The End of Days
In the years leading up to 2084 seven disparate men and women across the globe find themselves battling with their own personal frailties and human tragedies. Suddenly they find themselves drawn together in order to fight for survival against the ultimate global disaster - Armageddon! This is their story and mankind's destiny.
For all those who think they don't like science fiction, here's a terrific story set in the not so distant future, on Earth and on Mars. You won't get overloaded with spacey technology jargon, futuristic alien worlds or aliens with weird names.
There's a large cast of characters and an 'end of times' scenario that's very plausible. The plot has several intriguing layers involving an apocalyptic sky event, genetics, computer hackers, astronomy, astronauts, terrorism, journalism and a Mars colony.
For me, the most enjoyable part was the very well drawn and believable characters and how their stories were eventually intertwined. The build up to the climax and resolution was handled brilliantly and kept me guessing all the way. This is an engaging and enthralling plot with characters to care about, and for me that's the hallmark of a great story.