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Overview In this much-anticpated conclusion to the Apocalypse series, "Goose" Gander is trapped by the carnage of war in the Middle East. He discovers that those in power within his own forces are determined to bring him down.
Publishers Description In this a much anticipated conclusion to the Apocalypse series, First Sergeant "Goose" Gander of the United States Army Rangers is in over his head, and he knows it. Trapped by the Rapture in the carnage of Middle Eastern shooting war, far from his wife and kid back home, he's living every day on the edge, afraid each moment might be his last, terrified that he'll never see the people he loves again. The war on the Syrian/Turkish border is heating up, and the opposition armies and the local warlords are skirmishing for power in a no-man's land filled with innocent victims that Goose hopes to protect.Goose soon discovers elements within his own forces, fearful of his leadership, are determined to bring him down. With everybody gunning for him, Goose is going to need a miracle to pull off his mission. Even as he struggles to believe in the God of miracles, Goose is about to discover the power of redemption and the bulwark of pure faith. And as the Hand of God closes over him and he accepts salvation, Goose Gander will finally find the peace he seeks, even as the war-torn land around him explodes in violence.
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.18" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.67" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2008
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
Series Left Behind Apocalypse
Series Number 4
ISBN 1414316364 ISBN13 9781414316369
Availability 0 units.
More About Mel Odom
Mel Odom lives in Oklahoma with his wife and children. He's written dozens of novels in a variety of fields and many based on popular television shows and role-playing games. He currently teaches in the Professional Writing program at the University of Oklahoma.
Mel Odom currently resides in Moore, in the state of Oklahoma. Mel Odom was born in 1950.
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Apocalypse Unleashed Is Varnished Truth Nov 2, 2009
"Unleashed" continues the action that was unveiled in the first three books of the series. It keeps the story intact but loses some of the intensity of the first and second books. There is a major plot twist at the end of the book but that twist is totally in keeping with the subject that is the basis of the story. Unfortunately, words on paper cannot accurately describe the horrors and terrible atrocities that will take place when the actual events occur. I doubt that any author would really want to try.
The End? Aug 31, 2009
It looks like Odom is tired of this series and is stopping it without giving closing or understanding of the outcome of many of the characters introduced in the earlier books of this series. Enjoyed all four but disappointed at length of time between issues and the ending of the last edition.
enthralling Feb 3, 2009
In the not too distant future, one third of the world's population disappeared including all children under the age of thirteen; US Army First Sergeant "Goose" Gander's son was one who vanished. Goose is with his Rangers unit in the Mideast trying to prevent Syria from conquering Turkey. The Syrians are making deep inroads as Captain Cal Remington and his squad cannot repel the invaders.
While protecting a supply train, he notices a fire and goes inside to rescue the two teens trapped. The convoy gets ambushed because the fire was a deliberate distraction. Goose gets the men to safety, but afterward Remington places him under house arrest. That is short lived as the Syrians arrive; Goose breaks out to help in the evacuation. However, he and two other men fall behind enemy lines with assassins everywhere targeting Goose while the enemy methodically tightens its noose.
This is the long awaited final tale in the Apocalypse Left Behind Military saga (see APOCALYPSE DAWN, APOCALYPSE CRUCIBLE and APOCALYPSE BURNING); fans will feel the trial and tribulations of waiting worth the time as APOCALYPSE UNLEASHED is an enthralling pulse pumping tale. Besides Goose looking cooked, his wife Meg at Fort Bragg and other dependents of the entrapped Rangers establish a support group. Readers will learn what the CIA knows and does, and what Carpathian plans and also who obsesses over killing the hero and why. Fans will relish the tribulations military sidebar quartet as Goose running on empty is out of time.
What happens to a soldier in the Tribulation times Jan 26, 2009
This was a riveting story although a bit violent which is perfectly understandable in a war book. I don't have any military background but I was still right there in the field with First Sergeant Gander in Turkey and also right with his family at home on the military base in the USA. The emotions of the characters rang true, the mother who has lost her child but understands that it is the Tribulation and that her child is with God; and the soldier who is angry at the lost of his child and doesn't want to believe that he can no longer protect his family and especially his son even though he doesn't want to allow himself to think about it. Now he is in the midst of a war, can he trust those he has always trusted? Was his friend murdered because he was trying to convince the other soldiers that this was Tribulation and that they needed to make themselves right with God? Where will his path lead him, to or away from God? The author's character development is excellent and believable.
This is the fourth book in a series which is based on the Left Behind Series.
Long awaited ending Dec 16, 2008
Long overdue ending to a great series. Wish Mr. Odem had fleshed out the story line a little more. He still left some of his characters hanging.Thank you , Mr. Odem for finally giving all your fans a finished series. This complete series comes at a time where too much is going on in the world. We really need to take extra notice of the actual war taking place in the Middle East and what is to come. I hope this gives all the readers 'food-for-thought' regarding your near future spiritual lives.If you liked the original 'Left Behind Series', this military series drags you into the military aspect of the Rapture and how it effects everyones' lives, in Turkey with the Army Rangers and their families back in the states. Gripping reading especially now that the series is complete. Don't be surprised if you feel a little war torn at the end, but well worth the read !!!