This is the second in Brennan's exciting end times series. You would not have to read The Sacred Cipher first (read my review here) as enough of that story is provided in this one. But then you'd miss all the intense action leading up to this drama.
The Temple Mount was nearly destroyed by the earthquake and the Israelis and Muslim factions are fighting over control of the area. The Israelis are determined to get unquestioned sovereignty over it. But a faction of radical Islam has the goal of restoring the Caliphate. A powerful Muslim leader is moving to break the Israeli strength and institute the world domination of Islam.
The Israeli's plan is to erect another sacred structure on the Temple Mount. Caught in the middle of this is the U. S. President. He is a Christian and he is torn. Are the last days unfolding? Is this God's plan? He recruits Tom and his group to go to Israel and find the sacred structure and prevent the start of another world war. Unknown to Tom, there are deadly assassins out to keep him from completing his task.
This is another action packed novel from Brennan. Interwoven into the intrigue are historical facts and information on the current political situation in the Middle East. The author has included a note at the end of the book giving the historical background. You might want to read that first to really appreciate the novel.
If you like novels that take the current world political condition and relate it to possible biblical fulfillment, you'll like this book. You will learn a great deal and have an exciting read in the process. And the end of this novel is not the end of the story so I will be eagerly awaiting the next in this series.
Terry Brennan had an extensive career in journalism, winning several awards. He served eleven years as the vice president of operations for the Bowery Mission in New York City and is currently chief administrative officer for Care for the Homeless.
Kregel Publication, 368 pages.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.