In fine Ironman-meets-the-Rapture style, LaHaye (Left Behind series) and Parshall add a third volume to The End series of political apocalyptic thrillers. Weapons specialist Joshua Jordan is narrowing down who he thinks may be the anti-Christ when the Rapture, the belief that faithful followers of Christ are snatched away to heaven before the end of the world, arrives, and he must prepare a protege, Ethan March, his assistant and a former pilot, for the time of tribulation to come. Joshua's wife, Abigail, defends him against false charges that led to his exile from the U.S. Joshua and other followers of Christ wage battle with divine intervention against the powers of darkness and convince people to join Christ's side. Characters teach predictive prophecy as they hurtle through the fast-paced worldwide quest to save as many people as possible from doom. Quick pacing and a heart-pounding resolution lead to a dynamic scene of the afterlife and a cliffhanger for the next book. Fans of Left Behind ought to enjoy this new blending of a familiar (to some) premillennial doctrine with new characters and complex story line. * Publishers Weekly * A hero pilot turned weapons designer, Joshua Jordan was banished to Israel after he was accused of treason. His attorney wife, Abigail, is working fervently to ensure he gets a fair trial. Meanwhile, Israel is trying to clean up after a nuclear attack by Russia. Most citizens believe the Rapture to be upon them. VERDICT: Full of intrigue, the latest entry in the action-packed thriller series (after 'Edge of Apocalypse' and 'Thunder of Heaven') by LaHaye, co-author of the best-selling "Left Behind" prophecy series, and Parshall ("Chamber of Justice" series) will appeal to fans of spiritual thrillers by T. Davis Bunn. * Library Journal *
About the Author
Tim LaHaye is a New York Times bestselling author of more than 70 nonfiction books, many on biblical prophecy and end-times. He is the coauthor of the record-shattering Left Behind series and is considered one of America's foremost authorities on biblical end-times prophecy. Craig Parshall serves as senior vice-president and general counsel for the National Religious Broadcasters and has authored seven bestselling suspense novels.