Dead Heat (The Last Jihad #5)
What was one of the best series out there turned into a flop of a final book to this series.
While I am not against the Christian message, to turn one of the very best dead-on series of todays world into a book I would have expected to be written by Billy Graham himself, was a huge disappointment.
I found myself turn page-after-page-after-page without doing anything but glancing to see if the religious hodgepodge had stopped.
The way this ended ranked up th ...more
"Dead Heat", in just the first chapters, opens with the nuclear bombing and annihilation of four major US cities: Washington DC, New York, Seattle, and Los Angeles where the GOP convention is jus ...more
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This series could have been a 4 or 5 star series if the Christian life and belief system was portrayed in a manner that was more believable and more ... real.
For instance, in one chapter, John Bennett is visiting Mordecia and just stops the conversation and prays. It was odd in h ...more
My thoughts were totally consumed with the story of Jon Bennett and his brush with danger and death, his losses, and the confusion brought by the strange circumstances into which he was thrown.
You can't possibly think of the government the same way after finishing a Rosenberg book!
2009 Retailer's Choice Award winner!The stage is set for war. Oil prices are surging to record highs. A new dictator is rising in Iraq. China is threatening Taiwan. North Korean forces appear ready to strike south. Israel is feverishly trying to complete the Third Temple. And in the midst of a world ready to explode, American president James MacPherson's second term is ending. Now as a fiercely contested presidential election campaign approaches, America faces its greatest threat ever . . . One
The Bad – Somewhere in the middle of the book, a van driver dies. The guy on the passenger’s side of a van can’t hit the brakes due to stuck seat belt, so has to pull the e-break instead, locking up th ...more
Last night the series came to an end for me. I stayed up through midnight to finish book 5 of Joel Rosenberg's political thriller series. Dead Heat was better than I was expecting. I had gone to amazon and read all the horrible reviews. I enjoyed this book more than books 3 and 4.
Dead Heat is not a happy book. It is very dark. Just as a small spoiler, what happens in this story occurs directly before the Rapture. (Think Left Behind)
Now, I'm not one to agree with that kind of theology but I do en ...more
Dead Heat will have you sit up straight and pay attention. The attack on the US is an effective one, done with a devastating, primarily low tech approach. Without the right leadership in office, this country will surely collapse if this scenario or something close to it is ever played out. Rest assured our enemies and those who hate us, and there are many, are reading this book with a possibl ...more
I enjoy Rosenberg's blend of Biblical references to the "Last Days" of this earth's history and his imagined social/political conditions in a fictional story that projects his view of life today. The story moves along quickly and is a "page-turner." This book follows his earlier three and can stand alone or be read in sequence with the other ...more
For me, there was too much going on. The basic story of what was going on in the states would've filled a book by itself. And I would've liked more resolution and better explanations of what was happening. Some of these stories in the other coun ...more
Disclosure: I got this book through Bookmooch.com and should apologize to the person who sent it because if I'd done my due diligence, I would not have mooched it. I plan to offer her a free book.
If you are someone who believes that we are headed for the apocalypse and most Muslims are evil and that there are many plots out there to assassinate Christian leaders, ...more
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Whether you agree with LDS doctrine or not, a good series to ...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