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The Showdown
Book SeriesLeft Behind:The Kids
AuthorTim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
Release DateFebruary, 2001
Preceded ByEarthquake!
Followed ByJudgment Day

"The Showdown" is the 13th book of the Left Behind: The Kids series. It's release date was in January of 2001. It was written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.

Book Synopsis

Synopsis retrieved from back of the book.

The death toll rises as the great wrath of the Lamb earthquake ends. Victims throughout the world struggle to find family and friends. The Young Trib Force is no exception.

Ryan has disappeared. Judd risks his life with a dangerous motorcycle jump. And through a series of strange events, Lionel finds himself in the mind-numbing clutches of the Global Community. Will he figure out his true identity and locate his friends? Will Ryan survive the deadly earthquake?

Notable Characters

Original Members of The Young Tribulation Force:

  • Judd Thompson Jr.
  • Vicki Byrne
  • Lionel Washington
  • Ryan Daley(death)

Other members of The Young Tribulation Force:

  • Darrion Stahley
  • Shelly

Other believers:

  • Pete Davidson
  • Marlene Vetter(only appearance)

Global Community:

  • Terell Blancka(first appearance)
  • Melinda Bentley(first appearance)
  • Felicia(first appearance)
  • Conrad Graham
  • Nicolae Carpathia
  • Leon Fortunato(resurrected)


  • Joyce(last appearance)
  • Charlie(first appearance)
  • Mitchell Stein
  • Boyd Walker(first appearance)
  • Red(first appearance)
  • Tim Vetter(last appearance)


  • Death of Ryan Daley. He was the only original member of the Young Tribulation Force to die.
  • Vicki learns about Chaya Stein's death.
  • Both John Preston and Mark Eisman are not seen in this book. This also happened in book 10.
  • First appearance of Terell Blancka.
  • First appearance of Melinda Bentley.
  • First appearance of Felicia.
  • First appearance of Charlie. He helps Vicki carry Ryan's body.
  • First appearance of Boyd Walker.
  • Last time Nicolae Carpathia High School is seen.
  • Last appearance of Joyce.
  • First appearance of Red.
  • Last time Mark Eisman does not make an appearance.


  • Ryan Daley
  • Louise Stahley(confirmed)
  • Leon Fortunato(later resurrected)
  • Amanda White Steele(confirmed)