Tuesday, November 6, 2012
BOOK REVIEW: Brink of Chaos by Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall
Brink of Chaos is set sometime in the future. In this time, United States citizens are required to have ID chips inserted into their bodies for tracking purposes. This regulation is new enough that some people do not yet have the chip.
Joshua Jordan, a retired Colonel, was a test pilot who flew combat missions in Iraq as well as U-2 spy planes over Iran. He has a degree from MIT and, as a civilian contractor, he developed the Return to Sender missile defense system. When the story opens he is living in exile in Israel having been wrongly accused of treason in the United States. His wife, Jordan, is restricted from leaving the country and has been separated from Joshua for two years because of the legal restraints. They have two grown children. Lt. Debbie Jordan who works in the Pentagon and 21-year old Cal Jordan.
From Israel, Joshua, along with two Israeli agents, frees a U.S. pilot from prison there. When the pilot, Captain Louder, gets back to the United States, he is awarded the Medal of Honor by President Jessica Tulrude who fails to mention (or let Louder say) that Joshua Jordan freed him.
Abigail Jordan, who is also Joshua's lawyer, is fighting to get the treason charges dropped. However, the administration is thwarting her all along the way.
For fans, this book is the final in the series and I think you'll find it as exciting as ever. However, if you haven't read the previous books in the series, you'll still like this one. It stands alone and gives background as needed without being repetitious.
I don't agree with the end time prophecy throughout the book, but it was still an exciting read.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.