The Regime (Before They Were Left Behind)
The Regime - Before They Were Left Behind Author:Jerry B. Jenkins, Tim F. LaHaye Dynamic Romanian multimillionaire Nicolae Carpathia?s sphere of influence steadily grows as he parlays his looks, charm, charisma, and intellectual brilliance into success in business and politics. But is it mere coincidence that those who oppose, offend, or even slight him suffer to the point of death? — Leon Fortunato, a self-proclaimed kingmak... more »er, takes on his life?s challenge, coming alongside Carpathia during his most formative years.
Pan-Con Airlines captain Rayford Steele has settled into an uneasy truce with his wife while worrying that he has already ascended as far as he can in his career. But when he is tapped for consultation by the CIA and the Defense Department, his star begins to rise as well.
Irene Steele struggles to grow in her embryonic faith, careful not to offend her husband, who is uncomfortable with her level of devotion.
Cameron Williams becomes a celebrated journalist, his career skyrocketing from an Ivy League education to newspaper reporter, then columnist, then magazine feature writer.
Abdullah Ababneh, a young member of the Royal Jordanian Air Force, revels in his role as security adviser to the United States through Rayford Steele while facing the loss of his wife to a strange new religion.
Six lives inexorably destined to intersect at the most pivotal moment in the history of mankind . . .« less
I did not find this the best in the series. It did not add much to the character development or the understanding of why the characters acted the way they did. I found most of the characters-- both the good guys and bad guys annoying in this book. This was a cookie cutter book that made both Christians and non-christinas look like idiots. I did like The Rising which was the other prequel. This one however was not worth my time.
The first prequel of the Left Behind series was very interesting. This one wasn't so much. There wasn't much excitement in it. It was interesting to see how some of the characters got where they are in the Left Behind book, but some of it was a little boring. I'm not really looking forward to reading the 3rd prequel because I'm guessing it will be more of the same as this one.
This is the second official book of this series. In this book, Nicolae starts to develop his evil side. The people who oppose him start to "disappear" and he his cheating his way up to the top to achieve his goals. Rayford's life is getting worse as well as he and his wife are having an argument about her growing interest in Christianity. He is also trying to develop a new relationship with a flight attendant he works with. Many faithless in Christianity are talked about in this book and their proplems/reasons for being faithless in Christianity. A massive war is talked about in Israel before the book ends.