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The Persian Gamble

A Markus Ryker Novel, Book 2
Written by: Joel C. Rosenberg
Narrated by: Adam Grupper
Series: A Markus Ryker Novel, Book 2
Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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The instant New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller from NYT bestselling author Joel C. Rosenberg!

In the follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Kremlin Conspiracy, Rosenberg’s latest international thriller tracks a terrifying nuclear alliance among three world powers - Russia, Iran, and North Korea - and the deadly mission former US Secret Service Agent Marcus Ryker must risk to halt their deadly strategy.

Shot out of the air in enemy territory in the middle of the greatest international crisis since the end of the Cold War, former U.S. Secret Service agent Marcus Ryker finds himself facing an impossible task. Not only does he have to somehow elude detection and capture by Russian special forces, but he must convince his own government to grant safe harbor to the one man responsible for the global mayhem - Russian double agent and assassin Oleg Kraskin. While frantically negotiating with his contacts in the White House, Marcus learns that the unstable North Korean regime plans to use the international chaos as a smokescreen to sell nuclear weapons to Iran. With the fate of the entire free world on the line, Marcus makes a deal with the U.S. government - he will go back to work as an international operative and track down the WMDs before they end up in the hands of those with the determination and the means to use them. Marcus and Oleg worked together once before to avert a world war. Can they now find a way to stop world destruction?

©2019 Joel C. Rosenberg (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
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A page turner

The story is up to Joel Rosenberg‘s usual international thriller genre. Adam Grupper does a very credible job of narration, offering multiple voices and accents. Well done.

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Has good moments but too convoluted and over hyped.Could have been good but over dramatized and barely plausible.

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Amazing story!

Joel C Rosenberg didn’t disappoint with his latest book!

Great story, very fitting for 2019.

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  • Mark Mirza
  • 2019-03-16

Rosenberg is Back & My Jaw Hurts

Other than the Iranian and Jewish characters sounding more German then their nationalities, I love this book. This one was much better than the first one. The first book had too much backstory with no adrenaline excitement.
This book, with all of its Adrenaline Rush action from beginning to end is the Joel Rosenberg of old.
And I for one like it. My jaw still hurts from the clenching that I have been doing the last hour.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-03-15

exciting<br />

fast moving, couldn't put the book down, a lot of action without foul language, outstanding

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  • jlward
  • 2019-08-27

Best Narrator of any audio book

I loved the book. Joel is an excellent writer. But the best part is Adam Grupper. Excellent!

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  • Stephen Bowman
  • 2019-03-18

Explosive 🧨 Exciting

Nothing like a page burner of an action story that isn’t afraid to include God in the story. Is there any author besides JR who could write such a bestseller.
I have been savoring this book like a fine wine where you are afraid to take a drink for fear that it will be gone too soon. Instead you sip a little bit and savor each and every drop. I am now down to the last minutes as I move into the final hour of this excitement.
I will have to take time and think about it but I think this might very well be his best book.


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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-03-13

Thrilling

A thrilling, fast-paced story with quality character development. Rosenberg does it again, I didn't want to stop once I started. I finished the book the dsy I started it.

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  • WILLIAM E GRAVES
  • 2019-09-08

excellent suspense filled story

many twists & turns, excellent gospel representation. makes a long road trip seem much shorter

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-08-20

Suspense

Another great book by Joel Rosenberg. Can see this happening in our world today. A master of political suspense

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  • Larry Edwards
  • 2019-03-16

One of his best yet

Joel Rosenberg does not disappoint. Another very plausible political thriller with a nonstop plot that will keep you reading way past your bedtime!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-09-04

Excellent!!

Another exciting action packed Joel Rosenberg book!! Adam Grupper did such a great job with the narration! Highly recommend this story.

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  • Marisia Robus
  • 2019-07-14

Excellent!

I loved this follow up to The Kremlin Conspiracy. Kept me guessing all the way and loved all the moving parts! Looking forward to more in this series!
Fantastic and really enjoyable

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