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Assassins: Assignment--Jerusalem, Target--Antichrist (Left Behind #6)

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The seven-year Tribulation reaches its halfway mark in the sixth book of the blockbuster Left Behind series. After selling nearly two million copies since its release in August 1999, the trade paper edition will fuel new interest.
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published September 18th 2000 by Turtleback Books (first published 1999)
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Grampy
Due to my personal belief in the Bible, I have found this entire series to be extremely entertaining and sometimes a little scary. I strongly recommend reading the series in chronological order, or there will be a lot of details that won't make sense. I realize atheists, agnostics, other religions, and even some Christian sects will scoff at the whole concept of the series, and that is their prerogative. I still think they might find the books entertaining, regardless of their theistic leaning. ...more
Amanda
Apparently I am not quite in line with many of the other reviewers, but in my opinion this was not as good as the other books in the series. While I found the other books to be mostly fast-paced and suspenseful, "Assassins" seemed to drag in several places. It seemed like the authors were just trying too hard to make some things come to life. For example, to pull off some of the events that occur in the story, the characters need to use some extremely sophisticated technology that hasn't been in ...more
Alex
Somehow this book wasn't nearly as bad as the others. It's still rife with problems, though; the kid referenced in my last review is now 14 months old, even though by the end of the book it's 3 years, six months into the Apocalypse. Now, this might not seem like a big deal BUT: the parents don't meet until after the Rapture, and they didn't marry (and certainly weren't having premarital sex) until at least a year and half after said Rapture, probably slightly longer. Okay. we have two years. Add ...more
Katherine
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Paul Lunger
Book 6 of the Left Behind series is perhaps the best in the series thus far. In "Assassins" we find the various members of the Tribulation Force under attack & fighting for their lives in various parts of the world. We also witness the arrival of the 6th Trumpet Judgement of 200 million demonic horsemen who wipe out a third of the world's population in addition to Rayford Steele's intended quest to assassinate Carpathia. The story moves extremely quickly & keeps the events of the prior s ...more
Renee
Assassins , the sixth book in the Left Behind Series, presents an interesting moral dilemma. The Tribulation Saints know from their study of Scripture that someone will assassinate the Antichrist. Which is convenient since several characters become so enraged at Carpathia that they’re willing to be the ones to do it. However, Rayford Steele is now a believer. His growing anger at and hatred of Carpathia represent sin in his life that needs to be dealt with. Since Rayford isn’t willing to repent, ...more
Christopher Selmek
I am beginning to be disturbed by LaHaye's Christian fantasy world. Most of the characters spend the whole book being angry and threatening violence again the leader of the Global Community, who is guilty of lying and manipulating people. In other words, he's exactly like any other politician. Most of the book he doesn't even appear, just delegates the work of government. When he does appear, LaHaye glosses over huge sections with "a lot of people gave speeches"... "and then an earthquake happen ...more
Jeff Jones
Overall another good addition to the series. I was troubled by Rayfords funk that he's been in. It did make him more human but wished for more insight into his thinking.

Glad for the introduction of Ming. Knowing how her family becomes involved it is fun seeing how they are first mentioned.

The chill hanger was one of the best of the whole series.
Shauna
Ah Book #6! I didn't think I'd make it this far, but given the way this book ended I will be sure to read number 7. I have found myself skimming over more pages now. There are a lot of 'sermons' and also scripture that I tend to skim over. It is just too much for the story. Either way, I liked the book.
Karl
With my second go around with book series, each book contiune to be greater the next. And as I keep reading each book from the begining until now I get more anxious to read them all so I can get to the end of the series. First time go around with the series I read almost to the end and gave up because the more I read series the more I was getting bored with them.

Like with my previous reviews for series so far each book I am rereading feel completely new. One point I can recall things clearly, an
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Jeff Bowman
Quite a cliffhanger, suspenseful!
Pradheep
The Sixth book in the Left Behind series and it wasn't fast paced as the others until we get to the final few chapters where it picks up the pace once again.

