Natalie Flynn, a minor character in 1 Step Away, takes the lead role. After a chance encounter at a Nashville book festival, she starts dating a suave, young politician, Reuben Black. Natalie has no idea Reuben is friends with some very dangerous people. These friends deal in information, and knowledge is their form of gold. Recent technological advances have allowed for widespread use of RFID tagging (radio-frequency ID), and Reuben's friends are growing richer by the day. To do so, though, they are endangering the lives of society's mentally and financially destitute. 2 Seconds Late is a tale of modern characters faced with ethical and life-altering decisions. Natalie, in some parallels to the biblical story of Esther, has been positioned for such a time as this, but every second counts, and already she may be too late.
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About the Author
Eric Wilson is a NY Times best-selling author. He has traveled in 35 countries, earned a degree in theology, and spent over 21 years married to his sweetheart. 2 Seconds Late is his twelfth novel. His novelization of the hit film Fireproof won a Gold Medallion Award for best Christian fiction of the year. Eric has written articles for numerous magazines and reviewed hundreds of novels. He loves sports, chess, books, and the great outdoors.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Natalie Flynn was a minor character in the first book, but really played a large roll when it came to what happened to her in it. It's nice to see her back, especially since we get to see a part of what happend to her in the first book that we didn't get to see. In this book, she has moved on past the experience and gotten back on track with her schooling. She meets up with Reuben King, who is spearheading a campaign that includes the latest advances in technology for RFID tagging. Little does she know the power force that he has aligned with to make all of them rich and powerful. Does Natalie finally figure out how to stop these people from ruining the lives of millions? Does Reuben "wake-up" and see the destruction this power could cause? You guessed it again, you're getting so smart.... READ THE BOOK! This book was both quick and enjoyable read. Mr. Wilson has a very fluid writing style that practically keeps you hooked from the first page. This was a book where, "I'll just read one more chapter" became several more chapters.... I enjoyed the character of Reuben as well. It is always refreshing to see people in power that struggle with that power and seeing how they overcome those struggles and do the right thing.
Rarely does a sequel surpass its prequel; however, as good as "1 Step Away" was, "2 Seconds Late" does just that. Mr. Wilson has ratcheted up the stakes by more than one notch and on more than one level in this second installment in the "By The Numbers" series. And, if you've had the pleasure of reading "1 Step Away," you'll agree that's saying something. The Vreeland family from "1 Step Away" takes one step aside to cede center stage to Natalie Flynn, young governess to the Vreeland youngsters and stoic survivor of her own painful childhood. Natalie has moved on to better herself intellectually through education, spiritually through the church, and emotionally through a surprising (in more ways than one, it turns out) relationship with state representative Reuben King. But there's more at stake than Natalie's future. Much more. Representative King chairs a committee charged to determine the future of Bill 6336, which permits the implantation of tracking microchips in people for the ostensible purpose of protecting them from harm: children from kidnapping, the helpless from exploitation, and the like. Ethical, political and sinister pressures for and against 6336 beat against him like the driven tide of a perfect storm. But what turns the tables for him is Natalie's influence, based upon her own abduction a year earlier. At least it does at first... Sound fairly simple? What's more to tell? Oh my goodness, a whole bunch, springing from the capable keyboard of an accomplished storyteller like Eric Wilson. Mix Natalie's father's well-meaning (albeit misguided) agenda, the personal vendetta of an enigmatic Russian special ops veteran, and the greed of the ambitious owner of a multi-million dollar corporation that stands to become a multi-billion dollar corporation with the passage of 6336, stir well, don't bother to let set, and you've got a recipe for an explosive tale of political intrigue and personal danger. Enmeshed in the storyline, Mr. Wilson presents thought-provoking moral, ethical, and spiritual conumdrums through a multi-dimensional cast of characters who defy you to love them purely or hate them wholly. Well, okay, a couple of them you might have no problem hating wholly. And there's one or two who are pretty lovable. But you know what I mean... :-) There's a reason Mr. Wilson is a NY Times best-selling author. And he's proven it again. You really oughta get this book.
Eric is one of my favorite Christian authors who keeps it real. He explores the nitty gritty of where heaven meets hell and our struggle in the midst of it. I fully enjoyed this book and found it challenging to put the book down. This books follows Natalie, a minor character in One Step Away, and follows her journey filled with human error, love, enemies, and honest questions about God's role in her life. I found the story reviting, and loved how he brought in characters from some of his previous books. If you can, read his other works before jumping into this one. Eric gives us a honest glimpse into God's working in our lives... not a snapshot of cute puppies and pretty flowers, but a gritty and sometimes painful taste of our own humanity, and God's mercy in the middle of it, even if we don't recognize it. An enjoyable read, but one where I know Eric is laying puzzle pieces right in front of you...but you got to pay attention. I can't wait for his next book, due out this fall.
Eric Wilson in his new book “Two Seconds Late” Book Two in the By The Numbers series published by Kingstone Publishing takes us back into the life of Natalie Flynn. From the back cover: Microchips in humans…Lifesaving option? Or dangerous ploy? Natalie Flynn has faced fears of her own. Now, as she dates Rueben King, a powerful young politician, she is in position to influence his vote on a groundbreaking new bill that paves the way for the microchipping of humans. What she doesn’t know is that others are also pulling strings–and shaping a deadly conspiracy. In a modern spin on the Biblical story of Esther, Natalie’s been raised up for “such a time as this.” But in the race against time, is she already too late? For me one of the most frightening aspects of the future portrayed in the book of Revelation is the mark of the beast. A mark, placed on the back of the hand or forehead, that lets you do business. Without this mark no one will be able to go to a store and buy or have savings or work. In Eric Wilson’s” Two Seconds Late” there is a company that makes microchips that is lobbying to pass legislation that will make them legal and have them implanted in humans. They are already, illegally, implanting their chips in select humans so they can show what the chips are capable of to potential buyers. This company will stop at nothing to have this legislation passed including murder and blackmail. “Two Seconds Late” is a page-flipping thriller where not only is Natalie’s life in danger but the lives of others as well. Mr. Wilson’s great skill is not only in creating suspenseful plots but in his marvelous characterizations. From Natalie and Darcy Page, the corporate head, all the way down to minor characters they all come to life and we sit on the edge of our seats and we root for them to succeed in the face of what seems like overwhelming odds. “Two Seconds Late” is a great read with Mr. Wilson making us flip the pages as fast as we can because we want to know what happens with Natalie and see if she survive and puts the bad guys out of business. I do not recommend starting this book late at night because it will cost you sleep as you will not want to put it down. Mr. Wilson is an excellent writer and knows how to twist your nerve endings as he tightens the suspense. I am looking forward to the next book in this series. If you would like to listen to interviews with other authors and professionals please go to Kingdom Highlights where they are available On Demand. To listen to 24 hours non-stop, commercial free Christian music please visit our internet radio station Kingdom Airwaves Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Kingstone Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”