Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Alarmists... a book review

The Alarmists
by Don Hoesel

How does an elite army unit and a dusty professor of sociology work together to save the world?

Colonel Richards leads up an elite Pentagon unit of "scientist" soldiers who travel the world collecting data from geological disturbances and other unknown events on the Armed Forces Global Threat Assessment.  When the colonel feels there is a pattern emerging, he brings in Brent Michaels, a well-known sociology professor.  His specialty "is seeing order in the chaos of human interaction."  Brent is now on Colonel Richards team to uncover the reason the world is spiraling downward toward doomsday... the end of the world!

"It's December 2012 and the world is approaching the brink of panic-the timing of which eerily coincides with the ending of the Mayan calendar.  but, beneath the despair of both fanatics and doomsayers, and amid a rising tide of both man-made and natural disasters, something far more dangerous emerges."  Are these disasters all natural or is someone directly involved for personal reasons?

Colonel Richards' team only has until December 21, 2012, to thwart the end of the world.  Do they manage to find the correlations in all the data?  Are the Mayans correct in their assessment of the end times?

Click HERE to read an excerpt from the book.

I found the beginning of the book to be slow, both in character development and plot.  About 1/4th into the book, the plot picked up and the characters are better developed.   This book didn't hold me captive, but the story line was interesting.

My rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I received a complimentary copy of this book for my review from Bethany House Publisher.


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