With a four million print run, the 12th installment of Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins' Left Behind series, Glorious Appearing: The End of Days is the biggest event in Christian publishing this year. At the end of Book 11, two central characters in the series, writer Cameron "Buck" Williams and former 747 pilot Rayford Steele, were each in dire straits. Williams was last seen defending the Old City Wall in Jerusalem and Steele was on assignment at Petra. Glorious Appearing moves quickly to the return of Jesus Christ and the long-awaited confrontation between the evil Nicolae Jetty Carpathia and the Christians. Author and editor W. Terry Whalin has always loved a good story.