Nicolae (3 Left Behind)(Paperback)Tim Lahaye & Jerry B Jenkins
ByTim Lahaye & Jerry B Jenkins
Size140 x 210 mm
Number of Pages448 pp
PublisherTyndale House Publishers
It was the worst of times; it was the worst of times.
Rayford Steele’s knees ached as he sat behind the wheel of
the rented Lincoln. He had dropped to the pavement at the
crushing realization of his pastor’s death. The physical pain,
though it would stay with him for days, would prove minor
compared to the mental anguish of having yet again lost one
of the dearest people in his life.
Rayford felt Amanda’s eyes on him. She laid one comfort-
ing hand on his thigh. In the backseat his daughter, Chloe,
and her husband, Buck, each had a hand on his shoulder.
What now? Rayford wondered. What do we do without
Bruce? Where do we go?
The Emergency Broadcast System station droned on with
the news of chaos, devastation, destruction, and cell phone
failure throughout the world. Unable to speak over the lump
in his throat, Rayford busied himself maneuvering his way
through the incongruous traffic jams. Why were people out?
What did they expect to see? Weren’t they afraid of more
bombs, or fallout?
“I need to get to the Chicago bureau office,” Buck said.
“You can use the car after we get to the church,” Rayford
managed. “I need to get the word out about Bruce.”
Global Community peacekeeping forces supervised local
police and emergency relief personnel directing traffic and
trying to get people to return to their homes. Rayford relied
on his many years in the Chicago area to use back roads and
side streets to get around the major thoroughfares, which
were hopelessly clogged.
Rayford wondered if he should have taken Buck up on his
offer to drive. But Rayford had not wanted to appear weak.
He shook his head. There’s no limit to the pilot’s ego! He felt as
if he could curl into a ball and cry himself to sleep.
Nearly two years since the vanishing of his wife and son,
along with millions of others, Rayford no longer harbored
illusions about his life in the twilight of history.