The Warning was our first introduction to Buddy Korda, a mild-mannered banker who was the unlikeliest of prophets. He began having nightmares and then, unmistakably, received the message: It is coming…Forty-one days. The awful deadline left Buddy frightened and confused. Speaking about what he knew would threaten his job, his family’s security, even his life. The prediction that America faced a historic economic collapse went against every expert’s forecast. But as much as Buddy wanted to talk himself out of it—to walk away from it—he could not avoid God’s call for his life. The futures of people he didn’t even know—even the future of the nation—were at stake. What would happen if no one believed him?
In The Ultimatum, economic gloom has settled across America. Now, eighteen months after Buddy Korda had warned the nation of the economic disaster, he is seized by a new vision: he must call the nation to repentance. God’s call leads Buddy to Washington, D.C., where his friends—including Linda Kee, a well-known reporter familiar with the D.C. power structure—coordinate the effort to bring America face to face with its heritage and destiny. This historic movement threatens to transform the current political process, and the Washington power brokers will do anything to keep it—and Buddy—from succeeding.