A note from a reader
Dear Joel Rosenberg,
I just finished reading your latest novel, The Third Target and I have a complaint. But before I get to that complaint, I’ll tell you what I loved about the book.
People have told me for years that when they read one of your novels that it’s like reading a newspaper or watching the news because the events in your book freakishly mirror what’s happening in our world. I totally found that to be true in The Third Target. I think that’s a testimony to the amount of research you do and the levels you go to in order to present clear facts throughout your story. Well done.
I didn’t expect to learn so much about world events as I did while reading this novel. Before opening to page one, I thought I had a pretty good understanding of all that’s going on with ISIS, al Qaeda, Palenstine, etc. But after completing the novel I have a much better handle on exactly who these groups are and the biblical significance of the timing and locations of these events. It always blows my mind to see how Scripture is being fulfilled more than 2,000 years after it was written. What an amazing God we have.
Now. My complaint.
I don’t think I have ever reached the last page of a novel only to be met with the mother of all cliff hangers. Really? You left us hanging like that? Do you have no love for your reader? The mental anguish you are inflicting on your readers is totally uncalled for. I literally stared at the last page for several seconds because I was in such disbelief that you, a fine, well respected author, would do this to us.
But alas, you did.
So, let the wait for the next book commence. Hopefully by the time it comes out, I’ll be over the shock of the cliff hanger. And in the meantime, I’ll be hard at work telling people about your latest best seller.
Rachel at LifeWay Christian Stores (and a fan)
When New York Times foreign correspondent J. B. Collins hears rumors that an al-Qaeda splinter cell—ISIS—has captured a cache of chemical weapons inside Syria, Collins knows this is a story he must pursue at all costs. Does the commander of the jihadist faction really have the weapons? If so, who is the intended target? The U.S.? Israel? Or someone else? With tensions already high, the impending visit of the American president to the region could prove to be the spark that sets off an explosion of horrendous proportions. Knowing that terrorist forces are already trying to bring down two Arab governments in the region—Iraq and Syria—can Collins uncover the truth before it’s too late? Or will the terrorists succeed in setting their sights on the third target and achieving genocide?