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A Dangerous Plan
Book Series Left Behind: The Kids
Author Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
Release Date February 25, 2002
Preceded By Attack of Apollyon
Followed By Secrets of New Babylon

"A Dangerous Plan" is the 20th book of the Left Behind: The Kids series. Its release date was February 25th, 2002. It was written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.

Book Synopsis

Synopsis retrieved from back of the book.

Amid screams of agony from the scores of people affected by the latest judgement, the Young Tribulation Force struggles to stay alive as terrifying demons take over the earth.

In Israel, Judd Thompson Jr., Lionel Washington, and Sam Goldberg hatch a plan to tell Sam's father the truth one more time. At the schoolhouse, an old friend offers an exciting opportunity- will she take it even if it means leaving the others behind?

Notable Characters

Original Members of The Young Tribulation Force:

Other Members of The Young Tribulation Force:

Other believers:

Global Community:




  • Carl reveals to Mark the truth about John Preston's death and how John saved Carl's life on the Peacekeeper One by giving up his seat for him.
  • Carl reveals that 8 of the 12 occupants of Peacekeeper 1's submarine survived the second trumpet judgment. 3 of the 5 hostages in the sub were killed, as well as 1 of the 7 crew members of the Peacekeeper One.
  • Judd discovers that Deputy Commander Woodruff is the same Global Community commander responsible for the deaths of Taylor Graham and Hasina Kamen.
  • First appearance of Pete Davidson since book 16.
  • Melinda Bentley is stung by a locust, but Charlie is mysteriously spared from being stung.
  • First appearance of Tom Gowin.
  • First appearance of Luke Gowin.
  • The first book in the series in which Sam Goldberg's name is written in the synopsis.
  • The southern Young Tribulation Force is formed.
  • Only one victim of the locusts is confirmed to have immediately become a believer after being stung.
  • First appearance of Pavel Rudja since book 16.
  • Judd introduces Nada to Pavel.
  • Lenore Barker becomes a believer.
  • Lenore's baby, Tolan, is spared from the locusts because he is a baby.
  • Mac McCullum replaces Rayford Steele as Nicolae Carpathia's pilot.
  • Mac reveals to Judd that the disease that put Pavel Rudja in his wheelchair is winning.
  • Judd finds out from Mac that Pavel Rudja will die soon.
  • In the Dramatic Audio presentation, Deputy Commander Woodruff does not appear. Instead, his role in being stung by locusts and confronting Judd is taken over by Mr. Goldberg.
  • In the dramatic audio presentation, Tom Gowin and Luke Gowin do not appear in this point in the series.
  • In the dramatic audio presentation, this is the first time Pavel Rudja contacts Judd Thompson Jr.


  • 3 Unnamed hostages (confirmed)
  • 1 Unnamed Peacekeeper One crew member in the submarine (confirmed)