The apocalypse has arrived: people are vanishing without warning, and a self-proclaimed messiah has emerged as a new world leader. In the midst of the destruction, news anchors Bronson Pearl and Helen Hannah, who've put their personal lives on hold amidst the destruction, begin to realize that the man the world believes is the messiah is actually evil. The Lalondes (Left Behind, Harvest House, 1995) have also produced a film based on this material, and the book often reads like a movie script, with an emphasis on action rather than characterization. The romantic relationship between the leads, as well as their religious conversions, seem particularly unbelievable. Buy only for demand.