Tim F LaHaye
"Joshua Jordan's controversial RTS system fails to protect Flight 199 as it is shot down by a terrorist missile, and the government starts an investigation of this defense program. The Israelis remain desperate for the technology. When Joshua flies to the Middle East to reassure them, he is captured by Iranians who want the defense toold for their own use. Abigail Jordan is left in charge of the Roundtable and sets out to defend her husband. But America...
Amidst the glitzy fanfare of a new world regime, control is unraveling for self-proclaimed god and Global Community potentate Nicolae Carpathia in Desecration, the ninth installment in the Left Behind series. It's 25 days into the Great Tribulation, and the newly resurrected Carpathia evinces an increasing fondness for gruesome killing.
The third book in the saga of those left behind, "Nicolae" follows the adventures of The Tribulation Force, made up of pilot Rayford Steele, Chloe, his daughter, and reporter Buck Williams, as they wander the Earth after the Rapture.