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Monday, April 4, 2011

The Alarmists

The world sits anxiously awaiting the outcome of December 21, 2012. Some places around the world are in panic mode, hording supplies, clearing out store shelves and acquiring any spare cash that they can, just in case.

We all know about the end of the Mayan calendar. People are speculating whether or not that will be the end of the world as we now know it. Some believe it's a religious sign of the times, perhaps the coming of the promised Savior the Bible speaks of. Others believe that nothing will happen except the same thing that happens every other day.

Yet the probability also exists that if one could make events happen to suggest that the myth of the end of the world on 12/21/12, isn't a myth after all, and provide evidence to convince people that the world is going to end, one could also stand to reason that there could be money to be made in it all.

Think about the panic generated on the coming weeks before Y2K. Some believed things would change, others thought it was a prolific sign of the end times and yet others believed nothing would change. We all know what happened, but what would have happened if 9/11 occurred on the eve on Y2K? Chaos? Panic?

Perhaps someone watched the way the world reacted and realized that should something happen again, there would be money in it.

Brent Michaels is a professor of sociology whose unique skill is seeing the order in the chaos of human interaction. When a special group of military scientists led by Colonel James Richards contracts Brent to work with his team, what they uncover will lead them to discover that someone is out there trying to play God.

I received the book The Alarmists by Don Hoesel compliments of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for my honest review. This one had me hanging by the edge of my seat. The reader is taken along a journey with Dr. Michaels to uncover seemingly uneventful circumstances happening all over the world that when viewed by themselves reveals nothing, such as an oil refinery fire. However when Dr. Michaels links the events together, you can see that a master puppeteer is manipulating world wide events in order to make a profit while causing global panic in light of the looming December 21st prophecy. I would rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars for the thrill ride alone!!

Here are even more great reviews along with information about the author and a sneak peek at the first chapter. This book is available in paperback and eBook formats.

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Alarmists
Bethany House (April 1, 2011)
Don Hoesel


Don Hoesel is a Web site designer for a Medicare carrier in Nashville, TN. He has a BA in Mass Communication from Taylor University and has published short fiction in Relief Journal. He was born and raised in Buffalo, NY but calls Spring Hill, Tennessee, with his wife and two children. The Alarmists is his third novel.


The 2012 phenomenon that's going viral around the globe has led sociology professor Jameson Richards to study the impact on society when, like the Y2K scare, 12/21/12 comes and goes with hardly a wrinkle.

This is the date that, according to the Mayan calendar, the doomsayers predict the world will end. Richards teams up with General Michaels, a scientist stationed at the Pentagon whose job it is to monitor the world's fanatics, keeping an eye out for potential terrorists. Together they uncover something sinister going on beneath the surface, linked to billionaire and media mogul Jeremy Maxwell, who also happens to be a huge manufacturer of weapons systems.

The 2012 date has captured Maxwell's attention too, and he's looking to cash in on the public's fear and paranoia. And what he instigates--along with his corrupt partners--nearly starts another war in the Middle East, while also bringing the world to its knees economically. It's up to the professor/general team to blow the whistle on Maxwell, hopefully in time to avert a major catastrophe.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Alarmists, go HERE

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a nail-biter! It also sounds like an interesting spin on the 2012 Mayan prophesy... Makes you wonder if some loony terrorists really will take advantage of the general sense of nervousness I'm sure people will be feeling around that day.


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