Friday, May 04, 2007

Tribulation House

Tribulation House is the latest from
Chris Well, one of my fellow Sta Akra suspense authors. (For previous posts on all the Sta Akra members, go here.) Like Chris’s other books, this one is a fun read. Publishers Weekly gave it a great review, calling it a “quirky apocalyptic gangster novel and naming Chris as a “genre-breaking faith fiction writer.” The review continues, “Well's hilarious gangsters are only outdone by the evangelicals he lovingly lampoons, and his clever dialogue will leave readers in stitches.”

Here’s the book blurb:

Mark Hogan has it all. The job. The family. A position on the board at church. All he’s missing is a boat. Not just any boat—a 2008 Bayliner 192.

When Reverend Daniel Glory announces that the Rapture is taking place on October 17 at 5:51am, Hogan realizes his boat–buying days are numbered. So he does what any man in his situation would do—he borrows a load of money from the mob.

Not that there’s any risk involved: After all, when the Rapture comes, Hogan will be long gone. The mob will never find him.

But when Jesus fails to come back on schedule, Mark Hogan finds the mob is in no mood to discuss the finer points of end–times theology...

In addition to writing novels, Chris is a contributing editor to CCM magazine. Check out the
myCCM page to see how Chris is telling others about Sta Akra.


Cecelia Dowdy said...

Wow, this book sounds good and suspenseful! I'll need to check this one out!

Vennessa said...

I just finished reading this book at 1.30 am this morning. Love it! And I had to laugh when I noticed he used Everett Lester and Living Water (Creston Mapes character). There's also a bit of a Brandilyn influence in there. :-)

The only thing that annoyed me was the hook ending. Now I'll just have to get a hold of the next book. But waiting will be hard . . .