New York Times Best-selling Author’s Political Thriller, 'The Persian Gamble,' Wins High Praise from Thought Leaders and Media

Joel C. Rosenberg’s Forthcoming Novel Portrays the Terrifying Realistic National Threat of a North Korea, Iran and Russia Nuclear Alliance


National leaders and fiction enthusiasts are praising New York Times best-selling author Joel C. Rosenberg’s newest book, The Persian Gamble, releasing March 12, 2019 (Tyndale House Publishers, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-0618-7).


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The Persian Gamble delivers a page-turning adventure of former U.S. Secret Service agent Marcus Ryker as he tries to put a halt to a terrifying nuclear alliance among three world powers—Russia, Iran, and North Korea.


“Rosenberg’s portrayal of some of the duplicity of international intelligence players hits the ‘right on’ spot with me. A must-read!” said Porter Goss, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, who has endorsed a number of Rosenberg’s novels.


Shannon Bream, Fox News Channel anchor and host of Fox News @ Night, added, “You will NOT be able to put down The Persian Gamble—an excellent, edge-of-your-seat read. But that’s always the case with Joel Rosenberg’s books!”


The Persian Gamble delivers a high-speed, high-stakes, spell-binding fictional journey that feels like it could be ripped out of tomorrow’s headlines.


In The Persian Gamble, readers once again follow Ryker as he finds himself facing an impossible task, having been shot out of the air in enemy territory in the middle of the greatest international crisis since the end of the Cold War. Not only does he have to elude detection and capture by Russian Special Forces, but he must also convince his own government to grant safe harbor to Russian double agent and assassin Oleg Kraskin. While frantically negotiating with his White House contacts, Marcus explains that the unstable North Korean regime plans to use the international chaos as a smokescreen to sell operational nuclear weapons to Iran.


With the fate of the entire free world on the line, Marcus makes a deal with the U.S. government—he will go back to work as an international operative and track down the WMDs before they end up in the hands of those with the determination and the means to use them. Marcus and Oleg worked together once before to avert a world war. Can they now find a way to stop world destruction?


“With his ripped-from-the-headlines approach and stunning ability to survey the geopolitical landscape, Joel C. Rosenberg continues to mix his unique blend of prophetic fiction and nonstop action unlike anyone else working today,” wrote popular book review website, The Real Book Spy. “The Persian Gamble is his boldest, most daring thriller to date.”


B&N Reads added The Persian Gamble to March’s Best New Thrillers list. 


Rosenberg does an extraordinary amount of research to make his thrillers as realistic and timely as possible and helping to bring real-world news and possibilities to life with research trips to the West Wing of the White House, the Kremlin in Moscow, the tunnels under the DMZ between North and South Korea and the royal palace in Amman. As such, his fans include high-power leaders from Presidents to Kings.


For more information about The Persian Gamble and Rosenberg, visit

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Joel C. Rosenberg is a New York Times best-selling author of 14 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. 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 products include many New York Times best-sellers, including the popular Left Behind fiction series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, novels by Francine Rivers, Karen Kingsbury and Rosenberg, plus numerous nonfiction works.