Nicolae (Left Behind #3)
by Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
First they were Left Behind. Then they formed the Tribulation Force. Now they must face Nicolae. In the most explosive of the three books so far, the seven-year tribulation is nearing the end of its first quarter, when prophecy says that "the wrath of the Lamb" will be poured out upon the earth. Rayford Steele becomes the ears of the tribulation saints at the highest levels of the Carpathia regime. Meanwhile, Buck Williams attempts a dramatic all-night rescue run from Israel through the Sinai that will hold you breathless to the end.
Again, pretty good.
I enjoyed Buck's rescue mission most due to the many close calls and quite a good chase near the end. Still, there were some issues with how things go down, particularly in how careless Buck is with his identity, and then just going home as though nothing happened.
That leads me to the next point. How do any of these people think they're fooling Carpathia? They are so careless in so many ways, thinking Carpathia is unaware, but with his resources, that wouldn't make sense.
Do I want to keep reading? Sure. I'm curious. The books feature a good deal of intrigue and action, including some epic disasters. However, a lot of things don't quite add up, particularly the main cast thinking they're pulling something over on Carpathia.
Overall, I liked this book and would recommend it to folks who enjoyed the first two in the series. This installment features some thrills and a major cliffhanger.
I purchased my copy of this book.
About the Authors:
Timothy "Tim" F. LaHaye was an American evangelical Christian minister, author, and speaker, best known for the Left Behind series of apocalyptic fiction, which he co-wrote with Jerry B. Jenkins.
He has written over 50 books, both fiction and non-fiction.
Jerry Bruce Jenkins is an American novelist and biographer. He is best known as co-author of the Left Behind series of books with Tim LaHaye. Jenkins has written over 185 books, including mysteries, historical fiction, biblical fiction, cop thrillers, international spy thrillers, and children's adventures, as well as non-fiction. His works usually feature Christians as protagonists. In 2005, Jenkins and LaHaye ranked 9th in Amazon.com's 10th Anniversary list of Hall of Fame authors based on books sold at Amazon.com during its first 10 years. Jenkins now teaches writers to become authors here at his website. He and his wife Dianna have three sons and eight grandchildren.
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