There is a focus on the character of Rayford Steele and his conflicting thoughts with all the rage building within him. As with the previous books some characters are being killed off and others like "Leah" are appearing more frequently, at times more frequently than the established characters.

The author has put in this best effort to stick
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Victor Gentile
Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins in their book “Assassins” Book Six in the Left Behind series published by Tyndale House Publishers gives us the most thrilling tale yet: Assignment: Jerusalem, Target: Antichrist.

In the Bible book of Revelation it is clearly prophesied that the antichrist will suffer a head wound and die. Captain Rayford Steele wants to be the one who kills Nicolae and fulfills this prophecy. However, he is not the only one who wants Nicolae dead. In the meantime, Nicolae is worki
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Valerie
I need to quit reading into titles. I've never been one for reading the inside flap since they usually give the plot away (I've learned this series does not) and automatically assumed the title had something to do with the plot to kill Carpathia as opposed to what is foretold. I found the author's concept of the demonic horsemen intriguing. For them to only be seen by believers and for them to not harm them was not something I was expecting. I had a hard time with Rayford going into inexplicable ...more
Leane
6th book in the Left Behind Series. This story begins with Rayford feeling a desperate need to kill Nicolae Carpathia. He spends the entire novel angry with the members of the Force and ends up making his way to the Middle East to assassinate the potentate. A new member joins the Trib Force, nurse Leah Rose. Doctor Floyd dies after contracting the diease/poison that affected Hattie, who has run away to take her revenge on Carpathia. Buck heads to Israel to once again try and persuade friend Chai ...more
Danielle
This book made me truly made me think about salvation, and the aspects of human nature when chaos irrupts. Some of the characters in the book are rather annoying, such as Hattie Durham. I understand that while she wants to get revenge on the Anti-Christ she puts the people that she stays with in danger, by getting caught by the GC Peace Keeping Forces in order to Assassinate Nicolia Carpathia (Anti-Christ), her former lover, whose baby she was going to have until he had her poisoned, in which he ...more
Melissa
I didn't care very much for this book, especially when put up against the rest of the series. The characters that we have gotten to know don't act anything like what their personalities should have made them act like.

Rayford starts going into unexplained rages and noone will talk to him about it? Its not like any of these characters are shy about making people face there problems, but in this book they all have an excuse not to talk to one of their main teammates?

Of course, another member of th
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Carla René
After I found out our University library had these books, I checked out about five of them at a time and went to it, once I finished summer class.

Up till this point, I was enraptured with the series. But somewhere in this book, I began to become annoyed not with the story, but with the author. Suddenly, the poor grammar began jumping out at me; the strained reasons why the Tribulation Force needed to travel so far from their safe house (would they REALLY have put their lives on the line for some
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Seth Urbon
The book, "Assassins", by Tim Lahaye and Jerry Jenkins was a fantastic book. It followed the struggles of the Tribulation Force in their struggle against the world. Floyd, who was part of the Trib Force became sick with the disease that Hattie had. While they lost him, they added another member, Leah, a nurse from the hospital. While out at night at Leah's house, Rayford and Leah got into trouble with the Global Community, and the horsemen saved them. They still have a few members in the Global ...more
Shannon
I have never really cared for Rayford as a character; he very obviously considers himself better than others, and often makes snide comments to this effect, but he is in full on douchebag mode in this book. He is obsessed with getting the killing shot on Carpathia, to the point where he abandons his fellow believers to whatever fate and runs off on his own to be the big hero. Everyone in the "Trib Force, North America" comments on this and is aware of it, but they are all too chicken to call him ...more
Ashton
I'm not sure what I really think about this book. There were some things I really enjoyed and there were other things that I didn't like at all. I'm still not a fan of the way that the he does prologues but I've complained about that so much that it hardly seems important enough to keep complaining about. What I really, really disliked about this book was that Rayford, one of the main characters, has a major change of attitude/character that isn't really explained. Yes, he's angry and stressed a ...more
Simon Taylor
This is by far the best instalment yet of the apocalyptic drama Left Behind. Where recent instalments have been somewhat lacklustre, Assassins is fast-paced, constantly changing and contains substantial plot developments.

