attacked two governments, brutally killed opponents, and now sets its sights on a third target. Who or what? Hearing rumors that ISIS harbors chemical weapons, correspondent J.B. Collins and Mossad agent Yael Katzir work to alert the world. Can they expose the danger before ISIS unleashes its apocalyptic vision?
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Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2015
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When New York Times foreign correspondent J. B. Collins hears rumors that an al-Qaeda splinter cellISIShas captured a cache of chemical weapons inside Syria, he knows this is a story he must pursue at all costs. Does the commander of the jihadist faction really have weapons of mass destruction? If so, who is the intended target? The U.S.? Israel? Or someone else? With tensions already high, the impending visit of the American president to the region could prove to be the spark that sets off an explosion of horrendous proportions. Knowing that terrorist forces are already trying to bring down two Arab governments in the regionIraq and Syriacan Collins uncover the truth before its too late? Or will the terrorists succeed in setting their sights on the third target and achieving genocide?
Angela BycroftOwhango, New ZealandAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5My Heart is still Pounding . . .January 11, 2016Angela BycroftOwhango, New ZealandAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5My heart hasnt stopped pounding. . .
It takes a special book to grab your attention in this fast paced world we live in and insist that any other menial task must be put to on side until it is finished. But the Third Target can be blamed for doing just that. After a solid if slightly slower start for a thriller - the action top gear and never dropped off the pace until the last page and without giving out spoilers, beyond!!
J B Collins is a prestigious correspondent for the New York Times and while used to reporting in some pretty hairy situations, noting has prepared him for a harrowing trip over the boarder of Syria to interview one of the leaders of the much feared and ruthless ISIS. Has the Terrorist organisation obtained chemical weapons and what is their next target?
The story moves around many of the Middle East countries that have become household names in the last few years thanks to the emergence of Islamic State (ISIS) and their murderous and sickening acts. The story at times feels like reading a non fiction account by a journalist just arrived back from this volatile area of the world. And it could well be ripped from headlines to come.
The ending is both unbelievably tense and riveting, but also terrifyingly possible. And the ending is about as cliffhanger as a book can deliver. Thank goodness the sequel is already available as if I had read this without the ability to jump into the continuing story, it would have been much harder to get to sleep at night. Forget intense television serial drama, this will get the blood pumping and adrenaline surging. Take a deep breath . . . .
lcjohnson1988IndianaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5heart grabbing suspenseJanuary 3, 2016lcjohnson1988IndianaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I knew that before I read the latest Joel Rosenberg installment in the J. B. Collins series, The First Hostage, I had to reread The Third Target. While it is true that part of the reason for doing so was due to the fact I read tons of books a year, it is equally true that the story inside this series is multilayered. The action and tension in the book are unending while readers also try to figure out if there is someone on either side of those for good or evil who may not be who they appear to be at first glance.
J. B. Collins is a journalist who has an insatiable thirst for adventure. He is attempting to run away from facing his lack of a spiritual walk with the Lord. J. B. learned a lot of his craft as a journalist in the Middle East at his grandfathers knee. Times now are more dangerous than ever and there are those who dont want J. B. revealing what he learns to the world. Why? Evil men wish to attack their targets unaware and therefore unprepared.
If memory serves me correctly, one reason Rosenberg is writing the series is to inform people via fiction of events that are a touch of the reality he sees and knows. Rosenberg realizes he can reach many more people with the truth of current events and the gospel through stories rather than in a lecture format. For me, it is easier to read and learn than to listen; I am not an audio learner.
Both The Third Target and its sequel The First Hostage are inextricably connected and need to be read in order. The Third Target ends on cliffhanger that caught me off guard the first time I read the book. Now I am ready to delve into The First Hostage to once again see how J. B. Collins is not just following a story, but is also part of the story in the articles he is writing. Plus I want to see if J. B. is yet at a point where he sees that without Jesus Christ he isnt ready for eternity. So grab something warm to drink, climb under a blanket and lose yourself in the adventure which is unlike any adventure you have ever been on before!
marije5 Stars Out Of 5The Third TargetNovember 13, 2015marijeQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Thought provoking - enjoyable series. Looking forward to the next book!
Barbara Faig5 Stars Out Of 5New followerAugust 22, 2015Barbara FaigQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5My first Joel Rosenberg novel and I am not disappointed. Surprises around every corner and an unexpected ending. Now I am waiting for the new release of his next novel "The First Hostage" to read the rest of the story!
JoshKentuckyAge: 25-34Gender: Male5 Stars Out Of 5My first, but not my last!June 8, 2015JoshKentuckyAge: 25-34Gender: MaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is the first book i've ever read by the author, and man what a thriller! I absolutely enjoyed the entire thing from start to finish. Talk about excitement, suspense, and a page turner, this is it! Hope to see a Part 2!!!