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The First HostageRies are not responsible for the terror attack on the Jordanian capital And ISIS still has chemical weapons 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 reali Rosenberg puts together stories that could very well end up a current news headline Thrilling and action packed but always based in reality this series brings current events of the Middle East and the world to lifeThe audio version of this is wonderfully done with great character voices It does feel a little rushed at times leaving me little time to pause it when I need to stop However the pace adds to the feel of the book as events unfold in a hurried manner My only complaint is the list of dates and numbers Were I reading the book I could skim through them easily but having to listen to them read aloud is tiresome and tediousThis series is better suited to teen readers and above but not for explicit language sexual content or violence Most books would let the curse words fly given the circumstances and characters but Rosenberg foregoes that part While nothing is graphic about the sexual content or violence there is a lot of real life situations including an affair and death by beheading and torture The nature of these leads me to point this series toward readers better able to handle the topics

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Jordan’s king is fighting for his life and the US president is missing and presumed capturedAs the US 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 sto “Brave is one thing Crazy is another”Jack Ryan does the Middle East Better than Clancy because Rosenberg eschews the techno babble Unfortunately he also gets a lots of technical details wrong which ruins the story for lovers of techno thrills What he gets right is the politics not the details but the sense that the melding of religion and politics makes than strange bedfellows in the Middle East and in America“This is now the craziest thing I’ve ever considered doing”The good news is that this is a topical fast paced page turner The stakes are high and everything seems to be going from bad to worse for the protagonist Rosenberg communicates feelings thoughts and actions in a manner which grabs the reader and doesn’t let go For those whose knowledge of ISIS is only sound bite deep this is good background“Shouldn’t we wait for back up?” “There is no backup”The downside is the illogicality The New York Times lead Middle East reporter doesn’t know the background of Moslem apocalyptic prophecy? He gets a bye for not knowing Christian apocalyptic prophecy; that’s understandable these days The king of Jordan invites an American reporter into his inner policy circle during an attack? Israel has a “jet” that can drop 5000 pound bombs? Two people euipped for combat make a tandem parachute jump with one chute? A three star general probably 50 years old leads a delta assault team? No involvement if only chest beating and bluster by Russia Britain France and Turkey when Southwest Asia is exploding? B 2s based in potentially hostile territory?Stranger still are the endorsements which include two failed presidential candidates Did they get their defense and Middle East perspectives from reading fiction like this? This is teen wish fulfillment fictionIgnore all that; enjoy the story Suggest you read The Third Target first“Thousands of people were dead because he’d failed to take ISIS seriously and deal with them earlier on”

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read The First Hostage mobi Ý Audio CD ´ joel c. rosenberg ´ ✮ [PDF] ✩ The First Hostage By Joel C. Rosenberg ✻ – “The president of the United States is missing”With these words New York Times journalist J B Collins reporting from the scene of a devastating attack“The president of the United States 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 Palestine are critically injured I was hoping for a good well researched thriller Unfortunately despite plenty of action disbelief was my main reaction throughout the book I couldn't buy the narrator's story at any moment A simple journalist involved this deep giving advice and insisting on issues during such a crisis is simply not believable Add to that the worst dialogues I've ever read where each line rings untrue and artificial and the book is a remarkable miss Too bad