Book 3 in the bestselling 5-book thriller series that has sold over 1.2 million copies!
“If you only read one novel this year, this is it. The Ezekiel Option is brilliantly conceived. . . . Like an episode of 24 with a supernatural twist.”
—Rush Limbaugh, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“The Ezekiel Option is an exciting, action-packed thriller based on one of the most important end times prophecies.”
—Tim LaHaye, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Left Behind series
“His novels . . . seem to be ripped from the headlines—next year’s headlines.”
What if the end is closer than you think?
Saddam Hussein is gone. Yasser Arafat is dead. An American president is trying to spread freedom and democracy throughout the Middle East. But suddenly new evils loom on the horizon. A dictator is rising in Russia. Iran is feverishly building nuclear weapons.
A new Axis of Evil is emerging, led by Moscow and Tehran. And Jon Bennett and Erin McCoy―two senior White House advisors―find themselves facing the most chilling question of their lives: Is the world rushing to the brink of an apocalypse prophesied more than 2,500 years ago?
Tyndale House hopes to repeat its megasuccess with Left Behind by signing Rosenberg, an evangelical Christian from an Orthodox Jewish background, for a third apocalyptic novel. Rosenberg sets his events several years after 9/11 and picks up the plot line from his The Last Days. A coup in Russia may have left beautiful CIA agent Erin McCoy dead, even as her fianc , presidential adviser Jon Bennett, watches his "Oil for Peace" initiative fall apart. As Russia prepares for war, Israel faces annihilation and Babylon regains its original splendor, Dr. Eliezer Mordechai, former head of the Mossad and now a Christian, reflects, "The Scriptures were coming alive." He prepares a 37-page Bible-based brief known as "The Ezekiel Option," which postulates that supernatural powers will eliminate Israel's enemies. The number of exploding vehicles and dead bodies will have a "been there, done that" feel to readers of previous Rosenberg novels, but the story turns aggressively Christian, incorporating lengthy references to scriptural prophecy and the Antichrist, as well as conversion scenes. There's some heavy violence, including a beating, an elderly woman run over by a tank and a severed finger, but the book is better written and more complex than Left Behind, to which it will inevitably be compared.