The Jerusalem Assassin: A Marcus Ryker Series Political and Military Action Thriller - Joel C. Rosenberg

The Jerusalem Assassin: A Marcus Ryker Series Political and Military Action Thriller

By Joel C. Rosenberg

  • Release Date: 2020-03-17
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 208 Ratings)


“A taut, brilliant thriller ripped right from today’s headlines. Joel Rosenberg is masterful! The Jerusalem Assassin is an absolute home run.” —Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Backlash

From the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author!

The enemy is invisible and moving fast. The body count is rising. And time is running out.

Marcus Ryker has spent his entire career studying killers. One thing he knows for sure: a peace summit is the ultimate stage for an assassination.

President Andrew Clarke is determined to announce his historic peace plan from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. But when senior American officials who support the plan begin violently dying, Clarke orders Ryker and his team of CIA operatives to hunt down those responsible and bring the killing spree to an end.

When the Palestinians denounce the American plan, the Saudis signal they may be ready to forge a historic treaty with Israel. Could the Saudi king’s support be the missing ingredient that will lead to peace at long last?

Ryker soon uncovers a chilling plot to kill the American president. A well-resourced international alliance is dead set against the peace plan. They will stop at nothing to strike a blow against the Americans and seize leadership of the Muslim world.

With all eyes on Jerusalem and the president in the crosshairs, it’s up to Ryker to eliminate the terrible evil that’s been set in motion. The fate of the region depends on his success. He has 48 hours.


  • Action Thriller or a boring political commentary?

    By Notpaidtoreview
    As a fan of Joel, I hate to say this book is a let down. Maybe in a COVID 19 world the action seems almost boring? Character development is missing. This book stands extremely separate from the first two books. Marcus doesn’t seem to be the same character as in the other books. I feel as if Marcus was more Joel than Marcus. So much political commentary throughout the book. The reason I read books is to get a way from politics and not have another author tell me what to think. The storyline lagged. Ending predictable. Too much of the authors political dreams in one book. So much potential to be great, however, I think the author should take a step back and focus on the art of storytelling.