The First Hostage

The First Hostage 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 en

  • Title: The First Hostage
  • Author: Joel C. Rosenberg David de Vries
  • ISBN: 9781491587645
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Audio CD
  • 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, Jordan s king is fighting for his life, and the U.S president is missing and p 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, Jordan s king is fighting for his life, and the U.S president is missing and presumed captured.As the U.S 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 stories 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 reality.

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    1. Excellent read!! Very fast moving and exciting, although frightening to know that the things that happened in Joel's book could very well happen in our world today!! Love his writing and can't wait for the next one coming out next month!!

    2. First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Joel C. Rosenberg, and Tyndale House Publishers for providing me with a copy of this book, which allows me to provide you with this review.Picking up where the previous novel ended, panic is at its height as ISIS has turned a Middle East Peace Summit into a bloodbath. Amidst the chaos, the President of the United States (POTUS) is missing and no one can reach anyone in the security detail. New York Times Foreign Correspondent, J.B. Collins, is [...]

    3. 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.

    4. Joel Rosenberg follows up "The ThirdTarget" with a suspenseful and fast paced winner! This sequel picks up exactly where the last book left off with POTUS missing and Amman, Jordan under siege by ISIS. J.B. Collins, New York Times reporter extatrodinaire is still on the inside observing and entrenched in all the action. The primary plot line revolves around locating and saving POTUS before the deadline that ISIS has established for his death passes. The author uses his years of experience in Mid [...]

    5. Just as stunning as the first one! I was hooked from the beginning. There was a little bit more volience/gore depicted than I think I expectedpossibly because of this publisher, but I think it only added to increase the tension and reality of the situations in which it was used. Definitely necessary in the type of scenarios that are dealt with in this book. It wasn't too much in my opinion, but I often read authors like David Baldacci etc. I absolutely love Rosenberg's writing style and can't wa [...]

    6. Just an okay story from my viewpoint. It's too bad the novel couldn't be more about Collins and less about those with power over him. 4 of 10 stars

    7. The President of the U.S. is missing. With these words New York Times journalist J.B.Collins reporting from the scene of a devastating attack by ISIS terrorists in AmmanJordan puts the world on alert. The leaders of Israel and Palestine are critically injuredand Jordan's king is fighting for his life. The President's missing and presumed captured .Collins is trying to keep the world informed but the FBI is blaming him for the attack.Struggling to clear his name Collins and the Secret Service are [...]

    8. Read this review and more at TheRealBookSpyIn many interviews, author Brad Thor has quoted his friend (and fellow author) Brad Meltzer by saying “a thriller writer’s job is to beat the headlines.”While both Brad Thor and Brad Meltzer have been fantastic at beating headlines in their own bestselling novels over the years, I would argue that nobody has been a better headliner-beater than author Joel C Rosenberg.Back in 2002, Rosenberg opened his debut novel, The Last Jihad, with a scene wher [...]

    9. “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 more than strange bedfellows in the Middle East and in America.“This is now the craziest thing I’ve ever considered doing.”Th [...]

    10. There are forces of evil in the world, and some will do anything to accomplish their objectives. Sometimes it is not possible to simply mind your own business, and you must retreat, capitulate, or risk all to stand against those bent on their own evil purposes.Fortunately, many of us are isolated and protected from those forces by others. Yet it is good to be reminded of the battle, and it can be fun to walk in the shoes of someone on the edge of the fight from the comfort of an easy chair or co [...]

    11. Continuation of the "Third Target" storylineJB & most of the forces for good are battling the ISIS evil in the Middle Easta real page-Turner as the rescue of the President moves toward its climaxwho to trust?fun read!!!

    12. Title: The First Hostage (A J. B. Collins Novel #2)Author: Joel RosenbergPages: 448Year: 2015Publisher: TyndaleMy rating is 5 stars.What occurs in this novel I learned from Joel Rosenberg’s recent blog post happens six seconds after the close of the first book in the series, The Third Target. Before you begin either book plan on being glued to the action for hours because it is nonstop from start to finish. In some ways the evil that nations were fighting against defied description. The charac [...]

    13. After reading several of Joel C. Rosenberg’s previous novels, I was delighted to have the opportunity to review The First Hostage as a Tyndale reviewer. Regretting having not read The Third Target which is the prequel to The First Hostage, I still plunged into this new story and tried, mentally and emotionally, to keep up with the breathless fast pace it runs from crack of spine to flip of the last page.Amazing! That is simply a mild term for Mr. Rosenberg’s talent for writing and for bringi [...]

    14. ***a provocative, adrenaline-laced tale impossible to put down***Joel C. Rosenberg sets the mood and tone of his explosive new release, "The First Hostage" with the chilling statement, "The president of the United States missing." Even though everyone thought he had boarded Air Force One and cleared Jordanian air space with a "fighter escort." Foreign correspondent J.B. Collins had seen Secret Service agents race from the palace grounds in a bulletproof vehicle when he fired the MP5 thrust into [...]

