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Review: The Beirut Protocol by Joel C. Rosenberg

Title: The Beirut Protocol by Joel C. Rosenberg
Marcus Ryker Series Book Four
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Genre: Contemporary, Christian, Political Thriller
Length: 448 pages
Book Rating: B

Complimentary Review Copy Provided by Publisher and/or Author Through Meryl Moss Media


From the New York TimesUSA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author!
A game-changing peace treaty between Israel and the Saudis is nearly done.

The secretary of state is headed to the region to seal the deal.

And Special Agent Marcus Ryker is leading an advance trip along the Israeli-Lebanon border, ahead of the secretary’s arrival.

But when Ryker and his team are ambushed by Hezbollah forces, a nightmare scenario begins to unfold. The last thing the White House can afford is a new war in the Mideast that could derail the treaty and set the region ablaze. U.S. and Israeli forces are mobilizing to find the hostages and get them home, but Ryker knows the clock is ticking.

When Hezbollah realizes who they’ve captured, no amount of ransom will save them—they’ll be transferred to Beirut and then to Tehran to be executed on live television.

In the fourth installment of Rosenberg’s gripping new series, Marcus Ryker finds himself in the most dangerous situation he has ever faced—captured, brutalized, and dragged deep behind enemy lines.

Should he wait to be rescued? Or try to escape? How? And what if his colleagues are too wounded to run?

This is the CIA’s most valuable operative as you have never seen him before.


The Beirut Protocol by Joel C. Rosenberg is an action-packed political thriller with a topical storyline. Although this newest release is the fourth installment in the Marcus Ryker series, it can be read as a standalone.

With an imminent peace treaty in the Middle East on the verge of being signed, CIA agent Marcus Ryker and his team are on an advance mission for the Secretary of State’s upcoming visit. He is accompanied by Diplomatic Secret Service Agent Kailea Curtis and IDF Intelligence Officer Yigal Mizrachi. On an ordinary trip along the Israel/Lebanese border, their convoy is attacked by Hezbollah fighters. Just as Marcus, Kailea and Yigal believe they have won the fight, the three are captured by Radwan deputy commander Amin al-Masri and his men. Marcus knows he must keep his and Yigal’s identities from becoming known. But will they remain silent as they undergo extreme torture by al-Masri and his men?

While Marcus, Kaiela and Yigal are attempting to formulate an escape plan, the fragile Mid-East peace deal is threatened by circumstances beyond their control. Officials in Washington DC are trying to salvage the treaty while sending a highly trained team to find Marcus, Kailea and Yigal. All of the interested parties are also trying to understand why Hezbollah attacked the convoy and what their objective is regarding their prisoners. Amin is working with a tight time-frame to achieve his goal but will Marcus foil his plan?

The Beirut Protocol is a riveting political thriller with a timely storyline. The plot is engaging and the sense of urgency surrounding the various events keeps the storyline moving at a brisk pace. Despite his very dire situation, Marcus relies on his faith as he contemplates the outcome of the kidnapping. Joel C. Rosenberg brings this edge of the seat thriller to an explosive conclusion. I enjoyed and highly recommend this suspenseful novel to readers who enjoy political thrillers.

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