Prophet, by Frank Peretti, started out fine. We have a popular news anchor who gets embroiled in a case involving illegal abortions. There was some interesting information about how things work behind the scenes at a news station.
Enter the main character’s father, a street preacher who constantly showed up at the political rallies of a gubernatorial candidate who favors abortion.
Then, the reporter starts seeing visions of people in pain, getting swallowed up by vortexes and behaving in ways that no one else sees.
Along the way, the father dies in an accident at work, which turns out not to be an accident.
There’s something about a waitress whose friend dies from an infection she got during an illegal abortion.
Oh, and somewhere in there the newscaster’s estranged son shows up and the news anchor tries to patch things up with him…
There are so many paths that this book takes plot-wise that one needs a road map to get out ! Maybee I can get one from the friend of the street preacher whose daughter was the friend of the waitress who died from the septic abortion (remember, it was the friend who died, not the waitress).
I’ve enjoyed other books written by Frank Peretti, and I’m sure this one would have been good if there hadn’t been so much going on !
Oh, yeah, I forgot, there was also something about the news anchor’s boss who had either had an abortion as a teen and/or was in cahoots with that gubernatorial candidate about covering the whole illegal abortion thing up—or what she trying to get him elected for another reason…I forget. ;p