by Tim LaHaye
Book 5 in Left Behind series (1999)
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
This is the fifth volume in the Left Behind series of novels based on New Testament prophecies about the end of life on Earth. In this book, the world has been visited by a plague of demon locusts that attack anyone without the seal of God etched on their foreheads.
Internet communication is becoming the primary means of maintaining unity within the underground resistance movement of believers. New global warfare threatens a third of the world’s population. And the Tribulation Force members deal with personal crises, including pregnancies and lost family members.
As the world’s thousands of believers gather in Jerusalem for a stadium rally, the Tribulation Force struggles with their own personal crises. Newspaper reporter Buck Williams and his wife, Chloe, question whether or not they should have a child when the future of the world is so uncertain. Meanwhile, Rayford Steele discovers the shocking truth about his wife, Amanda.
Nicolae Carpathia continues his rise to power, forcing believers underground. But Nicolae isn’t prepared for a plague of scorpion-like locusts tormenting his followers–with a pain so horrible that men try to kill themselves but aren’t allowed to die.