Jerry B. Jenkins’ books have sold more than 70 million copies, including the phenomenal Left Behind series, minting him as one of the best-selling novelists of all time. In his latest release, The Valley of the Dry Bones, Jenkins tells a thrilling tale of intrigue.
His futuristic portrayal of a dystopian California is set 17 years into the present drought, earthquakes and wildfires having left the state desolate. The President of the United States declares the state uninhabitable and orders California’s 39 million citizens to relocate. While from the air the state appears abandoned, fewer than 1% of the population refuse to leave – staying at their own risk.
In this inventive page-turner, a clash of cultures, ethnicities, religions, and politics triggers violence, pitting friend against friend with the future of the country at stake. Steeped in bravado, bloodshed, and deep devotion, this can’t-put-it-down thriller leaves readers wanting more.
I’ve read the Left Behind series which he co-wrote with Tim LaHaye. His books I, Saul and Empires End were both very intriguing. I’ve always liked his writing style as its interesting and keeps you reading.
The story itself I find could very well be something that could happen in the future and for those of you who enjoy books about events of the future this would be a good read. It’s a thriller but I found parts a bit slow.
The ending to me was a bit anti-climatic but the story itself is well thought out. I think I was expecting more at the end. More turmoil to overcome and I think I felt a little let down that there wasn’t more action to it. It seems to me that this is going to be a stand alone novel and as I did enjoy reading it I most likely will not pick it up for a second time.
That said I still enjoy Jerry Jenkins stories but this one will not be thought of as a favorite for me.
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