Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | October 30, 2011

Today’s fiction is tomorrow’s headline news

“The Tehran Initiative” is a fast-paced, hard-to-put-down thriller that will keep your fingers on the edge of the page ready to see what happens next.  The book begins with an Iranian plot to assassinate the Prime Minister of Israel, the President of the United States and the President of Egypt.  The President of the U.S. then sends a top official to Israel to coerce the Prime Minister not to launch a preemptive strike against Iran. The attempt is successful in killing the President of Egypt and seriously wounding the President of the United States and the Israeli Prime Minister. In an uncanny twist of events, several months ago, the United States foiled an Iranian plot to assassinate officials from Israel and Saudi Arabia and then sent a top U.S. Official to Israel to ask them not to launch a preemptive strike against Iran.


CIA operative David Shirazi, aka Reza Tabrizi, has his hands full as he tries to juggle his personal and professional lives, one as a loyal son and the other as an undercover agent trying to link Iran with the acquisition and building of nuclear weapons.  Trying to stay one step ahead, Shirazi must also decide between atheism and faith in God.  As he struggles with his faith, he also struggles with his questionable actions to save himself and the world.

Joel Rosenberg suggests the goal of the Islamists is to usher in the appearance of the Twelfth Imam who they consider to be the messiah.  A growing theme among many Muslims, according to Rosenberg, is to build a global Islamic empire, or a “caliphate,” which is why it is imperative that they totally annihilate Israel and the United States.  Click here to see a video discussion with Joel Rosenberg.

Why write about anything else when you can write a political thriller based on biblical prophecy and current world events?  Rosenberg, bestselling author of riveting political thrillers, studies prophecy, travels extensively throughout the Middle East and listens to world leaders and influencers which have helped him create undoubtedly the most thought-provoking and frightening story lines ever written.

I encourage you to read “The Tehran Initiative” as well as the other books Rosenberg has written.  Click here to find a listing.  The next book, “The Damascus Countdown,” will follow, but as yet does not have a publication date.   Also, click here to check out his website which also has a link to his blog.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers, as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”



  1. Excellent review, as always. You are the one who introduced me to Joel Rosenberg, for which I will always be grateful! Can’t wait to get this book!

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