Author- Joel C. Rosenburg
‘The Twelfth Imam’ by Joel C. Rosenburg is a completely different and out of the box book in my collection till date .This book is thick and extended in size as compared to other books and quite a heavy rather I call strong reading pack.
As the blurb goes-‘ Tensions are rising in the Middle East. Iran’s president vows to annihilate the United States and Israel. Israel’s prime minister says someone must hit Iran’s nuclear sites before it’s too late. The American president warns against a preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities and says negotiations are the key to finding peace.
And amid it all, rumors are swirling throughout
the region of a mysterious religious cleric claiming to be the Islamic messiah known as the Mahdi or the Twelfth Imam. Word of his miracles, healings, signs, and wonders is spreading like wildfire.
CIA operative David Shirazi was born for this moment. He is recruited and sent into Tehran with one objective: use all means necessary to disrupt Iran’s nuclear weapons program, without leaving American fingerprints and without triggering an apocalyptic new war. But time is running out.’
First of all the blurb seemed enticing to me and that is what made me to go through this book.At first I thought that I would take a week or more to complete this 480+ paged book.But I was wrong.Author’s plain and exquisite writing style held my attention and the way content is up to the mark made me hooked to this book.
Where today most of the authors try their hands in love stories.Author Joel C. Rosenburg tried his hand on a rare thing.It’s an elegant fictional work making the base as religion.Characters are well potrayed and author has done justice with them.Narration is compact and balanced throughout.I was shocked to see how I so easily completed such a thick book that too in a very short span of time.Author definitely has the power to make his readers hooked to his book.
I’ve seen people who just don’t like to talk about religion and even don’t bother to dwell in it.If you are one of them then don’t go through this book.But if you wish to experiment something different and wants to feed your mind a completely different recipe then this is a must read book for you.
Reviewed by Shweta Kesari