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The Cell [Kindle Edition]

Chris Hambleton
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"A shocking glimpse into post-Obama America..."
Years after the financial crash of 2008, America stumbles from crisis to crisis and continues to slog through the mire of the Great Recession.

National healthcare is finally a reality, but has brought with it unintended consequences for the sick, the unwanted, and the growing ranks of the elderly. Political assassinations and bombings have become all too common in the nation's capital. Elected officials rarely leave the safety of the Green Zone that surrounds the Capitol Complex.

America's Day of Reckoning - Debt Day - when the U.S. Treasury must borrow just to make the interest payments is less than a year away. Taxes at every level of government continue to rise, further crippling the free market mechanisms of small business and private enterprise.

With the passage of the Tolerance in Religion and Media Acts (TIRMA), churches have been forced to register and submit to content monitors, surrendering their rights to assemble and speak freely. The tea-parties and talk-radio - the last voices of opposition to the ever-expanding powers of Washington D.C. - have been all but silenced from the political process.

The Spirit of America has been broken. For the first time in history, people are leaving her fair shores for better opportunities in other lands. And though the candles of many churches in America have been extinguished, tiny flames of faith flicker and begin to grow.

But on the tenth anniversary of TIRMA, a priest makes final preparations to douse those flames and cut to the heart of the nation.

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About the Author

Chris Hambleton resides in Denver, Colorado where he is employed as a software developer and consultant. He has written several other novels, and his interests include software development, studying Bible prophecy, political science, Creation science, and archaeology. To learn more about Chris Hambleton and his other books, please visit his website at

Product Details

  • File Size: 533 KB
  • Print Length: 378 pages
  • Publisher: Xulon Press (June 22, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #599,486 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Makes us normal conservatives look bonkers June 17, 2012
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I did want to like this book, being a strong conservative myself. I thought the premise of the story - changes in America in the not-too-distant future - to be intriguing. I even underlined a few passages about the constitution and states' rights.
The more I read, the more disgusted I became. Instead of being an imaginitive story, it becomes more and more apparent as the book goes on that the author truly believes what he is writing as prophecy. And instead of being interesting and thought-provoking, it's just bigoted and preachy.
Again, I am a staunch conservative, and I abhor books like this because it reflects badly on the majority of conservatives, who, believe it or not, are not nutcases like what is portrayed in this book.
Also, the writing leaves a lot to be desired. The dialogue is bad. People do not talk with parentheses. The characters are boring. Save yourself a headache and pass on this book.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Doctrinaire and in need of editing June 12, 2012
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Really interesting premise, but lacking in nuance and in need of an editor. One word that the author needs to purge from his vocabulary is "smirk". He used it most inappropriately. Plus the usual herd of homonym errors.
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27 of 38 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth downloading, even if it is free. June 4, 2012
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Though this book may have been free, its certainly not worth the space on my kindle. The books description makes it clear that it is written from a right- wing point of view. Being fairly moderate when it comes to politics, initially I thought I may still be able to appreciate a good storyline. Unfortunately there isn' t one here to be appreciated. Reading this book is like watching Hannity, Rush and a the entire tea party puke into a toilet together.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Slow and very religious. August 28, 2012
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I had to force myself to finish this book after reading half of it and putting it down for a few weeks. It was very slow in the beginning, only picking up during the last three chapters. It did open my eyes to the possibility of the over liberalization of our country and government tyranny. However, it was told from a very conservative and religious point of view.

I'm glad I finished the book because it did get quite a bit more interesting near the end but it was torture to get there.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A story of where we're heading April 23, 2014
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This book deals with William, a former alcoholic who is now a Christian, and what he encounters in a latter-day world that sounds like post-Obamacare. Government intervention controls the lives of people, deciding who lives or dies and who gets medical care and who doesn't. Expect that elderly people are expendable. Churches have been closed and Christians meet in secret in small cell groups (thus the title). The Hamas (think Muslim gang members) patrol the streets, killing people at night, and the police do nothing. The book is a scary commentary on where we may be heading.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not what you think March 5, 2014
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This is where we are heading. Christian s need to take notice. Quit sitting on your laurels and just accepting what is going on just like John in this book. Step up, speak up. Don't let them take away our rights. We're to obey God, turn the other cheek but we are to stand up to bullies, and spread the gospel. Jesus was sent by God to save us from our sins. All we have to do is say yes to Jesus.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the cell was very thrilling . March 4, 2014
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I enjoyed the book a lot . it had a lot of action and some twistes in the story . a very good story line .
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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First let me state that I am a libertarian with conservative leanings.
What I liked about the book:
I agree with the author's premise of that America is going to hell in a handbasket due largely to liberal and secularism ideals pushing the country further and further to the lunatic left. I also liked the price: free. Once you are introduced to the two main characters the book flows well. The characters have some depth, they are flawed but you want them to overcome their obstacles and succeed. The Cell also has some really great quotes from America's founders and at the end of the book the author makes a decent argument for returning America back to it's Judeo-Christian roots and some of the problems facing conservatives.

What I didn't like:
The cell is preachy at times but given the premise this could really not be avoided. This may just be personal preference but the beginning of the book you are introduced to who you think is the main character, you're given his name, some of his traits, etc. only to find out that the first part of the book is really not about this fellow. The book also implies that if you do not become a born again, bible thumping, accept Jesus in your heart Christian you are destined for an everlasting burning hell. Chris Hambleton also sets up Islamic extremists as taking over America both religiously and politically and in essence driving Christianity underground. Nothing wrong with this fiction but it was over the top.

My opinion (for what it's worth):
There is nothing wrong with wanting to return the country to the vision of the founding fathers. But things can also go too far to the right. The born again nonsense of "being saved" as an example.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars must read
A riviting fiction so close to being real it's really scary. Best End Time novel I've read.
Published 1 month ago by Vickie L. Coughran
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your time
I did not care for this book at all! I wish there was a no star option!! Don't waste your time! Thank goodness I got it for free!!
Published 1 month ago by Lea Anna Moore
1.0 out of 5 stars Dystopian Teaparty Crap
I'm so glad that I downloaded it for free --- though the time spent looking at it was a waste. Badly written tea-party anti-Obama fiction with a purloined title. Read more
Published 6 months ago by also from cali
1.0 out of 5 stars really bad
seriously needs an editor - and some development - what a waste of time even looking - can anyone publish anything these days?
Published 6 months ago by louisa dyer
5.0 out of 5 stars The best written book I have read in ages!
This book left me chained to my chair until I finished it. I then bought the paperback for my son-in-law. I then bought this ebook for my pastor. Must read! Read more
Published 15 months ago by NCbrat
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok but suffers from a bit of an identity crisis
I have read other books by this author that I really enjoyed, so I expected that with this book also. And for the most part I did enjoy this book. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Beleafer
5.0 out of 5 stars The Cell: Twilight's Last Gleaming
one of the first books I purchased by Chris Hambleton. I plan to collect everything he has written.They are great.
Published 18 months ago by William H Barbry
4.0 out of 5 stars Sadly real & relavant
Well written and referenced
A warning that our country is ignoring
A must read for Christians in touch with the world
Published 20 months ago by Linda Abby
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
The Cell was an interesting story about what the future could possibly be like for Christians in the US. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Salster
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More About the Author

Chris Hambleton resides in Denver, Colorado where he is employed as a software developer and consultant. He has authored more than a dozen books, as well as developed several websites, software applications, and written software-related articles. His other interests include hiking, studying the Bible, reading American history and politics, along with devouring good fiction books. Recently, he has been learning to enjoy classical music.

To learn more about Chris Hambleton and his other books, please visit his website at

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