by Tim LaHaye
Book 1 in Before They Were Left Behind series (2005)
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Marilena Carpathia has only one dream: to be a mother. So when a mysterious clairvoyant promises the fulfillment of this dream, Marilena does not hesitate.
Through genetic engineering and the power of the prince of darkness himself, Marilena is about to become a chosen vessel, one who will unknowingly give birth to the greatest evil the world has ever known.
Halfway around the world, God s plans are subtly being carried out too. Young Ray Steele is determined to avoid one day taking over the family business. Instead, Ray sets his heart on becoming a pilot. . . .
Soon Carpathia s and Steele s lives will intersect. And good and evil will clash in an explosion that will shake the world.