Dynamic Romanian multimillionaire Nicolae Carpathia?'s sphere of influence steadily grows as he parlays his looks, charm, charisma, and intellectual brilliance into success in business and politics. But is it mere coincidence that those who oppose, offend, or even slight him suffer to the point of death? Leon Fortunato, a self-proclaimed kingmaker, takes on his life?'s challenge, coming alongside Carpathia during his most formative years. Pan-Con Airlines captain Rayford Steele has settled into an uneasy truce with his wife while worrying that he has already ascended as far as he can in his career. But when he is tapped for consultation by the CIA and the Defense Department, his star begins to rise as well. Irene Steele struggles to grow in her embryonic faith, careful not to offend her husband, who is uncomfortable with her level of devotion. Cameron Williams becomes a celebrated journalist, his career skyrocketing from an Ivy League education to newspaper reporter, then columnist, then magazine feature writer. Abdullah Ababneh, a young member of the Royal Jordanian Air Force, revels in his role as security adviser to the United States through Rayford Steele while facing the loss of his wife to a strange new religion. Six lives inexorably destined to intersect at the most pivotal moment in the history of mankind . . .LaHaye, Tim is the author of 'Regime Evil Advances Before They Were Left Behind', published 2005 under ISBN 9781414305769 and ISBN 1414305761.