Author: Joel Rosenberg
Genre: Adventure (specifically, a political thriller J)
Series: Well, having read four of the five books, I think this series is simply called The Last Jihad series. As you may know, I read them entirely out of order, this one not excluded. Apparently it’s a five book series, and this is the final one. The books are: 1. The Last Jihad. 2. The Last Days. 3. The Ezekiel Option. 4. The Copper Scroll. 5. Dead Heat. I read them in this order, quite confusing myself: 4, 2, 3, 5, and going to read 1 soon. Do try to read in order. :P Unlike me.
Number in series: 5th
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 9
Number of pages: 400
Time period: Future
Passage from book: It was going to be bloody, but it could be done, if they moved fast.
My overall opinion: WOW. When I finished this book, that was all I could say. It was riveting, and terribly frightening. Joel Rosenberg bases his books (or at least, some of them, including this one) on the end times prophecies in the Bible. I believe they are similar to the Left Behind series, but not having read that, I’m not sure. This book was amazing. I agree with the opening sentences of Rosenberg’s foreword: “I pray to God the novel you hold in your hands never comes true. Certainly not as written.” This is an astounding book that I do recommend. Read the others first.
Incidentally, my favorites were 3 and 4, and this one was good too, if scary…this could really happen!