Mark of Evil is the fourth book in The End Series by Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall.
From the book flap:
Economies have fallen, freedom has been suppressed, and peace is a distant memory. The world is falling apart. Joshua Jordan’s protege Ethan March, along with Jimmy Louder and Rivka Reuban have been left behind in a world that is rapidly coming under the complete influence of the Antichrist. Technology is growing by leaps and bounds, with BID-Tag implants, robotic police units, and drone-bots flying overhead . . . all designed to control and dominate those who resist the Antichrist’s reign of evil. As Biblical prophecy is fulfilled each new day, Ethan and the others in the Remnant struggle to eat, to procure necessary goods, and to avoid the Global Alliance—in short, to survive. But when the forces of evil attempt to pervert the world’s most powerful information system to their own sinister ends, eliminating everyone who gets in their way, it’s up to Ethan and the Remnant to subvert their dark ambitions.
This book has similar tones to the books of The Left Behind series that LaHaye also co-wrote. It is a fictionalized look at what end-times events might look like. Although the topic is the same as the Left Behind series, this series reflects technological advances made since the Left Behind series was concluded. I found the dialogue about the world economy and the function of electronic currency to be very interesting. The idea of BID-Tag implants, robotic police units, and drone-bots equipped with heat seekers could all be a reality in the future.
I am a big fan of LaHaye’s writing and I enjoyed this book as well. Some of the scenes were quite disturbing, but the reality is that turbulent times are coming. Although this book is the fourth book in the series, you don’t have to have read the first three to enjoy this one. I hadn’t read any of the other books, but I was able to pick up the book and get right on board with the characters, which is always great when reading a series out of order. The authors did a great job with alluding to past events in the books and what has happened to the characters, without going too in-depth.
If you are a fan of fictionalized accounts of end-time events, or if you liked the Left Behind series, you will probably enjoy this book, and series, too.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from BookSneeze in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.