On March 10, 2020, former U.S. Secret Service agent turned international operative Marcus Ryker is set to return in The Jerusalem Assassin, the latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Joel C. Rosenberg.
Ryker, who was first introduced in Rosenberg’s 2018 thriller The Kremlin Conspiracy, also starred in this year’s The Persian Gamble—which saw him try to evade authorities after being shot down in Russia, while also searching for WMDs in hopes of preventing an attack that could lead to World War III.
This time around, things aren’t getting any easier for Marcus, who’s tasked with tracking down whoever is killing American officials involved in crucial Middle East peace treaty negotiations—only to find a bigger, more dangerous conspiracy lurking in the shadows. Check out the official plot details and cover art below.
With the unexpected death of Russian President Aleksandr Luganov, and Iran’s efforts to acquire fully operational nuclear warheads successfully thwarted, American President Andrew Clarke decides the moment has come to unveil his comprehensive proposal to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
However, when a series of senior American officials involved in the peace process are assassinated, Clarke orders Marcus Ryker and a team of CIA operatives to hunt down those responsible and bring the killing spree to an end.
What Ryker uncovers is a chilling plot to kill the American president himself, but at first, it’s unclear who is the driving force behind the plot. Is it the Russians, seeking payback for the assassination of Luganov? Is it the Iranians, in retaliation for the American operation to keep Tehran from acquiring nukes? Or is it another conspirator altogether, someone plotting to strike a blow against American hegemony in the Middle East and seize the leadership of the entire Sunni Muslim world?
By the time Ryker and his team fully understand the plot and who’s behind it, they find they have less than 96 hours to disrupt a terrible evil that has been set in motion.
Fans excited to pre-order The Jerusalem Assassin well ahead of its March 2020 release, can now do so here or anywhere else books are sold. In the meantime, make sure you’re following Joel C. Rosenberg on Facebook, Twitter, and his official website for more details.
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