Review - The Great Deception by David Berko

My Copy of the Book

It’s the follow-up to an explosive start Zero Hour, Shifting Power laid down in the Before the End Series. 

The Great Deception opens up with a skirmish in the skies over Westover Complex. Operation Switchblade is in full swing over Sector Six airspace. Meanwhile President Alexander Toporvsky along with his National Security Council of the Free Republic of North America safely watch the pandemonium over Western LA from the safe confines of an underground bunker known as The Basement deep below FRN’s capital in Honolulu. 

On the other side of the world throughout the Middle East the effects of what’s happening in the Western Hemisphere are felt in a variety of ways. 

The United Islamic Caliphate and their leader, King Rehan Kahlil, still await their coming messiah, the Mahdi. A messenger named Jabour suddenly comes with news for the king that the Mahdi is indeed walking the face of the earth and that he will establish his kingdom very soon--with one small catch. 

In Israel the story follows the Markov family through the lives of thirteen-year-old Azriel, his father Seth Markov, and an evil uncle Ephraim who has nefarious purposes for his nephew. 

How will this tale with its many twists and turns end? Many exciting and diverse subplots each with separate timelines all coalesce together to make up the mosaic of the Before the End Series.

About the Author:
My first book was born during the last year of high school for me. I called it the Subterfuge from the Top Down. The project was my self-discovery labor of love where I grew a passion for fiction writing and story telling.

Ever since then I haven't looked back. 

Politics, speculative near-future sci-fi, and military themes form the backbone of my authorship. 

It's my never-ceasing imagination that has taken me on this journey to see the Before the End Series to completion. More than just entertaining the reader, my writing hopefully will be thought provoking.

Connect with the Author:
Author Website: David Berko Author Website

My Take on the Book:
Some of the characters motives in this novel are unclear - are they on the side of good or evil? I also found a lot of the characters interesting, you also get to meet the world leaders as well. The power that Howard has is absolutely amazing. This novel ends in a cliffhanger; I ended up giving it a 4 star rating, and I got a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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