Item description for The Europa Conspiracy (Babylon Rising, Book 3) by Tim LaHaye & Bob Phillips...
Overview Tim LaHaye has called Babylon Rising his most exciting series ever, and The Europa Conspiracy is the most thrilling and suspenseful installment yet. Reaching back to some of the most dramatic and prophetically significant stories of the Bible, and forward to the creation of ultimate evil in the modern world, the awe-inspiring revelations never let up. It begins when Michael Murphy heads to the ancient city of Babylon in pursuit of one of the most famous and mystifying of Biblical prophecies: The Handwriting on the Wall. But the closer he gets to deciphering the true meaning of Daniel?s ancient message for our troubled times, the closer Murphy comes to a shattering confrontation with the forces of darkness that will cause the earth itself to tremble.
In The Europa Conspiracy, Tim LaHaye once again shows how his thrill-a-minute storytelling and deep understanding of the Bible have combined to make him one of today?s most popular and influential fiction authors.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.8" Height: 1.2" Weight: 1.36 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2005
Publisher RANDOM HOUSE #22
Series Babylon Rising
Series Number 3
ISBN 0553803247 ISBN13 9780553803242
Availability 0 units.
More About Tim LaHaye & Bob Phillips
Dr. Tim LaHaye is a renowned prophecy scholar, minister, and author. His Left Behind(R) series is the bestselling Christian fiction series of all time. He and his wife, Beverly, live in southern California. They have four children and nine grandchildren. Greg Dinallo is a veteran suspense novelist. He lives with his wife, Gloria, in New York City.
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Tim LaHaye currently resides in the state of California. Tim LaHaye was born in 1926.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Europa Conspiracy (Babylon Rising, Book 3)?
So-so and WHAT? May 18, 2008
This was a blatant commercial product gimmick with such an inconclusive ending. Yes, y'all, it really was preachy -- maybe because things were repeated. What action it had was fun, though. That's the say something nice and I will have to keep reading.
What happened at the almost-end? They wouldn't have the camera if it had not been retrieved, right? The poor man's wife and kids really needed him home, right? So why were they mourning him at the end?
There were other little inconsistencies, but they probably weren't noticed by people who do speed reading: Drinking Turkish coffee out of a glass (it's a custom, isn't it?) and then carefully setting the cup down in the saucer. Suddenly standing up before the professor had cleared off a chair as a place for Murphy to sit.
Babylon Rising Series: The Europa Conspiracy Dec 3, 2007
Just like the Left Behind Series, Tim LaHaye does a wonderful job of using fiction to teach real bible stories. Professor Murphy continues his quest to find bibial artifacts in this 3rd book of the series. The action is great, the villians are nasty.
Back on track Oct 14, 2007
I was not impressed with "Babylon Rising: The Secret on Ararat (Babylon Rising) but I did enjoy this installment of the Babylon Rising Series. This is "The Da Vinci Code for Christians. The antagonists are believable and their assassin is so evil that you look over your shoulder to see if he is watching you. Again I was inspired to open my Bible to the Book of Daniel and reread what is written there.
great book! May 7, 2007
As usual, another great book from Tim LaHaye. Not too nuts about the ending, but that just means i have to buy the next book :)
Third Installment in the Babylon Rising Series Jan 25, 2007
The third book in Tim LaHaye's Babylon Rising series once again pits biblical archeologist Michael Murphy against the indefatigably evil Talon and the mysterious group of would-be world dominators known only as "The Seven." In book one, Murphy went in search of the golden head of King Nebuchadnezzar's famous statue and Moses' bronze serpent; book two found Murphy in Turkey searching for and ultimately finding Noah's Ark. In The Europa Conspiracy, Murphy is at it again, this time looking for the remains of King Belshazzar's writing on the wall.
The book, like the previous two, opens with Michael Murphy battling the sinister intent of his mischievous benefactor, Methuselah. When he finds the clue Methuselah left for him, Murphy instantly knows that his goal is the handwriting on the wall, and he makes plans to return to Babylon. Accompanying him is the beautiful Isis, with whom Murphy falls in love during the course of the story, the fact that she is not a Christian notwithstanding.
Murphy does in fact uncover the location of the handwriting on the wall with no difficulty whatsoever, since Methuselah tells him exactly where it is. Along the way, Murphy helps in thwarting a terrorist plot to blow up the Washington Bridge in New York and learns that the Antichrist has been born and is waiting to assume control of a yet-to-be-established one-world government as soon as the United Nations is relocated to Babylon.
Like its predecessors, The Europa Conspiracy is implausible, unengaging, and largely uncompelling. The characters are as shallow as ever, dialog reads like a high-school play, and the central premise teeters precariously on the border between merely unbelievable and patently ridiculous. The idea that an Illuminati-like group of seven anonymous yet nearly omnipotent individuals is directly responsible for everything from the state of the U.S. economy to the price of Middle Eastern oil to the decline of American morality is absurd.
One thing writer Bob Phillips does fairly well is action scenes, and the highlight of the book is an extended sequence in which Michael Murphy becomes aware of and assists in the dismantling of a terrorist plot to destroy New York's Washington Bridge. The book's cliffhanger of a closing scene is also fairly well done, except for the unforgivable editorial blunder of having a character switch back and forth between having been killed in a catastrophic earthquake and being safe and on the way home to his family. Periodic narrative flashbacks to the prophet Daniel's experiences in ancient Babylon are also of some interest.
Christian content is plentiful, though rather pedantic. The unexpected death of one of the key characters from a previous book adds a small amount of emotional drama (though not nearly as much as book 1, when Michael Murphy's wife was killed in a church bombing). The title refers to the plan of "The Seven" for the European Union (according to legend, the continent of Europe was named after Zeus's lover Europa) to take over the world.
Though it will likely be a best-seller based on name recognition alone, this book is a sophomoric followup to two mediocre prequels. It falls far short of the intrigue of the Left Behind series (LaHaye's phenomenally successful venture with writer Jerry Jenkins) and its quasi-juvenile writing and utter lack of careful editing or proofreading should ensure a quick trip to Bantam's backlist.