Prologue: Thirty-eight months into the tribulation SOME of The Believers: Rayford Steele, mid-forties; former 747 captain for Pan-Continental; lost wife and son in the Rapture; former pilot for Global Community Potentate Nicolae Carpathia; original member of the Tribulation Force; an international fugitive now in exile at the safe house in Mount Prospect, Illinois Cameron("Buck") Williams, early thirties; former senior writer for Global Weekly; former publisher of Global Community Weekly for Carpathia; original member of the Trib Force; editor of cybermagazine The Truth; fugitive in exile at the safe house. Chloe Steele Williams, early twenties; former student, Standford University; lost mother and brother in the Rapture; daughter of Rayford; wife of Buck; mother of ten-month old Kenny Bruce; A vast network of house churches had spring up-seemingly spontaneously-with converted Jews, clearly part of the 144,000 witnesses, taking leadership positions. They taught their charges daily, based on the cyberspace sermons and lessons from the prolific Tsion Ben-Judah. Tens of thousands of such clandestine local house churches, their very existence flying the face of the all-inclusive Enigma Babylon One world Faith, saw courageous converts added to the church every day... In the most explosive episode yet in the continuing drama of those left behind, the Tribulation Force hurtles toward the four murders foretold in prophecy. Antichrist himself is prophesied to suffer a lethal head wound. As a supernatural horde of 200 million demonic horsemen slays a third of the remaining population, the Tribultion Force prepares for a future as fugitives. Yet another Force member dies, and other join as crises draw them around the globe.