The Persian Gamble by Joel C. Rosenberg
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
When reviewing one of Joel Rosenberg’s books, I can almost cut and paste previous reviews and just change the title, because much of the same things apply – it’s a political thriller, a page turner, action-packed, interesting characters, etc.
Joel Rosenberg is an author who has an immense understanding of the geo-political landscape and it comes out in his novels.
Marcus Ryker is his latest character and “The Persian Gamble” is the second book in a series which features this character.
Rosenberg has a penchant for creating characters who are both real and conflicted. Rosenberg gives you all the back story to help you understand what makes his characters tick and where their faults come from.
Beyond the characters, Rosenberg has a high command of world events and he has an amazing ability to weave these events and political regimes into his stories.
So even though Russia, Iran, North Korea and the United States are all real countries led by fictional characters, it’s amazing how much those fictional characters actually resemble the real-life leaders of those countries.
As I’ve noted in previous reviews, Rosenberg’s faith often comes out in his novels and in his characters but it’s not overly preachy.
Don’t read this book if you’re limited on time because once you get started, you won’t be able to put the book down!