New York Times best-selling author Joel C. Rosenberg has written numerous gripping political thrillers—many of them dealing with radical Islam. But his latest book takes on a different threat to the U.S. and the West: Russia.  Rosenberg’s past efforts have turned out to be prophetic, “ripped from tomorrow’s headlines.” His latest book mirrors today’s disturbing global developments once again. With an American president distracted by growing tensions in North Korea and Iran, an ominous new threat is emerging in Moscow.

A czar is rising in the Kremlin, a Russian president feverishly consolidating power, silencing his opposition, and plotting a brazen and lightning-fast military strike that could rupture the NATO alliance and bring Washington and Moscow to the brink of nuclear war.But in his blind spot is the former Secret Service agent, Marcus Ryker, trained to protect but ready to kill to save his country. Everything he learned to protect our president, he must use to take out theirs.Rosenberg says the Russian president in his new book is not precisely meant to be Russia’s Vladimir Putin, but is “Putinesque.”  READ MORE