Talking plot, the “due time” constantly referred to be Eli and Moishe and the Wailing Wall (christened the Jerusalem Twosome by Carpathia) finally arrives with serious consequences for the two witnesses, Peter the Second and Carpathia himself. The novel makes no secret about wha
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Holly Lindquist
Poor Captain Rayford is filled with rage and murderous thoughts toward the Antichrist. Among the other characters in Book 6, his internal struggles stand out because, well, mostly because of sentences like this:
"His rage had not abated, but he had been able to tuck it on a high deck behind a pup tent in his brain."
What?
What does that even mean?
Just trying to imagine this mental scenario makes me long for the relatively clean ambiguities of a good David Lynch flick.
Pup tent? In his brain?
But
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Alex
I think this is going to be the last Left Behind book for me. I usually have a hard time stopping a series once I've started, but the last two have been abysmal. The writing has not improved, the characters have gotten even more annoying and unlikeable, and to top it off it's become very boring and repetitive. I had a hard time even finishing this one, and actually skipped ahead to the last 30 pages when I was only around page 250. I just couldn't take it anymore!

The ending was good, and ALMOST
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Pamela Hubbard
So far in this series, the Tribulation Force has gone into hiding and has weathered the tribulations that have taken over the earth. They have lost members and gained members, but things are only heating up as they reach the mid-point of the tribulation. Soon, the two witnesses will reach the end of their allotted days and Carpathia will be killed (only to rise again later). Multiple members of the force want the honor of killing Carpathia, but must battle their human wills against God's will. H ...more
Charlotte
The full name of Tim LaHaye's sixth venture into forcing Jerry B. Jenkins to ghost-write his cash cow for him? Assassins: Assignment: Jerusalem, Target: Antichrist. Man. This book could rival Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life in terms of excessive colons.

Marked this book as read because I'm sure I've read it sometime.
Ms.
This book does a much better prepping the reader for the text. The authors have added a cast of characters at the beginning to help the reader keep track of the expanding character list.
While the religious subject matter is dark throughout the series this book in particular is where the authors concentrate on the especially dark subjects. It is heavier than the other books and full of a lot more blood and guts. A number of special characters meet rather grisly ends and while the authors do not g
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Juli
I don’t know why I have kept with this series so long. I love a good end of the world story but this one is just not for me. I hate the writing. I dislike the majority of the characters. It feels like I'm reading something written by a kid. I am finally giving up on the series and it feels great!
Kate
Hattie has disappeared, leaving tribulation members wondering about her outcome and theirs. The tribulation force has lost yet another member while others join in their cause. The 6th trumpet judgement has begun bringing with it horsemen engaged in a bloody battle. As a gathering of dignitaries and followers gets under way tensions rise while cheers grow louder.
As the novel spirals to a climactic conclusion the reader is thrust into the next volume in the series. This particular book will leave
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Becca Evans
This one took me a little longer to get through but now that I'm finished I'm halfway through the series about the end of the world. The tribulation after the rapture if God's church. I like that there are more points of views than just Rayford and Buck during this book. It helps keep it interesting and add more to it.
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Timothy "Tim" F. LaHaye is an American evangelical Christian minister, author, and speaker, best known for the Left Behind series of apocalyptic fiction, which he co-wrote with Jerry B. Jenkins.

He has written over 50 books, both fiction and non-fiction.
More about Tim F. LaHaye...
Left Behind (Left Behind, #1) Tribulation Force (Left Behind, #2) Nicolae (Left Behind, #3) Soul Harvest: The World Takes Sides (Left Behind, #4) Apollyon (Left Behind, #5)

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