"In the eighth installment of this apocalyptic drama of "those left behind" at the Rapture, Antichrist Nicolae Carpathia returns from the dead with a satanic scheme to establish a reign of terror over the earth. With the technological means of domination at his disposal, Carpathia, now worshiped as a god, has instituted a worldwide mandate that all his subjects receive the mark of the beast - a requirement to buy, sell, or trade in the new global economy. Believers who refuse to take the mark are forced underground - or become martyrs. The Tribulation Force must race against the clock to outwit Carpathia ... or else." - Barnes & Noble.