From Library Journal
Under the tutelage of his German uncle, an unrepentant National Socialist, Trent Dillman from Sioux Falls has evolved into Jeremiah II, a self-proclaimed prophet and avenger. Publishing his new book of the Bible via the Internet, Jerry solidifies support among those who hate politicians and the rich. Jerry selects Laura Delaney, the charismatic anchor of a TV news magazine, to help spread his message and gives her details about his escalating acts of terror. From vigilante murders of criminals to a bomb on Wall Street to the theft of nuclear weapons, Jerry and his supporters step up their violence to destabilize society in a plot to found a separate nation, New America. Laura's lover, Steve Wallace, is the FBI agent in charge of capturing Jerry; both are obsessed with Laura. Too many characters in too many locales, too many implausible plot turns, and too much inflated phony King James rhetoric create chaos not only for society but for anyone trying to follow the plot. Unfortunately, New America takes root in South Dakota, and Jerry survives?to scheme for a sequel or maybe a movie deal.?Kathy Piehl, Mankato State Univ., Minn.
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