The Last Jihad (The Last Jihad #1)
In Joel C. Rosenberg's debut novel, The Last Jihad, the plot is increasingly exciting and the Biblical prophecies are quite profound. Even thought-provoking. But the writing is mediocre and the character's are pretty flat. There are several key players, too. Or he started to develop them and then just stopped. In other places, the writing was decent, but it's never consistent. If it had been, coupled with more thorough edits throughout, I genuinely believe the book could have been a lot better. ...more
Written in 2002, The Last Jihad envisioned a world where Saddam Hussein had not only acquired the wherewithal to produce fully functional ICBMs (Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles) but was launching one against the United States. A fascinating and terrifying scenario then, it is no less relevan ...more
I cannot remember who recommended this to me, but I'm fairly certain I was told to read it because it's not the kind of book I normally check out.
I knew right away that it might not be my kind of book after seeing the rave reviews by both Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity on the back cover. Hmmmm. In spite of their warning, I forged ahead.
The Last Jihad takes place in 2011 - ten years after the the World Trade Center attacks and enough time later for the current president to have persuaded the Ame ...more
The author is from a Russian Jewish family and a devout Christian. He weaves his Christian faith and his knowledge of Jewish prophecies into the theme of his books. The narrative of this b ...more
(A Book Review of Joel Rosenberg’s The Last Jihad)
Do you still remember where and what were you doing on the fateful day of September 11, 2001?
On that historic Tuesday morning, Joel C. Rosenberg was putting the finishing touches on what will be his first novel. Written some nine months before 9/11, it opens with a chilling and ominous scene where radical Islamic terrorists hijack a jet plane on a kamikaze attack mission into an American city. But what really brought The Last Jihad t ...more
However, THE LAST JIHAD deals with a rea ...more
The reason that is important is because it was released before the U.S. invaded Iraq as a preemptive strike. So, in this book, Saddam is still alive and leading Iraq. Since the invasion of Iraq, ...more
Jon Bennett worked as a Wall Street analyst and was working on a deal that would make him into a billionaire. But, the world changed the instant the president, Jon's friend, was attacked in an assassination attempt. And then the president asked Jon to become one of his close advisors. Jon doesn't realize how completely his life changed on ...more
The POTUS has been attacked as his motorcade leaves the Denver airport. A Gulfstream G-4, first in the line waiting for clearance to land after the presidential motorcade leaves DIA. The Gulfstream is reportedly out of Canada, and goes silent after being cleared to land and instead aims directly for the president. The president survives, ...more
It tried to be, but the writing was not up to the challenge. The characters were not realistic, the dialogue was painfully bad. There was a lot of unnecessary descriptions and background that did nothing to add to the story. I found myself wishing he would get back to the suspenseful part.
He did pretty good at crafting an idea that had you wondering wha ...more
"The instruments of war are not evil....Not in and of themselves. Not unless they are in the hands of those who use them for evil. Preventing the slaught ...more
On September 11, 2001, Rosenberg was finalizing this novel in his townhouse near Dulles Airport, when the e ...more
Written in the style of Tom Clancy and just as good. Even better, it doesn't have the grisly rape scenes or drug underground.
What makes this book so incredible is the fact that it predicted major world events before they happened and that it jives so closely with world events.
The story is interesting but there are so many characters that are introduced and then dropped that I found myself having to flip back to straighten myself out. As this is Rosenberg's first book, I am hoping his characterization improves. I have heard good things ab ...more
Jon Bennett is a top Wall Street strategist turned senior White House advisor. But nothing has prepared him for the terror that he will face. Saddam Hussein dispatches his top hit men to assassinate the President of the United States. Iraqi terrorists spread carnage throughout London, Paris, and Riyadh . . . and the Butcher of Baghdad has a nuclear ace in his hand that he has not yet played.Only a solid Arab-Isreali coalition against Iraq can keep the U.S.--and other Western nations--from certai...more
Note: This is a different person than the fantasy author, Joel Rosenberg
Joel C. Rosenberg is the founder of The Joshua Fund and the New York Times best-selling author of THE LAST JIHAD (2002), THE LAST DAYS (2003), THE EZEKIEL OPTION (2005), THE COPPER SCROLL (2006), EPICENTER (2006) and DEAD HEAT (2008) with m ...more