Joshua Jordan's reputation is on the line when his controversial RTS system fails to protect Flight 199 as it takes off from Chicago and is show down by a terrorist missile. The government is taking no chances and starts an investigation of Joshua's entire defense program. Unfortunately, the Israelis, longtime allies of the United States, are desperate for the technology. When Joshua flies to the Middle East to assure them of the RTS's reliability, he is captured by the Iranians who wan the secret for the defense tool for their own use.
- Reading level: Ages 18-99
- Hardcover: 368 pages
- Publisher: Zondervan (June 28, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0310326370
- Review copy provided by Zondervan
About the book from the inside front cover:
With Joshua out of the country, Abigail Jordan is left in charge of the Roundtable and sets out to defend her husband to the media and to the commission set up to investigate RTS. But America is under attack - a bombing in the Mall of America and rumors of even more potential atrocities have this covert team desperate to find additional bombs before they are set off.
As man vs. man and nation vs. nation come together in an epic battle, nature takes over and makes the final blow. And as world events begin setting the stage for the "end of days' foretold in Revelation, Joshua Jordan must weigh the personal price he must pay to save the nation he loves.
From Tim LaHaye, creator and coauthor of the world-renowned Left Behind Series - the most successful adult fiction series ever written - and Craig Parshall comes this epic story ripped from the headlines of world events and filtered through Scriptural prophecy. Set in the very near future, Thunder of Heaven chronicles the earth-shattering events leading up to the Apocalypse foretold in Revelation.
My take on this book:
End time drama, full of page turning action, packed with suspense is what you will find in "Thunder Of Heaven," which is the second book in The End series.
I have never read anything by either of these authors, and really wish I would have read the first book in this series before reading this one. That said once I got a feel for who the characters were the plot of the story kept me riveted. Imagine not only that Israel is under attack but so is America, someone is planning on dropping a nuclear bomb in New York. Joshua Jordan knows this is about to happen and the thing is no one in government will listen to him. So he and his underground group of patriots will do whatever it takes to try and stop the attacks. Can they succeed?
End time bible prophesy stories have never really been my cup of tea, but this book was so realistically written that I may have to rethink that. The characters are well fleshed out and I found Joshua's character, who is a non believer quite realistic, it was interesting to see him grow spiritually through out the story. The ending of the story left me anxious for the next installment.
If your a fan of end-time fiction or are just looking for a page turning suspense that has definite spiritual undertones then your certainly going got enjoy this one, although I would recommend reading the books in order.