Joel C. Rosenberg wraps up his J.B. Collins series with the extremely intense and very timely “Without Warning.”
A couple of months have passed since the bombing of the peace summit in Jordan and kidnapping of U.S. President Harrison Taylor by Abu Khalif, the leader of ISIS. Khalif believes he has been chosen by Allah to bring about the and of the world, and he has promised to bring his battle to the United States.
The problem? President Taylor doesn’t believe him, or the warnings given to him by New York Times war correspondent J.B. Collins. So when a number of attacks hit Washington, D.C., seemingly “without warning” according to the president, Collins knows he must take matters into his own hands to bring down Khalif — especially when things get personal.
What follows is an intense, action packed novel straight off of today’s front pages. With short, quick chapters, “Without Warning” is a face-paced political thriller. Collins is involved in non-stop, dangerous, heart-pounding incidents that will make the reader not be able to put the book down.
Besides being a political thriller, Rosenberg offers up a novel featuring family values, the ultimate meaning of love, and sacrifice. It deals with regret, not wasting one’s life, determining what’s truly important, and vengeance versus justice. And most importantly, it tackles the matter of the heart — both on the earthly plane, as well as the spiritual level.
The ending is a bit of a shock, but ultimately satisfying.
Anyone who loves intense political thrillers or action novels will love “Without Warning.” Rosenberg never fails to brilliantly bring today’s stories onto the pages of a fiction novel, managing to both educate and entertain the reader.
Five stars out of five.
Tyndale House Publishers provided this complimentary copy for my honest, unbiased review.
“Without Warning” (J.B. Collins series, #3) by Joel C. Rosenber