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The Last Days

Recorded on November 13, 2003

The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

Osama bin Laden is dead. Saddam Hussein is buried. Baghdad lies in ruins.

Now the eyes of the world are on Jerusalem as Jon Bennett - a Wall Street strategist turned senior White House advisor - his CIA partner Erin McCoy and the U.S. Secretary of State arrive in the Middle East to meet with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. On the table: a dramatic and potentially historic Arab-Israeli peace plan. At the heart of the proposed treaty is the discovery of black gold deep underneath the Mediterranean - a vast and spectacular tract of oil and natural gas that could offer unprecedented riches for every Muslim, Christian, and Jew in Israel and Palestine.

So begins The Last Days, the sequel to Joel Rosenberg's previous bestseller, The Last Jihad. Drawing upon his work with influential world leaders and firsthand involvement in international political issues, he lays out a provocative scenario of a post-Saddam era. A skillfully scripted cat and mouse game of daring plans and political intrigue, Rosenberg delves deeply into the psyches of men who will stop at nothing to win.