The Master’s Cry: Wrath & Righteousness [Episode Five]

“When the war of the giants is over the wars of the pygmies will begin.”

—Winston Churchill

10 episodes…

12 months…

Countless hours of lost sleep…

Here’s a look at the fifth episode of a brand-new way to experience the unmatched exhilaration of a great book: 10 heart-stopping episodes released over the course of one year. Finish one, read the next. It’s like watching an entire season of your favorite TV show without any waiting. (We’re halfway through the program now…and the action isn’t subsiding.)

Wrath & Righteousness Episode Five is The Master’s Cry…

In the wake of a devastating nuclear attack on Washington, D.C., the surviving members of the government begin to plot their retaliation. But before they can act, the world goes insane:

  • Missiles from Israel and Iran pass each other in the air, decades of threats finally giving way to death and destruction.
  • Japan, South Korea and China watch as the North Koreans begin to fuel their missiles.
  • Millions of Muslims in Western Europe begin to riot.
  • India and Pakistan raise their defense levels.

Check out the below video in which Glenn Beck gets Stewart to discuss how fiction meets reality in these episodes:

The entire world seems to be on the edge of the abyss.

The following excerpt from Episode Five is a peek over the edge:

Microseconds after the four warheads exploded, all across the United States, electrical conductors and generators were destroyed. Transmission lines were rendered useless. Computers and microchips were instantly burned through. In a fraction of a second, the United States of America was transplanted back to the preindustrial world.

Electronic banking as well as the financial information on 300 million Americans was instantly vaporized, disappearing in a puff of digital smoke. With a flash of unseen light, the United States became a cash-only world.

At the time of the explosions, there were a few more than three thousand four hundred civilian airliners in the sky. (Had the explosions occurred just a few hours earlier, at the height of the afternoon aviation rush, the number of airborne aircraft would have exceeded five thousand.) None of the electrical circuits inside these aircraft were designed to withstand an electromagnetic pulse. As a result, the flight controls, navigation equipment, GPS, radars, cockpit displays, and electronic engine controllers were rendered useless. Most of these aircraft crashed.

…the entire nation was now just a few months away from mass starvation, completely incapable of feeding itself. The ability to plant, harvest, or transport food, the ability to purify and provide clean water, the ability to provide for the most basic needs had been instantly stripped away.

And that was just the beginning.

Check out The Master’s Cry and find out the rest…

Against the backdrop of torn-from-the-headlines Middle Eastern drama, the Wrath & Righteousness series is a fast-paced thriller that explores man’s role in the eternal battle between good and evil. (Want a primer for how this whole thing unfolded? Here’s the video trailer for Episode One…)