Edge of Apocalypse, First book in ’The End’ series provides "fresh twist" on Left Behind series


Edge of Apocalypse, First book in ’The End’ series provides “fresh twist” on Left Behind series

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Edge of Apocalypse, First book in ’The End’ series provides “fresh twist” on Left Behind series

By Michael Ireland
Chief Correspondent, ASSIST News Service


(ANS) — Three years after the success of the Left Behind final installment, author Tim LaHaye returns to publish ‘Edge of Apocalypse’, an apocalyptic epic infused with political intrigue ripped from today’s headlines, the first book in a new series called The End.

Cover artwork for Edge of Apocalypse
(Photo Courtesy: Zondervan).

Zondervan, a world leader in Christian communications, has signed an agreement with attorney Craig Parshall and Tim LaHaye, creator and co-author of the world-renowned Left Behind series.

“I’m thrilled to partner with Zondervan to produce a series hopefully even more innovative than Left Behind,” said LaHaye.

“While my past works have piqued interest in biblical prophecy on a global level, The End series includes many prophecies that were not covered in Left Behind.”

According to a media release, Edge of Apocalypse jumpstarts the series as military-hero-turned-inventor Joshua Jordan attempts to save Manhattan from two nuclear missiles.

Using his Return to Sender military defense system, Jordan finds himself facing an unbearable ransom to the nation he loves.

As tensions escalate and global alliances topple, only Jordan and a secret group known only as The Patriots can save the United States from terrorists abroad and traitors within.

Set in the very near future, The End series chronicles the earth shattering events which eventually lead up to the Rapture and the beginning of the prophesied Last Days of mankind.

www.charismamag.com  , in its review of the new book, outlines the plot of this Last Days thriller.

Joshua Jordan, former U.S. spy-plane-hero-turned-weapons-designer, has created a missile defense system christened “Return to Sender.” He uses it to diffuse a North Korean attack intended to level New York City.

Following that success, he is caught in a web of political double-dealing, international intrigue and personal danger.

Jordan′s integrity, personal values and patriotism are put to the test, as he feels his wife pushing him to accept a Savior he is not ready for.

With a vice president who is actively vocal about her plans to be the next president and a president who is strangely AWOL when needed most, it’s difficult for Jordan to distinguish the heroes from the villains.

Charismamag.com says: “Though it’s fiction combined with eschatology, Edge of Apocalypse has a realistic feel, as if it were lifted from tomorrow’s headlines. Readers seeking end-times adventure will welcome this action-packed beginning and look forward to future releases in the series.”

“We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Tim and Craig on this new series,” said Zondervan CEO Moe Girkins.

“We believe that starting with Edge of Apocalypse; this series will make you think while exploring your faith.”

Edge of Apocalypse released worldwide on April 20, 2010 with a first print run of 500,000 copies.

Tim LaHaye is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 70 nonfiction books, many on biblical prophecy and End Times, and is the coauthor of the record-shattering Left Behind series. He is considered one of America’s foremost authorities on biblical end times prophecy.

Craig Parshall is a highly successful lawyer from the Washington D.C. area and the author of the legal thrillers, Chamber of Justice series. He has also co-authored three books with his wife Janet including their new Thistle and Cross Series.

Zondervan, a HarperCollins company, is a world leader in Christian communications and the leading Christian publishing brand. For more than 75 years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through general and academic resources by influential leaders and emerging voices, and been honored with more Christian Book Awards than any other publisher.

Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with offices in San Diego and Miami, Zondervan conducts events and publishes its bestselling Bibles, books, audio, video, curriculum, software, and digital products through its Zondervan, eZondervan, Zonderkidz, Youth Specialties, Editorial Vida, and National Pastors Convention brands.

Zondervan resources are sold worldwide through retail stores, online, and by Zondervan ChurchSource, and are translated into nearly 200 languages in more than 60 countries. Visit Zondervan on the Internet at www.zondervan.com  (mobile site: zvan.mobi  ).


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** Michael Ireland, Chief Correspondent of ANS, is an international British freelance journalist who was formerly a reporter with a London (United Kingdom) newspaper and has been a frequent contributor to UCB Europe, a British Christian radio station. While in the UK, Michael traveled to Canada and the United States, Albania,Yugoslavia, Holland, Germany,and Czechoslovakia. He has reported for ANS from Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Israel, Jordan, China,and Russia. Michael’s volunteer involvement with ASSIST News Service is a sponsored ministry department — ‘Michael Ireland Media Missionary’ (MIMM) — of A.C.T. International of P.O.Box 1649, Brentwood, TN 37024-1649,at: Artists in Christian Testimony (A.C.T.) International where you can donate online to support his stated mission of ‘Truth Through Christian Journalism.’ If you have a news or feature story idea for Michael, please contact him at: ANS Chief Reporter

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