Authors: Tim Lahaye and Craig Parshall
Published: April 20th 2010 by Zondevan (First published January 1st 2010)
A missile was launched by a US spy plane on a nuclear plant in North Korea.
In retaliation, a North Korean ship sailed to the borders of New York and launched two missiles heading towards Manhattan.
Only one man has the technology to save New York from total destruction. Joshua Jordan had created a weapon defense system with his team: RTS(Return-to-Sender) which will turn back any missiles headed towards them and return them to the sender.
As a result, the North Korean ship was blasted into nothingness and the US government was saying that they did not give their permission to use the RTS defense system in the first place. Josh Jordan changed from a national hero to a selfish man in the eyes of the government and the citizens.
But the world was aware of this extraordinary weapon and one man has already hired an assassin by the name of Atta Zimler to get the all the documents and plans to construct the RTS from Joshua. The only way Atta Zimler plans to obtain the documents is through a path of bloodshed and deaths. The situation gets even worse as Joshua becomes a fugitive and his son Cal falls into Atta Zimler’s trap.
Edge of Apocalypse gave me the chills as I read it. At the start of the book, I see the missiles heading for New York and I was scared as I read about the chaos caused in the streets. I grew even more terrified as I read the part where Cal watched helplessly as a woman gets trampled to death by the stampede. As the story goes on, I read about the government controlling the media and even using it to its advantage. Truthfully, I am not surprise if this is going on in this very times. It’s quite disturbing when I think I can’t trust the news and the internet anymore. Imagine having the latest news being edited by the government. Not a good thought at all. In Edge of Apocalypse, the media is used by the government to spread news that Josh Jordan is in reality an unpatriotic guy and that the reason he refuses to pass all the documents regarding RTS to the government is because he intends to sell that technology to the highest bidder. Thus a national hero is seen as a betrayer in the eyes of the country.
What I loved about this book is that the authors Tim Lahaye and Craig Parshall incorporated God and His words about the end-times into every aspect of the story. This book is a direct way to warn the readers that the end-times are coming as stated by God in the Bible. That fact alone is scary enough. But it’s evident in the story that even though the end-times are approaching, God will still watch over His children, no matter what. Nothing is impossible for God. The character I admire the most in the Edge of Apocalypse, is Abigail Jordan. Her faith remains strong even when facing adversity and she never blamed God when her son, Cal was kidnapped, instead, she trusted in God to save him. And God did. The term used to describe her, glow-girl, really suits her.
I really recommend this book to all the readers out there. It is really an eye-opener and how the world can be.