Have you heard about the new book by Amy Deardon? Well let me tell you, it's incredible.
In the not so distant future, the Israeli military has developed a prototypic time machine. As expected, believers in Yeshua (Jesus) create a politically explosive situation that threatens the balance of peace between Israel and nearby countries. The desperate secular Israeli government decide to send a team of four elite soldiers back to film the theft of Jesus’ body from the tomb and thus disprove Christianity. The team, consisting of a Special Forces soldier, an ex-American astronaut , an archaeologist, and a linguist, has exactly seventy-two hours to collect the video evidence.
Once the team jumps into the first century, they are drawn into a web of deception and death—the only way to escape is for the team to change the past. Meanwhile, back in the present, a traitor attempts to sabotage the mission and seize control of the military complex.
The Special Forces leader operating in the past is the only one who can reveal him, but he is trapped two thousand years away. Even with a time machine, time is running out...
Amy nailed this story. She created a balance between sci-fi and reality in a way you imagine this could actually happen. If you like suspense, this is your story. Furthermore, she also melted romance and action into a fast paced story that continually accelerates as it nears the end.
I couldn't believe how Amy concluded the story. To be honest, I was a little angry about it because she was impossible to out guess. What I expected to happen didn't. What I wanted to happen didn't. But that's a good thing, because she far exceeded my limited imagination. If you like twists, this story is for you.
I'm not a big fan of end-times fiction. It's too predictable and too boring. This story might have some elements of Israel on the brink of war, a threatened peace process, and a snaky politician who has his own agenda, but this is not typical end-times nonsense. The way Amy ends this story will make you stop and retrace the story line to see if you can catch the twist.
I might not be very good at analyzing books, but I can read people very well. I'm proud to call Amy my friend. She is a genuine believer who struggled with the truth until she finally surrendered to Christ based on historical and scientific evidence. Great job, Amy! I hope I'm not out of place to say that Amy is working on another story line with some of the same characters. If that next story is anything like Lever, then count me in.