CAROL STREAM, Ill., Nov. 17, 2017 – New York Times bestselling author Joel C. Rosenberg ventures into new territory, shifting his focus from the Middle East and the threat of Radical Islamism to the nuclear threat posed by Moscow, in his next thriller, The Kremlin Conspiracy (March 6, 2018, Tyndale House Publishers, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978-1496406170).
Rosenberg, whose novels and nonfiction books have sold nearly 5 million copies, is the grandson of Orthodox Jews who fled Russia in the early years of the 20th century to avoid pogroms and persecution under Czar Nicholas II.
As a former political aide to U.S. and Israeli leaders, Rosenberg’s story lines are derived from his personal conversations with world leaders and intelligence operatives and have been described as being “ripped from tomorrow’s headlines.”
The plot of The Kremlin Conspiracy is no different, drawing parallels to real-world events and growing tensions between the U.S. and Russia.
Rosenberg has publicly stated his belief that Russia poses a greater threat to the U.S. than radical Islam or North Korea. He recently commissioned a poll that found a stunning 71 percent of Americans said they believe Vladimir Putin and Russia pose “a clear and present danger” to our security and that of our allies.
“After almost two decades of writing about the Middle East, I’m personally convinced that Vladimir Putin is more dangerous than radical Islam,” said Rosenberg. “While a majority of Americans accurately see Putin and Russia as a serious threat, I’m not convinced enough Western leaders share their concern. The Putin threat has been over-shadowed by the very real threat of ISIS, Iran and North Korea, but make no mistake – it’s real and it’s rising.”
Distracted by domestic political troubles and rising tensions in North Korea and Iran, the new American President in The Kremlin Conspiracy fails to grasp the threat posed by a nuclear-armed Russian leader who keeps taking military action against his neighbors with serious international consequences. The Russian leader considers the American President “a neophyte, a boorish fool” and envisions himself as a 21st-century Czar who will restore the Russian Motherland to her former glory.
The developing international crisis is told through the eyes of former U.S. Secret Service agent Marcus Ryker, who rose through the ranks to become part of the president’s detail; and his Russian counterpart, Oleg Kraskin, a senior aide and son-in-law to the Russian president.
The stories of Kraskin and Ryker begin on parallel courses and then intersect in unexpected ways as Russia’s expansionist policies bring the world to the brink of nuclear war.
The Kremlin Conspiracy may be Rosenberg’s most entertaining book so far, stamping him as a worthy successor to the late masters of the geopolitical thriller, Tom Clancy and Vince Flynn.
Rosenberg was called by U.S. News & World Report a “modern day Nostradamus.” His first novel, written before 9/11 and published in November 2002, foreshadowed a kamikaze-like attack by radical Islamist terrorists on an American city, leading to a war against Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. His most recent trilogy of novels foreshadowed the explosive rise of the Islamic State and horrific terrorist attacks against the U.S., Israel, Jordan, Egypt and the Palestinians.
”To misunderstand the nature and threat of evil is to risk being blindsided by it,” Rosenberg said. “All Americans – and especially leaders in Washington and throughout the West – need to wake up to the serious new threats we face before it’s too late.”
For more information about The Kremlin Conspiracy, visit JoelRosenberg.com.
Joel C. Rosenberg is a New York Times bestselling author of 13 novels and five nonfiction books, with nearly 5 million copies sold. He has been interviewed by, or written articles for, hundreds of media outlets and has been profiled by The New York Times, The Washington Times and The Jerusalem Post. He is also the founder of The Joshua Fund, a nonprofit educational and charitable organization to mobilize Christians to “bless Israel and her neighbors in the name of Jesus” with food, clothing, medical supplies and other humanitarian relief. A graduate of Syracuse University with a BFA in filmmaking, he is married and lives with his family in Israel.
Tyndale House Publishers, founded in 1962, is the world’s largest privately held Christian publisher of books, Bibles, and digital media. Tyndale has published many New York Times bestsellers. The largest portion of its profits goes to the nonprofit Tyndale House Foundation, which makes grants to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world. Tyndale was founded to publish “Living Letters,” which later comprised part of The Living Bible, a contemporary paraphrase of the Bible that became a global publishing phenomenon. Tyndale now publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT), the translation of choice for millions of people.