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Death at the Gala
Book SeriesLeft Behind: The Kids
AuthorTim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
Release DateFebruary 1st, 2003
Preceded ByUplink from the Underground
Followed ByThe Beast Arises

"Death at the Gala" is the 25th book of the Left Behind: The Kids series. Its release date was in February 1st, 2003. It was written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.

Book Synopsis

Synopsis retrieved from back of the book.

A Global Community raid forces the kids in Illinois to abandon the schoolhouse, but not before Vicki has a final word for her satellite audience.

In Israel, Judd and Lionel attempt to stop an assassination plot and prepare for a deadly prophecy? Will this be the end of two of their beloved friends?

Notable Characters

Original Members of The Young Tribulation Force:

  • Judd Thompson Jr.
  • Vicki Byrne
  • Lionel Washington

Other Members of The Young Tribulation Force:

  • Mark Eisman
  • Conrad Graham
  • Carl Meninger
  • Tom Gowin
  • Luke Gowin
  • Darrion Stahley
  • Janie McCanyon
  • Melinda Bentley
  • Charlie
  • Shelly
  • Sam Goldberg
  • Natalie Bishop

Other believers:

  • Kasim Ameer
  • Mitchell Stein
  • Mac McCullum
  • Jamal Ameer
  • Lina Ameer
  • Ginny Shairton
  • Bo Shairton

Global Community:

  • Nicolae Carpathia
  • Leon Fortunato


  • Peter Mathews (confirmed death)


  • This is Carl Meninger's final POV.
  • Carl's career in the Global Community ends.
  • Natalie Bishop's last name is revealed.
  • The Young Tribulation Force is finally forced to relocate from the schoolhouse to Maxwell Stahley's hideaway in Wisconsin.
  • The schoolhouse in Illinois burns down.


  • Eli
  • Moishe
  • Peter Mathews (confirmed)