Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Edge of Apocolypse by Tim Lahaye and Criag Parshall

Book description:

Edge of Apocalypse pulls you into an adrenaline-fueled political thriller laced with End Times prophecy. From Tim LaHaye, creator and co-author of the world-renowned Left Behind series---the most successful adult fiction series ever written---and Craig Parshall comes an epic story ripped from the headlines of world events and filtered through Scriptural prophecy. Set in the near future, Edge of Apocalypse chronicles the beginning of The End---the earth-shattering events leading up to the Apocalypse foretold in Revelation. Joshua Jordan, former U.S. spy-plane hero turned weapons designer, creates the world's most sophisticated missile defense system, a laser shield code-named Return to Sender. Even as Jordan hopes to secure America against a brazen array of new enemies, he finds himself trapped between international as well as domestic assailants. Global forces conspire to steal the defense weapon even as U.S. government leaders will do anything to stop the nation's impending economic catastrophe---including selling-out Jordan and his weapon. With help from a group of powerfully connected Christian leaders known as The Patriots, Jordan works to save the nation from economic and moral collapse---and to clear his name. As world events begin setting the stage for the 'end of days' foretold in Revelation, Jordan must consider not only the biblical prophecies preached by his wife's pastor, but the personal price he must pay if he is to save the nation he loves.

My review:
I admit although I read the whole Left Behind series, I got burnt out on it, and am always wary of reading anything new from the authors, but this sounded like a great book, so I went for it, and was not disappointed. The book is co-authored with Craig Parshall, an established author on his own. His writing is clearly seen throughout the book, and  the combination of the two authors produced a great result.

The events in this book could be taken from today's headlines. It deals with the government gaining control over the media, and its effects, which we are seeing daily.
I thought the plot was great and well thought out, if not a bit scary. Looking forward to the next book in the series.

Thanks to Zondervan for the review copy.