J.B. Collins is the top national security correspondent for the New York Times with a topnotch reputation for getting the facts others miss, but the challenge in this new release from Tyndale House is how to convince the President of the United States.
The Middle East is in chaos. The Israeli prime minister is dead and Amman, Jordan is in ruins as ISIS continues to escalate their attacks across the world. President Taylor knows that and has seen their tactics up close and personal when he came under attack and nearly lost his life when he was abducted in the Middle East. Even so, he continues to tell the American people ISIS is being defeated.
J.B. was the one who interviewed the head of ISIS while that man was in prison. He knows his voice, his face, his plans to destroy not only the Middle East, but also the United States in attacks worse than those of 9/11. J.B. fears the worst is ahead based on his firsthand knowledge from his interview and the certainty there are jihadist cells already plotting the attacks within the United States and that chemical weapons are likely to be used.
As J.B. waits to meet with President Taylor before he speaks to a joint session of Congress and honors J.B. for his work, he feels an urgency to persuade the President the worst is coming and he must act swiftly and decisively to protect the people of the United States. He is confounded by the unwillingness of the President to acknowledge the truth and tell the American people the truth as well.
For as much as J.B. fears, what he doesn’t know is that things are worse than he anticipates and despite all the warnings the President has received, he still insists on a different narrative, a false one. That narrative will leave the United States vulnerable and Middle East allies at a loss. Time has run out.
This gripping novel sounds like it has been pulled from present day headlines and will immediately catch you up in this powerful story written by Joel Rosenberg, New York Times best selling author. The intrigue will keep the pages turning with no certainty of how it will all end until the final few pages.
I would love to tell you more about the story line, J.B.’s character, how his brother, Matt, fits into J.B.’s final chapter, but I don’t want to spoil the story. You will want to check this all out for yourself.
To comply with new regulations introduced by the Federal Trade Commission, Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my review.