Friday, August 20, 2010
EDGE OF APOCALYPSE by TIM LAHAYE & CRAIG PARSHALL
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.
This was a scary book. Not scary, with ghosts and other critters jumping out yelling Boo, scary because it could happen.
In Tim Lahaye's previous series Left Behind, I felt he took the Book of Revelations too literally.
Edge of Apocalypse includes clearly recognizable current events, and events that we are moving toward in our country. In the book, North Korea launches a nuclear attack on NYC, which is foiled by super Patriot Joshua Jordan, who has invented a weapon that repels nuclear missiles and returns them to where they came from. A corrupt Congress & VP want to get the plans so they can sell it to our enemies.
The media has been taken over by the government. In our time all TVs had to become digital, in the not too distant future of the story, all TV becomes Internet. No one is allowed to run a story that paints the President in a bad light.
In the book anyone who speaks up for Christianity or says anything against the Muslims is immediately arrested.
The economy has finished tanking, and corrupt people are trying to get the USA to switch to using international currency.
So you don't think the whole book is a total downer, there are good things. Joshua Jordan has a group of super patriots, who work to preserve the constitution and our liberties.
Even though the story gave me some nightmares, because we are quickly heading toward some of the events described, I really enjoyed listening to it and rooting for the patriots.
If you are into political thrillers and end times fiction, you will like this story. You can find it in any bookstore, http://www.amazon.com/ or inter library loan.