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Title:
The Persian gamble
Title:
The Persian gamble
Publisher Info:
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2019]
Physical Description:
xi, 424 pages ; 24 cm
Abstract:
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Kremlin Conspiracy comes this latest international thriller about a terrifying nuclear alliance among three world powers--Russia, Iran, and North Korea--and the man who must halt their deadly strategy. Shot out of the air in enemy territory in the middle of the greatest international crisis since the end of the Cold War, former U.S. Secret Service agent Marcus Ryker finds himself facing an impossible task. Not only does he have to somehow elude detection and capture by Russian special forces, but he must convince his own government to grant safe harbor to the one man responsible for the global mayhem--Russian double agent and assassin Oleg Kraskin. While frantically negotiating with his contacts in the White House, Marcus learns that the unstable North Korean regime plans to use the international chaos as a smokescreen to sell nuclear weapons to Iran. With the fate of the entire free world on the line, Marcus makes a deal with the U.S. government--he will go back to work as an international operative and track down the WMDs before they end up in the hands of those with the determination and the means to use them. Marcus and Oleg worked together once before to avert a world war. Can they now find a way to stop world destruction?

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Summary

Summary

What if the Iranians use the $150 billion they received from the West in the flawed Iran nuclear deal to secretly purchase warheads from North Korea? From the New York Times bestselling author of The Kremlin Conspiracy comes this latest international thriller about a terrifying nuclear alliance among three world powers―Russia, Iran, and North Korea―and the man who must halt their deadly strategy.Shot out of the air in enemy territory in the middle of the greatest international crisis since the end of the Cold War, former U.S. Secret Service agent Marcus Ryker finds himself facing an impossible task. Not only does he have to somehow elude detection and capture by Russian special forces, but he must convince his own government to grant safe harbor to the one man responsible for the global mayhem―Russian double agent and assassin Oleg Kraskin. While frantically negotiating with his contacts in the White House, Marcus learns that the unstable North Korean regime plans to use the international chaos as a smokescreen to sell nuclear weapons to Iran. With the fate of the entire free world on the line, Marcus makes a deal with the U.S. government―he will go back to work as an international operative and track down the WMDs before they end up in the hands of those with the determination and the means to use them. Marcus and Oleg worked together once before to avert a world war. Can they now find a way to stop world destruction?


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

In bestseller Rosenberg's solid sequel to 2018's The Kremlin Conspiracy, Oleg Kraskin, a former corporate lawyer who's now a senior aide to his father-in-law, President Aleksandr Ivanovich Luganov of the Russian Federation, has given former Secret Service agent Marcus Ryker highly classified information-the war plan for the imminent invasion of NATO nations Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Eager to prevent a war that's sure to spread worldwide, Oleg decides he must take desperate measures to stop Luganov. Meanwhile, the Russians and the North Koreans, who have developed a ballistic missile that can reach America, sign a mutual defense pact. The North Koreans, who have pretended to give up their nuclear arsenal, are also secretly planning to sell missiles to Iran. Marcus joins Oleg in Russia, and the two of them end up going on the run with the Moscow CIA station chief, Jenny Morris. Their dash across Russia provides the book's most exciting moments, but Rosenberg also handles multiple subplots well, the search for Iranian missiles among them. Shelve this average example of the genre right in the middle of similarly themed thrillers. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.