Sometimes the enjoyment of a book goes beyond the plot.
The Second Fall is such a book. Just about every human being knows the story of Jesus Christ. His crucifixion, his life, his legend, and the prophecies of his impending return. Even Jews who adamantly disagree with the New Testament portion of the modern day bible agree that such a man once walked the earth. Interesting enough I find myself intrigued more with the "pulse" and the burning emotions that are behind the actual story.
Second Fall is for any American but I think that the "Friends " and "Generation X" will get this story more so than others. Second Fall story is somewhat predictable for anyone that attended Sunday School or had a Christian friend during high school. Thanks to those friends most Joes today have more than a little animosity for Christians and a bit of skepticism to their namesake. A tightly written and crafted story that walks you through the gathering of the modern day disciples to the dramatic closure of the final countdown.
I suspect that the majority of the smaller stories involving the disciples are probably versions of real world events that surrounded Mr. Hurst's life. An original and creative story for an age worn plot line. Beautifully written for those that look for more than blood and guts in a book.
A great read, not a masterpiece but one well worth the dollars and the the thought provoking what ifs.
You'll see yourself in one of the characters in the very least.... hopefully not Jack Reynolds.