"Strong Left Behind prequel"
After spending forty days in the desert, Nicolae Carpathia
bows down to his master who is the deceiving Lucifer that
he has worshipped these many years. He builds up his
business and has as his advisors the woman who raised him
and Leon Fortunoto, another disciple of Lucifer, who would
rather be a kingmaker than a king. They eliminate their
opponents, the incumbent to the lowest house of the
Romanian government, listening to the spirit guides of the
netherworld for future endeavors.
Rayford Steele has attained his goal of becoming a pilot
and has a wife who adores him and two great children.
However, Rafe is bored with his marriage in part because
his wife Irene has become an evangelical Christian and
pressures her husband and daughter to be open to her
beliefs and she prays that in time they will accept the
evangelical approach to religion. Rafe is called on to make
friends with the pro American, anti-terrorist Jordanian
Abdullah Smith to get his idea on how to make flying on
airplanes safer. Abdullah's life changes for the worse when
his wife converts to Christianity against his wishes.
Cameron "Buck" Williams achieves his goal of working for
Global Weekly and is in Israel as the Russians invade the
Readers learn about the characters who feature prominently
in the Left Behind series and why they became the persons
who were left behind during the rapture (except for Irene).
Readers see how subtlety and cleverly Carpathia begins his
rise to power, how he and Leon became partners and what are
his true feelings about Viv Irving. The storyline is
exciting and knowing what is to come will not distract from
the audience's enjoyment of this book one iota.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted October 12, 2005
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 18, 2007