As a critical point, since this is a critique, the introduction of so many "complex-names" characters made me refers to the list of characters at the book quite a bit and made me have to pause and give thought to who was who- but at least a list of characters was thought of to be included. Also, the appearance of the 12th Imam was an interesting twist but threw me off a bit as I didn't think this person could even be hinted to as the "Anti-Christ". Iran's saber rattling only needs the thought of the Imam arriving as a catalyst for its desire for cataclysmic events. However, my pre-conceived ideas should not detract from the author's imagination as I followed the storyline with mine.
Also, the love interest is a must and was included. I do wish the book had more finality with that and with the total wrap-up of world and biblical events-but perhaps that is why this is a series!
*All of the opinions written above are solely my own. I was given a free copy of The Tehran Initiative by the Tyndale Blog Network for bloggers.