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Escape to Masada
Book Series Left Behind: The Kids
Author Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
Release Date October, 2003
Preceded By Murder in the Holy Place
Followed By War of the Dragon

"Escape to Masada" is the 31st book of the Left Behind: The Kids series. It's release date was in October of 2003. It was written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.

Book Synopsis

Synopsis retrieved from back of the book.

Fearing for their lives, Israelis and Christ-followers rush from Jerusalem. Will Global Community troops attack? Judd Thompson Jr. and Lionel Washington scamper for safety with the hopes of heading home soon. 

Vicki Byrne and her friends try to rescue a Morale Monitor from the GC. A harrowing chase leads them into dangerous territory. 

In Wisconsin, the kids monitor changing world events and notice an outbreak of a strange sickness among those who have taken Carpathia's mark

Notable Characters

Original Members of The Young Tribulation Force:

Other Members of The Young Tribulation Force:

Other believers:

Global Community:



  • Sam Goldberg's first POV.
  • The last appearance of Claudia Zander, who is revealed to have set up a trap for the Young Tribulation Force by pretending to be a believer.
  • The first appearance of Anita Aguilara.
  • Manny Aguilara is beaten and shot to death by Hector Rodriguez and the other members of Manny's former gang.
  • Darrion Stahley's last POV.
  • Mac tells Judd and Lionel about David Hassid's death.
  • When Sam shouts at Carpathia, "You'll not leave here alive, pretender!" on page 21, he is overheard by Cameron "Buck" Williams on page 168 of Desecration.
  • With Manny's death, Anita Aguilara is the only remaining member of the Aguilara family.
  • The first bowl judgment begins.
  • The first appearance of Tanya Spivey.