The Third Target

The Third TargetAuthor: Joel C. Rosenberg

Series: J.B. Collins #1

Publisher: Tyndale

Release Date: February 6, 2015

Rating: 5 Stars

Reviewer: Jessica Higgins

ISIS is growing fast and we have no idea where they will strike next, or do we?

J. B. Collins is a very successful foreign war correspondent working for the New York Times. He followed in the footsteps of his grandfather who did some pretty foolish things. However, J.B. may have just trumped anything his grandfather could have ever done by taking an invitation to meet in person with one of the leaders of ISIS in Syria. Already a torn country ravaged by its civil war, Syria has become a stronghold for many followers of the Al-Qaeda split off and are very dangerous.  J. B. gets his interview and manages to safely get away, but not before he can confirm that ISIS has procured chemical weapons.  But will his interview put a target on his back once his story goes public?  Or will ISIS keep him around as long as they can use him?

Rosenberg is well known for his end times novels and this is no exception. He keeps the novel on a fast pace with lots of action in a very realistic current events setting.  J.B. embodies everything that Rosenberg typically has for a main character.  He is successful.  He has a job that puts him in the line of fire for current events.  And he is not a Christian, yet.  But he has people in his life that urge him to give his life to Christ.

I really enjoyed this book. The current events make you think about what could happen today.  The tension keeps you moving through the book at a fast pace.  And the potential love interest makes you root for the romance within the suspense.  I can’t wait to read the next one!

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