Friday, October 01, 2010

The Dead Rise First by Alton Ragan and Robert McLaughlin

Here is a brief synopsis of "The Dead Rise First":

Residents of Jordan, Oklahoma are dismayed to discover that a massive power outage knocked out all the electricity to the city. In fact, nothing with a computer chip is working. Cars, cell phones, video games are all suddenly useless. Local authorities suspect a terrorist attack; an EMP detonated to disable the nearby air force base. The frightened residents are cut off from the rest of the country and fear the attack may be widespread. Adding to the fear are several reports of "ghost" citings. Actually, not ghosts. These people are claiming their dead relatives are showing up in their houses alive.

Here is my review of this intriguing novel:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Alton Ragan and Robert McLaughlin and their publisher for sending me a copy of "The Dead Rise First" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

“The Dead Rise First: Rapture Countdown” by Alton Ragan and Robert D. McLaughlin is an intriguing novel focused on the end times of the New Testament Church. It details the Second Coming of Christ and leads up to the impending Rapture of the Church. How would you react if you heard a muffled explosion and then everything controlled by computer chips stopped working? Jennifer and Jack take action to protect their family and find some answers. With likeable characters like Y2K Willie, the story unfolds to reveal supernatural events on the kingdom calendar.

Personally, from my study of these coming events, I don’t believe that things will happen this way, but only God knows for certain. I thought it was a bit confusing having two major characters with similar names – Willie and Wilson. But I was able to keep them straight as long as I didn’t get too tired and let my mind wander. Overall, “The Dead Rise First” is an entertaining read.

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