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James BeauSeigneur is a former intelligence analyst for the National Security Agency (NSA), the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and the Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM). As an author, he has worked with the Department of Homeland Security as a participant in Terrorism Red Cells to speculate on possible terrorist targets and tactics. He has been a newspaper publisher, taught political science at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and in 1980 was the Republican nominee for U.S. Congress running against Al Gore. He is a member of Mensa and the Association of Former Intelligence Officers.
on April 24, 2012 :
I have read this series twice and, now that it's been released as a ebook, I'm going to read it again. Over the years, there have been many books/series written concerning the end of the world, both in mainstream and Christian publishing. I've read some of the so-called "end times" fiction that has come out in the Christian market as well.
I must say that TCCT (The Christ Clone Trilogy) is, by far, the most technically-rich of the lot. Beauseigneur manages to link technology with what the Bible says in a very fresh way that makes it believable. And the basic premise of the Christ-clone is not outside the realms of imagination. Although some of the stuff in the series are improbable, they are quite possible. I guess this is what makes it a good read.
I would recommend the series for those who are a little more technically-inclined. You might also find it interesting if you know your Bible (e.g How do you prove a man is a Jew or a Moslem? Why, you pull down his pants of course! - read the book and you'll know what I am talking about.)
Having said this, I would include a caveat in this review - bear in mind that this is a fictional series and not to be taken as a basis for any theological conclusions. For that - look to the Scriptures. :)
In any case, I'm quite sure that, once you've read the 1st book, you'll want to read the 2nd and 3rd installments too.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)