The Persian Gamble is the second novel of the Marcus Ryker series written by Joel Rosenberg, and it is the continuation of the saga.
Each of the three novels in the Ryker series is broken down into acts, The Kremlin Conspiracy was the first act, the Persian Gamble is the second act, and the Jerusalem Assassin is the third act, which I am in the process of reading now. The fourth novel, the Beirut Protocol in the series, was just recently released.
The Persian Gamble had a confusing second chapter that threw me, after reading about Ryker in the first chapter, but I stayed with the story, and it turned out the chapters second thru six were crucial.
Then in chapter eleven began Ryker’s storyline, and so did the action. The Russian and American governments are hunting Ryker and his friends after the assassination of Russian leaders. Ryker is figuring out how to convince the American President and other government officials to rescue him and his friends by offering information from preventing a world war.
Once I read chapter seven, the story started to fall into place, reeling me in; I was hooked. The story was a thrilling ride filled with drama, action, and adventure.
Throughout the novel, I kept wondering what was going to happen to Ryker and his friends. The last few chapters were spectacular, I felt like I was watching a movie in my mind, and the ending was superb.
I enjoyed reading the Persian Gamble was exciting and entertaining. If you are looking for an excellent Christian political-thriller, I recommend the Kremlin Conspiracy and the Persian Gamble.