Jeremiah, a new charismatic terrorist, has entered the American scene by killing a pedophile as the suspect leaves the court. Jeremiah quickly generates a large international backing and plenty of support from the American public as he starts killing criminal elements, who he believes are destroying society. He uses a TV reporter, Laura Delaney, to bring his message to the masses. The FBI assigns Steve Wallace to apprehend Jeremiah.
Jeremiah's acts of terrorism dramatically increase, leaving thousands dead with his mass executions and his continual raising of the ante. Though some Americans condemn his use of force, many condone his actions. As Steve and Laura start to fall in love with each other, they both know that somehow Jeremiah must be stopped before they can see where their relationship takes them.
JEREMIAH, TERRORIST PROPHET is a pretty good thriller that seems to just miss the mark. With the exception of Jeremiah (at least for the first half of the novel), none of the characters seem genuine. The lack of believability, especially in the second half of the book, takes credibility away from a good story line. In his debut novel, Michael A. Smith shows plenty of promise.