Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Alarmist Alarms in All the Right Places

The Alarmists

By Don Hoesel

Colonel Richards and his team at the Pentagon have discovered an alarming number of ‘coincidental’ occurrences around the world that threaten security in ways they can’t quite interpret. So they call in Dr. Brent Michaels, a professor of Psychology, as a consultant to help analyze the data as it relates to human behavior. It isn’t the first time he’s assisted the government, but this case appears to be more global than anyone realized. Someone is capitalizing on the 2012 ‘end of the world’ fears by escalating catastrophic events, but that someone is rich and powerful enough to keep his or her movements practically invisible.

Working alongside Captain Madigan, or ‘Maddy’ a pretty young woman of faith, causes Michaels to rethink his atheistic mindset. He also has ample opportunity to reflect on eternity when in the course of research the two are shot at, and Maddy is wounded.

Following the team from the Pentagon to Texas, Afghanistan, Antarctica, and the exotic and wild Eritrea near Ethiopia, one is aware of the truly global nature of the modern world, and the inherent dangers that creates. I can’t tell you the ending, but I really liked the way Hoesel presented everyday people with a compelling Christian faith. 

I don’t normally like books with blood red covers. But I liked this one. After all, it is a book about the end of the world. 

I received a copy of The Alarmists free from Bethany House Publishers in return for my honest opinion.

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