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

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  22,353 Ratings  ·  306 Reviews
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 January 1st 1990)
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Apr 25, 2012 Grampy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 22, 2011 Amanda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 20, 2008 Alex rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian-sci-fi
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
Jul 08, 2011 Renee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 09, 2009 Katherine rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2009
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Victor Gentile
Jul 10, 2011 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Paul Lunger
Apr 17, 2012 Paul Lunger rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Time is short for everyone and the specter of death is ever-present, even for believers. The question is what to do with the time they know is left? Some Trib Force members focus on organizing the international co-op, some continue to offer their services covertly in a variety of ways. Others try to win as many to Christ as possible, while a few are on a "mission from God" so to speak, believing they may be called to fulfill end times' prophecy.

I've noticed that other reviews of this series hav
Mar 13, 2016 Brenda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a wonderful book. Near the end of the book I have decided that I don't want to study Revelations any more. I have always been fascinated by it and tried to read a lot of books on it. When I read Revelations myself, I get nothing from it because I do not understand it. I am not good with symbolism. The "Left Behind" series is so interesting and tries to be very accurate with of course putting it in a story form with lots of fiction. But the facts from the Bible are in the books. The endin ...more
Aug 16, 2015 Cassie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Okay, I might have given this one 5 stars had the entire book been written like the last two chapters. So exciting, but in the middle...there was so much waiting and Rayford being an idiot...I just wanted to scream at him.

Again with the recapping...seriously just skim.

But overall, still loved it.

I'm loving the new additions of David, Annie (don't know her as well yet...more love interest...), Abdullah Smith is awesome, and Mac keeps getting better. have your idiot momen
Nov 10, 2015 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I stopped reading for a couple of months, but then picked it back up and finished it in a couple of days. I needed a break since I had been reading them in order one right after the other. The ending had me on the edge of my seat, I'm ready to move on to the next but I will wait and read a different book in between so I don't get fatigued. I am anxious to find out what has happened to everyone though!! The last part of the book really renewed my interest. I had been a bit fatigued by it all due ...more
Feb 24, 2016 Talia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, this story needs to wrap it up already. It was interesting reading about the "pale horses of death", but I'm starting to feel like this is being dragged out too much. I'm only on book 6 and there are 6 more books in the series!? Just let Jesus come back already, sheesh! But the series hasn't totally lost me yet, so I'll keep on going.
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.
Jun 29, 2016 Nicholas rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Stuff. Words. More words. Filler. They aren't getting any better. Though we do see character development for Chloe in this one. She moves from stupidly annoying and whiny to actively counter-productive!

I'm confused about something. Trib Force Person A is on one side of the world and in trouble. Trib Force Person B gets the sudden impression from God that B needs to pray for someone's safety. B doesn't know it's A they're praying for, but we do, because reader perception.

Why does God want or nee
Jun 27, 2012 Shauna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jeff Bowman
Sep 11, 2014 Jeff Bowman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quite a cliffhanger, suspenseful!
Mar 22, 2016 Katie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book took me a while to read, because I was constantly putting it aside. I could only take so much of Ray's ranting & fuming before I needed a break. And then add Hattie's attitude didn't help with the boredom.
I felt like this book took forever to get different points across; way too many little details about things that didn't really matter that much, in my opinion.
I did enjoy parts of this book. I got tickled when reading about how Chaim was acting & what he was doing in his work
Apr 14, 2016 Ethan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
***SPOILERS AHEAD*** Tim LaHey has done an excellent job of keeping readers captive throughout the series. Most series would get stale in the middle, but even now Rayford and the Trib Force find themselves in unusual circumstances. Leah is brought into the group with skepticism and Hattie is lost. However, Rayford finds himself in the right moment at the right time at the end of the book with a gun pointed at the stage that leaves us on a cliff hanger making you want to dive right into the next ...more
Dylan Witzig
Oct 07, 2015 Dylan Witzig rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Indwelling" by Tim LaHaye shows how people try to survive the tribulation. Rayford, Buck and their other companions are still hiding out in their secret shelter. Another seal has just been opened and the two million horsemen with bulky riders have saved thousands of the sealed while being nearly killed by non believers. The whole Trib Force is still standing other than Floyd, he passed after getting a disease from Hattie, when he treated her. Now because of the loss, the Force has gained a new ...more
Jan 23, 2014 Pradheep rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 04, 2013 Valerie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
May 02, 2010 Leane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult-fiction
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
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
Jan 15, 2012 Melissa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Seth Urbon
Oct 10, 2013 Seth Urbon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 28, 2013 Shannon rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 16, 2012 Ashton rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 28, 2013 Simon Taylor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Timothy "Tim" F. LaHaye was 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.
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Other Books in the Series

Left Behind (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • 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)
  • The Indwelling (Left Behind, #7)
  • The Mark (Left Behind, #8)
  • Desecration (Left Behind, #9)
  • The Remnant (Left Behind, #10)
  • Armageddon: The Cosmic Battle of the Ages (Left Behind, #11)

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