The Twelfth Imam

The Twelfth Imam

Book - 2010
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2011 Retailers Choice Award winner! As the apocalyptic leaders of Iran call for the annihilation of Israel and the U.S., 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. At extreme personal risk, Shirazi executes his plan.A native Farsi speaker whose family escaped from Iran in 1979, he couldn't be better prepared for the mission. But none of his training has prepared Shirazi for what will happen next. An obscure religious cleric is suddenly hailed throughout the region as the Islamic messiah known as the Mahdi or the Twelfth Imam. News of his miracles, healings, signs, and wonders spreads like wildfire, as do rumors of a new and horrific war. With the prophecy of the Twelfth Imam seemingly fulfilled, Iran's military prepares to strike Israel and bring about the End of Days. Shirazi must take action to save his country and the world, but the clock is ticking.
Publisher: Carol Stream, Ill. : Tyndale House Publishers, c2010.
ISBN: 9781414311630
Characteristics: viii, 490 p. ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: 12th Imam


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Oct 20, 2016

Although the storyline picked up towards the end I have only one word for this book . . . b-o-r-i-n-g !!!

Jun 21, 2015

This series is an excellent read and I would recommend this to all readers. I have read all three books and it is an eye opener.

libbyo4 Aug 26, 2014

I give!! I am on page193 and can not waste any more of my life trying to keep the story line straight. Although,I feel that this book, so far could be written in today setting,the author takes too long to tell the tale.

Aug 02, 2014

Didn't like at all - religious views I've heard before. Everyone's own god is the only god....

1josephbrookhim Mar 05, 2014

Is this book "the twelfth imam" one 488 pages book? The ending sounds too sudden and I was thinking whether there is a second volume to the book.

blessed17 Aug 11, 2013

Thought the book was a great action thriller with a realistic scenario. There are overt Christian messages in the book - but they fit with and are necessary to the plot line. Anyone who has been witnessed to by a Christian understands the Gospel is, by definition, overt. The Iran situation and the Twelver Shia Islam elements were well researched and fascinating. I never thought of the possibility that the Twelfth Imam could be connected to the End Times.

Mar 14, 2013

This novel is very similar to Tehran Initiative; while this novel sets up the action for Tehran Initiative the Tehran Initiative completes this story. I found that this novel does get bogged down at times with thoughts, feelings, explanations, synopsis of articles. Perhaps with some editing these two titles, Twelfth Imam and Tehran Initiative, could have been amalgamated or published as 2 shorter novels. Story is still topical.

Jul 31, 2012

A colleague recommended this story to me because I mentioned that I liked Raymond Khoury. It's a well-written story and pretty action-packed. However, I could not get past the overt Christian overtones. I've heard subtler messages from Pentacostal preachers! I'll read the next one (Tehran Initiative) just because the story is entertaining, but pick this one up with a grain of salt.

Jason Wheelock May 01, 2012

Great book.. read it several months ago but only now returning to review. Had me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. My only complaint is the end in that it sets itself up for a follow up. Hoping there is one..

wearejoyful Apr 29, 2012

This was the first book I have read by Rosenberg and I enjoyed it. I was a little concerned in the beginning I would have a hard time following the story with all the middle eastern cities/names but that wasn't the case at all!

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