Realistic enough to be riveting, The Micah Judgment delivers a chilling verdict on the future of terrorism. When Hays Sutton activates a virus that had been dormant for centuries, his research is suddenly seen as a weapon. After his lab is vandalized and the samples of the virus stolen, the clock ticks on a time bomb with a short fuse and a non-existent antidote. Hays has to decide how far he will go in order to save lives, thereby creating a plethora of moral and spiritual problems.
Author Jim Kraus offers readers a suspense-filled story that could be featured on the evening news. Believable characters bring this medical thriller to life, as biological warfare battles against the basic tenets of Christianity. Hays Sutton is a believer and a scientist. When his research is stolen and brought into the realm of religious fanaticism, unscrupulous terrorists see this deadly virus as their long-awaited savior. Although Hays was a victim, he now had to determine an appropriately aggressive response that will be both God-honoring and timely.
The moral and spiritual questions posed in this novel raised interesting and valid points. As the main character seeks to live out his convictions, he must also recognize the virulent antagonism toward his beliefs. The author depicted this very real danger in an evenhanded manner, providing a glimpse into the mindsets of those who rule by violence. In this world, terrorism exists, and it’s vital that believers understand how their faith propels them forward in the battle. Jim Kraus has created a novel that explores this issue while offering some profound insights. As The Micah Judgment seeks to formulate some meaning from the madness, readers will have both their thoughts and their heart rates quickened. – Joyce Handzo, Christian Book Previews.com
Hays Sutton’s research unearths a virus unlike anything the world has ever seen, but before he can alert officials to the horrific danger, the samples vanish, along with all of his research. While tracking down the virus and those responsible for its theft, Hays is faced with moral and spiritual issues that he cannot resolve—lying, stealing, and endangering the lives of human beings within the terrorist network are just the beginning. While he knows that such things are acceptable in a war, he is still deeply troubled by what he is forced to do. Is violence ever the right thing? Can God condone the killing of a few in order to save thousands of innocent lives?