    15. Joel Rosenberg has had a successful run as a Christian fiction author. His experiences working with Middle Eastern dignitaries definitely helps him solidify the degree of detail he is able to write with in his texts, and he helps illuminate the tensions between Israel and Palestine for his readers. I have personally enjoyed several of his works throughout the years.In the case of this book, I was caught off guard. My last two titles that I read by Rosenberg were The Twelfth Imam and Israel at Wa [...]

    16. The only problem with reading Joel Rosenberg is that the books go too fast and you have to wait so long for the next one. This is a continuation of "The Third Target". At the start, the president goes missing after the Jordanian peace talks are sabotaged by terrorists. 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, Jordan [...]

    17. As usual, Joel writes and exciting, well-crafted tale of end-time possibilities in the Middle East. This is his area of expertise and it shows.Using a non-believing reporter as the main character is an interesting twist. The entire scenario is believable and compelling. The characters are well-drawn. The world and descriptions of it are solid.The spiritual accuracy is up for grabs. I hope none of this actually happens, but it could. I’ll be surprised, though. I suspect that the Muslim horde ha [...]

    18. I really enjoyed this book and had a hard time putting it down at many points. My only complaint is with the authors one-dimensional dialog and characters. I may be overly critical on this point, but the book read as though every character had the same speech patterns. It made exchanges a bit harder to follow. Additionally, and this is just my opinion, the moral and ethical dilemmas the main character faces regarding journalistic integrity, censorship, and sense of mission were a little too much [...]

    19. Wow! I just finished reading First Hostage by Joel Rosenberg and I find my self checking the news sites to see if it really happened. Joel writes a very realistic book which seems as though it could come straight from today's headlines. The novel is fast paced and I did not want to put it down. The character's are well developed and I was truly concerned for their welfare. This is a novel dealing with terrorism and therefore is quite brutal in places. I enjoyed the romance that carried through f [...]

    20. Because everyone that returned this book to the library was very excited about the book, I had mixed emotions when I started reading it. In the past I have found that the more people that say, " You have to read this," the less I enjoy the story. Overall, the book proved to be a good read. There were parts of the story that I really found hard to believe, like when Yael told everyone that the only way she would assist in-person at Alqosh was if J.B. was allowed to tag along. I also found the sce [...]

    21. This is not the kind of book I ordinarily would ever pick up but I had heard so many positive things about it that it piqued my interest. This was a terrifying political thriller that unfortunately did not feel so unrealistic. A war reporter for the NYTimes is in Jordan to witness a peace agreement to be signed by Israeli and Palestinian leaders when a massive attack by ISIS occurs. Many are killed and the POTUS goes missing. A mole has infiltrated the network and the reporter along with the US [...]

    22. Wow! I just finished reading First Hostage by Joel Rosenberg and I find my self checking the news sites to see if it really happened. Joel writes a very realistic book which seems as though it could come straight from today's headlines. The novel is fast paced and I did not want to put it down. The character's are well developed and I was truly concerned for their welfare. This is a novel dealing with terrorism and therefore is quite brutal in places. I enjoyed the romance that carried through f [...]

    23. This was a good follow up in the J B Collins series and as always, was full of action and suspense. I also enjoy that these books are fictional stories based on what is really happening in the world currently. While I realize that the many characters are important to the story, I found it difficult to keep up with all the foreign names. But other than that, it was an enjoyable read. Thanks to Netgalley for providing an advance copy of this book for an unbiased review.

    24. Awesome book. I was a little skeptical about some of the many coincidences that kept him alive, but it is, after all, fiction. I wish books in this series were not so totally geared toward needing to read the next book to find out the rest of the story, but it's definitely worth it. Even so, I have to take a break before I start the next one, because they are SO INTENSE!

    25. Joel Rosenberg has never disappointed me. His books move fast, often from the first page, and continue with contemporary Middle East subjects that speak to some of our questions about what's happening over there. In some ways, Joel has been prophetic. That's why when the next book comes out, it will be at the top of my reading list.

    26. OutstandingI love Rosenberg's books, you feel like you are a watching a movie, so realistic. First Hostage was my favorite so far, I could hardly put it down. It was absolutely gripping, can't wait for the his next book. To our armed forces currently serving and to all of our veterans thank you for your bravery and patriotism. May God continue to bless the USA.

    27. Enjoyed the plot and characterization. Little unbelievable at times. Little preachy at times. Having the POTUS kidnapped would be a major crisis, and finding out where he may be held, if alive, is a major undertaking. Rescuing him would be close to impossible. Read this if you want a timely peek into world politics and the movers and shakers in that world

    28. I enjoy reading Rosenberg. He does a great job of using end times prophecy with current events to create a story. As this book was enjoyable to read there were some points it seemed a little far fetched. Overall a good story to read.

    29. Awesome Book.Joel Rosenberg just hit it out of the ballpark. Again, it was one of those books that captivate you. Be prepared to lose some sleep because its a book you don't want to end. I just wish it didn't take so long for the next one to come out

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