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CAROL STREAM, IL (June 13, 2011)—”The Tehran Initiative,” the anticipated second novel in Joel C. Rosenberg’s bestselling “Twelfth Imam” series, will release Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, from Tyndale House Publishers. Rosenberg returns with his most exhilarating political thriller to date. In this pulse pounding tale of international intrigue, CIA operative David Shirazi delves deeper into the dangers of the Iranian nuclear program. Iran has tested its first nuclear weapon. Its target is now Israel. Will Israel strike first? Will the United States take a stand or will a waffling president wait too long?

The stakes couldn’t be higher. A nuclear strike in the Middle East would mean the region goes up in flames, oil prices will skyrocket and the global economy could collapse. The emergence of an Islamic messiah, “The Twelfth Imam” performing signs and wonders, has changed the balance of power among Muslim nations and gives rise to a catastrophic scenario as this mysterious religious leader seeks to bring about the end of days.With six “New York Times” bestselling novels to his credit and two bestselling non-fiction books on the Middle East, Joel C. Rosenberg has earned a reputation for forecasting Middle East trends and creating storylines that seem virtually “ripped from tomorrow’s headlines.” This year’s changes and insecurities within some of the Middle East’s largest and most powerful nations has created unparallel tensions in the region. Will these new uncertainties give rise to an unexpected and previously unknown power broker in the region? “The Tehran Initiative” explores how underestimating religious beliefs can have a dangerous, even devastating impact on politics and people.

Joel C. Rosenberg is the author of six “New York Times” bestselling novels, including “The Last Jihad” and “The Ezekiel Option.” He has also written the two non-fiction bestsellers “Epicenter: Why the Current Rumblings in the Middle East Will Change Your Future” and “Inside the Revolution: How the Followers of Jihad, Jefferson and Jesus are Battling to Dominate the Middle East and Change the World.” He has more than 2.1 million books in print. Prior to becoming a fulltime writer, Rosenberg was a political consultant working with some of the world’s most prominent leaders and media personalities, including Benjamin Netanyahu and Rush Limbaugh. Rosenberg is the founder and president of The Joshua Fund, a non-profit humanitarian aide organization that assists those impacted by fighting in Israel and surrounding areas.

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“The Tehran Initiative” by Joel C. Rosenberg October, 18, 2011 Tyndale House Publishers Hardcover/Price: $26.99 ISBN 978-1-4143-1935-3

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