Item description for Flee the Darkness (Millennium Bug Series #1) by Grant R. Jeffrey & Angela Hunt...
Overview As computer expert Daniel Prentice races to develop software that will solve the Y2K crisis, he falls under the spell of world leader Adrian Romulus. Suddenly Daniel's life is rent by incomprehensible forces: his opportunity to command power and wealth; his attraction to a beautiful woman; his loving mother's prayers for his soul. Can he Flee the Darkness, or will he be sucked into the vortex of evil?
In his first fiction thriller, prophecy expert and apologist Grant Jeffrey spins a chilling tale surrounding computer genius Daniel Prentice and a secret "millennium code." The code is used to solve a national bank chain's Year 2000 computer crisis which ultimately leads to a dangerous entanglement with a one-world government. Co-written with popular novelist Angela Hunt.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.02" Width: 6" Height: 0.91" Weight: 1.26 lbs.
Release Date Jun 11, 1999
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0849937604 ISBN13 9780849937606
Availability 0 units.
More About Grant R. Jeffrey & Angela Hunt
Dr. Grant Jeffrey is the best selling author of 21 books selling over 7 million copies. Grant is internationally respected as one of the leading authorities on Bible Prophecy and Apologetics, the evidence proving the truth of Christianity. He is recognized as one of the key researchers about scientific discoveries supporting the credibility of the Bible. His teaching on Prophecy and Apologetics has been presented on numerous international television and radio ministries throughout the world.
Grant R. Jeffrey currently resides in Toronto, Ontario. Grant R. Jeffrey was born in 1948.
Reviews - What do customers think about Flee the Darkness (Millennium Bug Series #1)?
Better writing than Left Behind--Too many dated references Mar 14, 2005
Jeffrey's plot and pacing match that of the Left Behind series. Where he shines is characterization. I could relate to Daniel, the guy-next-door hero, who stumbles upon eternal truths in through realistic, uncontrived, yet fascinating events. Likewise, the President's assistant is a compelling modern woman, who manages to be "normal", feminine, and yet a true heroine. We grow to like these people, care for them, and thus become engrossed in the story.
An odd factor in Jeffrey's writing--and this shows up in the follow-up novel, Dawn's Early Light, is how romance plays into the story. The love angle builds suspense, takes up a fair amount of pages, and yet ultimately ends up seeming like a factor the author through in because it is supposed to be there.
The key distraction for this story--seven years after the initial publication--is that too much of the material is dated. Basing a novel on Y2K proved a death nail for many novels (check out the reviews of Bob Bridges an Apocalyptic Fable for an example of the merciless ratings such books can receive). Beyond the Y2K element, several world leaders were mentioned, along with reasonable but ultimately erroneous guesses as to how they might play out historically. The story is still compelling, but the danger of a plot heavily based on a current news phenomenon is that once the issue passes, the writing loses its ability to attract.
Bottom-line: Read Dawn's Early Light first. It's written by the same authors and is less dated. If the writing proves compelling, this story is worth reading.
The characters were so realistic, I dreamed about them! Apr 7, 2001
I, too, have read the LEFT BEHIND series, and thought none other could be so all consuming. But I was transported from the first page and became totally involved with the characters. One night, when I awoke from a dream about the book events,I found that I was praying for the safety of the characters! I would say that WAS involvement. I have watched for additional books. When?
Decent, but far from great Jan 24, 2001
Flee The Darkness is not a bad novel, but that's about as far as it goes. If, like me, you have a taste for Christian Endtime fiction, you'll probably enjoy this novel. There's nothing wrong with it but, like many other novels in this genre, there's nothing standout about it either. If you're interested in reading a truly exceptional novel about Revelations, I would suggest We All Fall Down by Brian Caldwell. Caldwell uses Revelations, not just to imagine what it might be like, but to truly explore the nature of God an mankind. I read the novel three months ago, and I'm still thinking about it, God and myself. Flee is a good novel, it just doesn't come anywhere close to We All Fall Down.
Simply splendid, refreshing, vibrant, electric, & supersonic Mar 13, 2000
Only 2 words can describe this book - A triumph of nouns with a graceful multitude of adjectives, verbs, and the occasional splattering of gerunds.
Flee the Darkness Feb 7, 2000
Having read all the "Left Behind" series up to the most recent one ("Assassins"), I did not expect to find another book that would challenge the amount of enjoyment and encouragement that I received from that series. Much to my delight and pleasure, this book far surpassed that series. It is extremely well written and much more entertaining than any of the "Left Behind" series. I am presently reading the sequel, "By Dawn's Early Light" and find that, it too, is an excellent book. These books are definitely written for believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and who are eagerly awaiting his return. If you enjoyed LaHaye and Jenkins books, you will most certainly enjoy this book.