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ADVENT

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Chillingly realistic and so well written 

I found this to be a fascinating read that was extremely suspenseful. David Miller has certainly done his research, as it would take a great deal of research and work to make the story so seamless. The book showed how the actions of a single person can have far reaching results better than any book I can think of, other than perhaps the Bible. The plot was masterful. It was very realistic. And the characters were all well rounded believable people. They helped me understand better than ever before the motivations behind all the different groups involved. This is not a book for children or young people. It is much too frightening and deals with very adult issues. If you enjoy books by Tom Clancy, this is a book you should read. I think you will be drawn in the way I was, and carried through the story as fast as you can read. I can't wait to read the third book. I am very curious how David Miller will resolve the story. Thank you for a riveting read! And please keep writing, David, we're all waiting.

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Review by Shannon Abby
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I just love this author! I read his second book Advent immediately after reading the Year of the Tiger (his first book) reading both books in a week's time. I absolutely love his style and the way he tells the story even though it leaves a haunting thought of the terrorist situation in the real world today. While the author is explaining the terrorist storyline he then weaves in a religious aspect that I just wasn't expecting. Awesome read! This is not the usual type of book I read but you just don't want to put the book down until you read the last page. I cannot wait until the third book comes out to see what happens to the world as we know it - in David Miller's mind. Please don't make us wait too long Mr. Miller!

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Review by Linda L. E.
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I just finished reading Advent by David Miller. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and heartily endorse anyone to read it. Keep your mind open because this deals with tough subject matter. Mr Miller weaves a tale that is plausible within the societies in our current world. I am disturbed by the fact that it can be. We all need to stay aware of how our leaders and those around them can and do affect the course of events every day of our lives. It is set in many locales and shows how different people and/or cultures perceive things. That knowledge is useful, to my mind. No one has a lock on all wisdom and is always right or wrong. The book is a page turner and thoroughly engaging. I highly recommend this book.

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Review by Robin
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Enjoyed this book tremendously. The story begins with a small group of people  planning a series of terrorist attacks in Indonesia presumably to disrupt presidential elections in the US. An American fleet is sent to the region in a build-up to a counterstrike but the consequences are deadly. Dire biblical predictions of Judgement Day are woven into this fast-paced thriller. It was one hell of an exciting ride! 

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Review by Lauren
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What started out as a story about terorists exploding some oil tankers and then getting their hands on a nuclear bomb soon takes on an even darker twist.

I loved the way parts of the bible were merged into the story in a way that suddenly for me, made sense. It was a nail-biting plot and while I rushed through the story to find out how it all ends, I think I'll take my time reading this again.

If you like Dan Brown, you will love this. If you don't like Dan Brown because of his lengthy prose and convoluted style of writing, try this - short, sharp chapters that will keep you turning the pages. Nice!


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Review by Jarrod
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To me, Advent has two distinct stories that merge into one as the plot evolves. 

The first is the terrorist angle - how the group plots to take our their intended targets. Nice details with good pacing. I like the behind the scenes look at how the US evaluates threats and attempts to counter them. The attitudes and thought processes seems spot on with the way recent governments have dealt with the modern-day threats posed by terrorists. The book alludes to the purely figurehead role bin Laden actually played in 9-11 which as we are beginning to see in films like Loose Change and others, was not as over-riding as what we have been led to believe. 

There is more to this plot and that's where the second layer in this novel comes in ... the threat is not bombs or other attacks; its more than just a battle of religions; fundamentally it is a struggle of good and evil, of old predictions in the bible and other religious texts coming to pass. 

Advent provides much food for thought. 

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Review by Jeremy 
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This book lived up to expectations. The action was sharp and thrilling without the chapters being dragged out as many tend to do. The suspense was maintained to the end with the reader kept guessing how the plot would evolve. 

An unexpected surprise for me was the interplay of good and evil where the forces deemed to be good weren't all that pure and the evil me were just ordinary people caught up in circumstances beyond their control.

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Review by Catherine 
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A worthy follow-up to the Year of the Tiger, this book was certainly more intricate and devilishly delicious. 

The research was telling making it hard to distinguish between fact, fiction and well, possibilities. It certainly puts a terrifying spin on the issue of terrorism that we face today which appears to be so random and mindless. 


Advent proposes a far older and darker overtone to a modern-day problem.


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