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The Twelfth Imam by Joel C. Rosenberg
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Dec 03, 10


If you are familiar with Joel Rosenberg, than you know his novels can be somewhat prophetic. In The Twelfth Imam, Rosenberg's latest offering, the author has done a remarkable job of taking current news and creating a plausible story that is once again, all too prophetic.

It starts during the Iran hostage crisis back in the 70's and follows real news events, mixed in with fiction, leading up to a future point in time, which in this reviewers opinion could be now. In this new series, CIA operative David Shirazi, is sent into Tehran with one objective: use all means necessary to disrupt Iran’s nuclear weapons program—without leaving American fingerprints and without triggering a regional war. Along the way, he comes to question his Muslim faith and then incredible things start to happen. The Twelfth Imam has appeared and the stage is set for a show down between Israel and Iran. But who will launch the first strike that will start WWIII?
Two things that popped out at me while reading this book:

1. If any extremist Muslims read it, Joel will be needing protection.
2. This book is probably closer to reality than fiction.

I highly encourage you to give it a read. You won't be disappointed.
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