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The Perils of Love
Book Series Left Behind: The Kids
Author Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
Release Date 2004
Preceded By Heat Wave
Followed By The Road to War

"The Perils of Love" is the 38th book of the Left Behind: The Kids series. It's release date was in 2004. It was written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.

Book Synopsis

Synopsis retrieved from back of the book. Trapped in New Babylon, Judd Thompson Jr. and his friends face a new threat from the Global Community. Will God help them escape? Will they reach more people with their message?

As a few members of the Young Tribulation Force move to Petra, deadly news reaches them about a beloved friend. While Lionel Washington adjusts to a new assignment, Judd and his love Vicki Byrne must make decisions that will affect the rest of their lives.

Plot Summary

The first chapter begins with Judd Thompson Jr. falling into a chair and gasping for breath. He finds it hard to believe he is trapped in New Babylon. Judd speaks with Chang Wong for a few more minutes, and Chang says he'll call with any information that will help him and Westin Jakes escape. Judd then joins others gathered around several computers. Rainer Kurtzmann apologizes to Judd for his predicament. Judd tells Rainer that it's not the latter's fault and that he and Westin made a bad choice. Judd sees that the temperature gauge is back to normal, according to a laptop. Judd sees through a camera survivors of the fourth bowl judgment rejoicing outside in New Babylon. The believers in the safe house realize they will no longer be able to move around during the day. Westin grumbles about his plane and wonders if the Global Community will find it. Rainer then says they will have to prepare for possible inspections by Peacekeepers. Judd then sees people streaming out of Nicolae Carpathia's palace. Leonardo Fortunato is then seen at a press conference. Judd is shocked by the appearance of the reporters. Now only a few people in ragged clothes are covering international news. Even makeup can't obscure their gaunt faces. Even though Fortunato is wearing his usual gaudy clothing, Judd can clearly see the changes because of the heat wave. Judd sees dark circles under Leon's eyes. In addition, Fortunato's clothes seemed to sag. Leon announces that Carpathia will speak just before noon to give an update on the worldwide heat wave. Judd watches as Leon says the heat wave is over and to give thanks to Carpathia. Meanwhile, Vicki wakes up with a gasp. She calms down but suspects that something doesn't feel right. She listens for any noise outside but doesn't hear anything. She closes her eyes and lays back on the pillow, whispering a prayer.

Notable Characters

Original Members of The Young Tribulation Force:

Other Members of The Young Tribulation Force:

Other Believers:

Global Community: