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End of State: Necessary Evils: A Time for Treason (Left Behind Political) Paperback – January 24, 2005

Book 3 of 3 in the End of State Series

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Product Details

  • Series: Left Behind Political (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (January 24, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1414300395
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414300399
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #653,400 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By John Wicklund on March 13, 2005
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The political series of "Left Behind" continues during the first few weeks after the Rapture with more political intrigue, murder, and ominous overtones as Nicolae, the future Antichrist, rises to power. The novel focuses most on Brad Benton, White House chief of staff, with subplots involving his friends: the head of FEMA (Mariette), Pastor Dumont, and the mayor of New York City. The writing and characterization is strong and has built upon the first two novels.

The only difficulty in the book is that the White House conspiracy underway is as incomprehensible as the Iran Contra scandal or Watergate. Basically, some businessman is siphoning off gold out of the country with the help and knowledge of Pentagon and White House cronies.

Several nostalgic touches in this novel are the cameo appearances by Rayford Steele, Buck Williams and Hattie Durham, main characters from the original "Left Behind" series.

Ms. Hart provides the gospel to the reader as she describes the post-Rapture evangelical message given by Pastor Marcus Dumont. Another plus she worked into the context of her writing.

Hopefully, there will be more in the series as book # 3 ends with the signing of a Middle East peace treaty and the beginning of the final 7-year period known as the Tribulation and Daniel's 70th Week. (Daniel 9:27).
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By TOMMY C ELLIS on April 4, 2005
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I like this series, because I am intrigued by politics. Ms. Hart's description of D.C. intrigue, protocol and culture sound informed and ring true. The action, characterization and dialogue are quite good. The key to Left Behind's political series is that it is intended for a Christian audience--or at least to readers who are sympathetic to evangelical spirituality. There is a lot of dialogue in these pages, and much of it will garner "amens" from the already converted.

Bottom-line: This is intelligent, realistic end-times fiction, with lots of political intrigue, and a direct Christian message. For those with minds open to spiritual discussion, Necessary Evil is an easy recommendation. For those who do not like to be preached at, or who tend to berate anything remotely "religious right," save yourself the antacid and avoid this whole series.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on February 8, 2005
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When National Press Secretary George Romero failed to appear at the White House Situation Room following the abrupt disappearance of millions of people, the Chief of Staff Brad Benton assumes his friend is dead. Pictures delivered to Brad prove that someone murdered George. Brad investigates, which leads to several attempts to kill him and his loved ones.

Brad works with Los Angeles Times reporter Liza Cannley who finds evidence that wealthy industrialist Victor Rudd, a major campaign contributor to President Fitzhugh's election efforts, abetted by Constantine Kostankis diverted gold from the Federal Reserve. They used their illegal gain to fund a covert operation using Abkhazian rebels to recapture a research facility from Muslin Fundamentalists with the conspiracy involving the White House, the Joint Chiefs, and high ranking Justice and State Department officials. However when the evidence s found the question remains of who to give it to since anyone in Washigton and connected to the president is suspect .

Unlike the first two tales in this series, the action centers on the heroic Brad who risks his life to expose high level corruption, murder and other illegalities in order to bring George's killers to justice. There is plenty of action especially as the perpetrators attempt to kill Brad. Though his enemies seem invincible and omnipotent in most matters, they are pathetic when it comes to erasing two fleas. Still Neesa Hart provides an enthralling refreshing and original post Rapture political thriller that emphasizes the international left behind crowd more than the religious implications.

Harriet Klausner
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Desiree Carpenter on September 8, 2005
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This book is very prolific and tellig of today's times. The writers are certainly MEANT to write these books and I appreciate the honesty that is between the lines about the way in which those in authority can and will operate. Thanks for this book. I am so ready ready for the next one.
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By Kindle Customer on September 18, 2013
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I have enjoyed both books in this series. It was fascinating to see how different authors can carry on the same theme and connect their plots! I'm looking forward to
reading the other books she has written.
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By L. Wells on March 9, 2009
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I was glad to find that Amazon.com had the last book in this three book series. The price was right and the shipping didn't take too lone. Will order again when the need arises.

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By John M. Pucher on April 29, 2010
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The 3rd book in the "End of State" triology was fast moving and kept up the pace. I hated to see the series end. Smooth, easy to read and it kept my attention.
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the book arrived in good shape and a timely manner. have enjoyed reading the series they are an easy read along with follow up books of other areas of impact.
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