In the Not-Too-Distant Future
At twelve thousand feet, alarm bells started going off all over the cockpit of the Navy EA-6B Prowler. At first Captain Louder thought they’d run into a flock of birds, but they were much too high up.
“Captain,” shouted his lead ECM officer, Lieutenant Emmit Wilson, “on-board computers have crashed.”
“Screwed up, sir.”
“Everything’s bugging out, sir,” said his navigation officer, Lieutenant Jim Stewart, a bespectacled electronics nerd from the Naval Communications School at Pensacola.
“Were we hit?”
“Not that I can see, sir.”
Captain Louder glanced quickly at the jet engine to his left. No smoke, no oil. He glanced to his right. The other engine appeared equally sound. Everything seemed normal, but the instruments said otherwise: pressure dropping, fuel gauge empty, altimeter and directional indicators completely out of whack.
“I need answers, men.”
Though the crew was good at their jobs, they were young, and the person they usually looked to for answers was Captain Louder.
“That’s an order!”
“Sir,” said Lieutenant Wilson hesitantly, “all I can think of is that we were hit with some kind of massive electromagnetic charge, either internal or external, fried all our instruments or . . .”
“Or . . . ?”
“Or the Koreans have some new kind of sophisticated jamming system.”
“We’re supposed to be doing the jamming, not them.”
The Prowler’s chief mission was reconnaissance and radar suppression, its weapons sophisticated electronic jamming equipment and a single HARM - high-speed anti-radiation missile - that could seek out and destroy enemy radar defenses all on its own.
“What about sunspots, sir?” suggested Lieutenant Stewart.
“More likely we ran into Santa Claus,” growled Captain Louder as he fought to maintain control of the stick and keep the aircraft steady, “but it’s only September.” He didn’t need guesses now; he needed solutions - and fast.
“HQ Foxfire, this is Looking Glass, over,” he yelled into the radio. “HQ Foxfire, this is Looking Glass, do you read me, over.”
“We’re twenty minutes early on our verbal, sir. They’re not going to respond,” said Lieutenant Stewart.
“Or else the radio’s dead too. Anything still work on this plane?”
The youngest of the three ECMOs, Lieutenant Derrick Milius, a pimply faced twenty-one-year-old from Lubbock, Texas, shyly pulled an iPod out of his shirt pocket. He plugged it into the aircraft’s intercom. The twangy strains of Hank Williams Jr. filled the cockpit.
“A little inspiration, sir.”
The Edge of Apocalypse
Copyright © 2010 by Tim LaHaye
Tim LaHaye’s and Craig Parshall’s Edge of Apocalypse is a political thriller laced with End Times prophecy, ripped from the headlines of world events and filtered through Scripture.
Set in the near future, Edge of Apocalypse chronicles the earth-shattering events leading up to the Apocalypse as foretold in Revelation. Joshua Jordan, former U.S. spy-plane hero turned weapons designer, creates the world’s most sophisticated missile defense system, a laser shield code named Return to Sender. As Jordan works to secure America against new enemies, he finds himself trapped between international as well as domestic assailants. Global forces conspire to steal the defense weapon—and U.S. government leaders will do anything to stop the nation’s impending economic catastrophe, including selling out Jordan and his weapon.
With help from a group of powerfully connected Christian leaders known as The Patriots, Jordan struggles to save the nation from economic and moral collapse and to clear his name.
As world events begin setting the stage for the “end of days,” Jordan must consider not only biblical prophecies but also the personal price he must pay if he is to save his beloved nation.
Hardcover Book : 432 pages
Publisher: Zondervan Pub House ( April 20, 2010 )
Item #: 13-104625
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 1.062inches
Product Weight: 15.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
I wasn't sure if I would like an end of times type book, but this one was very interesting. Although I did not agree with all the comparisons to the Bible, I was glad it was not shoved down my throat. Although I do believe we are currently going through a kind of tribulation, I also believe that for the most part we will come out the other side stronger and more compassionate.
While reading this book my heart was racing. Reminds me of the events of now in the world.Full of intrigue. I wish my own faith was as strong as Abby's. Her faith was an inspiration to me. I strongly recommend this book. A glimpse of the near future, and how we need to look to God.
Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall should both be proud of this new series. It was a page-turner filled with suspense and surprises at every turn of the page. I can't wait for the next books in this series to be released. I felt like I was in touch with each of the characters by the way they were presented and knowing their reactions to the various scenarios throughout the book. Excellent Book!
Reviewer: Mike C
This book is so riviting, You won't want to put it down.. The setting feels like "real time events." It will make you think about God, his love for you, and your own peronal Journey of Faith! I can't wait for the next book. Tim Lahaye, and Craig Parshall, Great Book!!
I loved the book! I couldn't put it down! I was especially captivated by the relevancy of the topics discussed yet not in a preachy way. Today's politics were interwoven in future politics and allowed the reader to ponder how the happenings in our current administration can effect the future of our country. If you like the TV show "24" you will LOVE this book. It definitely set the story up for a sequel which I can't wait to read!!! Loved it!!!!