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ANNOUNCEMENT: “The First Hostage,” my next novel, releases Dec. 29th. (Here’s an exclusive sneak preview of a thriller about a devastating ISIS attack and the failure of an American President.)

In Uncategorized on August 4, 2015 at 12:02 am
Pre-order today. Releases on December 29th, 2015.

Pre-order today. Releases on December 29th, 2015.

(Denver, Colorado) — “The President is missing….”

With these words, New York Times journalist J. B. Collins — reporting from the scene of a devastating attack by ISIS terrorists in Amman, Jordan — puts the entire world on high alert. The leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority are critically injured. Jordan’s king is fighting for his life. And the American president is missing and presumed captured by the forces of the Islamic States.

As the U.S. government faces a constitutional crisis and Jordan battles for its very existence, Collins must do his best to keep the world informed while working to convince the FBI that his stories are not responsible for the terror attack on the Jordanian capital. And ISIS still has chemical weapons and the intent to commit genocide and establish the caliphate in keeping with their Shia Islamic eschatology.

Struggling to clear his name, Collins — and the Secret Service — try frantically to locate and rescue the leader of the free world before ISIS’s threats become a catastrophic reality.

That’s a quick snapshot of my next book about a devastating ISIS attack and the failure of an American President to comprehend, contain or crush such a great and terrible evil.

On December 29th, THE FIRST HOSTAGE — the high-speed, high-stakes sequel to The Third Target releases nationwide in hardcover, e-book and on audio. It’s the second novel in the J.B. Collins series, and it picks up the action six seconds after the first thriller leaves off with its cliff-hanger ending.

I’ll share more about the novel as we get closer to the publication date. For now, thanks so much to all of you who have been emailing, Tweeting and writing me messages on Facebook asking about this next book. I wrote it in Israel this winter and spring, recently finished editing it, and can’t wait for it to be released. But as always, I just hope and pray none of it really comes to pass.


To pre-order online for delivery December 29th, please click here.



Why exactly is the Iran nuclear deal so dangerous? I’ll address this in detail in Denver on August 6th. (Please register to attend)

In Uncategorized on August 3, 2015 at 11:57 pm
Join us in Denver on Thursday evening, August 6th -- register today, or at the door.

Join us in Denver on Thursday evening, August 6th — register today, or at the door.

>> REGISTER TODAY for this event on Thursday, August 6th, in Denver.

(Denver, Colorado) —  With events moving so rapidly in Israel and the Islamic world — and a serious and growing rupture between the Obama administration and the government of Israel — it is vital that we truly understand the times, and the future, from a Biblical perspective.

On Thursday evening, August 6th, I’ll be speaking on these issues in the Denver, Colorado area. The topic of my address will be, “Israel, Iran & ISIS — What’s Next?”

I know Fox News is hosting two presidential debates that night. But I hope you will join us anyway. Fox will replay the debates later that night, if you’re interested. You can also watch the debates online the next day or over the weekend. (That’s how I will watch them.) And remember: there will be many more debates to come before the presidential caucuses and primaries begin next February.

The occasion will be the annual fundraising event for Ministry Architecture, Inc. This is the ministry that my parents (Len and Mary Rosenberg) started around 15 years ago. It provides architectural services at no charge to evangelical Christian ministries operating in developing countries who need orphanages, training centers, medical missionary hospitals, and other facilities to show and share the love of Jesus. Before I speak, my folks will share a bit about the exciting work God is doing through this ministry in various parties of the world, including Africa and Asia. Then I will discuss the latest developments in the epicenter. I’m especially looking forward to your questions as that is my favorite part of the evening.

The event will take place at Calvary Chapel South Denver in Littleton, Colorado, from 7:00pm to 9:15pm. Doors will open at 6:15pm. A contribution of $25 per person is requested to help support Ministry Architecture. Contributions are tax deductible. Registration is required, and you can register at You can also register at the door that evening — just come early and allow extra time.

Please join us — I hope to see you there and look forward to answering your questions.


How would Israel launch a preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear program and what might be the blowback? Novel series explores chilling scenario. (Limited time special offer: each novel only $5)

In Uncategorized on July 27, 2015 at 9:48 pm

WeeklyDeal-graphic(Denver, Colorado) — What if an American President fundamentally miscalculated and inadvertently allowed Iran to build not just a single nuclear warhead but a small arsenal of nuclear missiles?

What if an Iranian leader — driven by his Shia End Times theology — believed that the only way to hasten the coming of the Islamic messiah (known as the Twelfth Imam), establish a global caliphate and bring about the End of Days was to launch nuclear attacks to annihilate Israel (the “little Satan”) and the U.S. (the “great Satan”).

What if an American President then tried to pressure an Israeli Prime Minister not to launch a preemptive military strike on Iran’s nuclear program, but the Prime Minister decided to order the attack anyway? What might such an attack look like? How might it unfold? And what might be the blowback? Would Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas rain missiles down on the Jewish State, and unleash waves of suicide bombers against Israel and her allies? How would Israel counter such a retaliatory strike?

These are the questions I explored in a trilogy of political thrillers several years ago, starting with The Twelfth Imam, continuing with The Tehran Initiative, and concluding with Damascus Countdown.

If you have never read the series before, I’d encourage you to read them this summer and encourage your family and friends to read them, too. For a limited time, you can order the novels directly from my publisher, Tyndale, for just $5 each. And there are big discounts for bulk orders. To learn more — or to order directly — please click here.

I wish I could say the novels were merely fictional speculation on a highly unlikely scenario. But the events of the past few weeks have, I’m afraid, increased the possibility that such an Israeli first strike on Iran’s nuclear program could actually happen. Consider the following:

One of the key questions — in the novel series, and now in real life — is whether the CIA would really know if and when and where Iran began building nuclear warheads, and could they discover such developments early enough for the U.S. to act decisively to neutralize the Iranian threat?

And if the U.S. didn’t detect an Iranian nuclear breakout — or did but wouldn’t take decisive action — would Israel?

Given the disturbing trend lines in the Middle East right now, I hope you’ll find this trilogy of novels both riveting and informative.




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