Friday, August 26, 2011
The Alarmists by Don Hoesel
This novel is an exciting from page one to the end. How can it not be intriguing by the title alone??? ::wink::
Take the blurb, for instance...
The 2012 phenomenon that's going viral around the globe has led sociology professor Jameson Richards to study the impact on society when, like the Y2K scare, 12/21/12 comes and goes with hardly a wrinkle. This is the date that, according to the Mayan calendar, the doomsayers predict the world will end. Richards teams up with General Michaels, a scientist stationed at the Pentagon whose job it is to monitor the world's fanatics, keeping an eye out for potential terrorists.
Together they uncover something sinister going on beneath the surface, linked to billionaire and media mogul Jeremy Maxwell, who also happens to be a huge manufacturer of weapons systems. The 2012 date has captured Maxwell's attention too, and he's looking to cash in on the public's fear and paranoia. And what he instigates--along with his corrupt partners--nearly starts another war in the Middle East, while also bringing the world to its knees economically. It's up to the professor/general team to blow the whistle on Maxwell, hopefully in time to avert a major catastrophe.
Sounds good, huh? I think even my hubby wants to read this one, and well. Let's just say he hasn't even read all of MY books yet ;)
I think this novel is timely as so many people in today's culture seem to be searching for a new reason to panic. Whether it's Y2K (and how exciting did THAT turn out to be? ha) or Camping shouting it's the end of the world, or this upset over the Mayan calendar, etc., its always something. Maybe if we had more satisfying novels about these events people wouldn't try to force them into real life!
(though I digress, because the second coming of Christ IS actually coming, but probably not when Camping says. Nevertheless that IS a real event, whereas the rest is hype and panic. But you know what? If you trust in Jesus and have a personal relationship with Him, this is good news and not reason to panic)
Anyway - read this exciting novel! And buy your copy HERE!