Chapter 1 was action packed...we had a war, near-adultery and a rapture. Chapter 2 picks up with the immediate aftermath of the Christian disappearance. Everyone's still trying to find out what happened to all the missing people. Rayford's having trouble communicating from his aircraft, but he finally gets in touch with the Concord. He learns from the Concord that almost every airport in the world is closed, except for Chicago. All aircraft are landing at Chicago...this is probably due to the fact that real Christians don't live in Chicago, as that's the only place with enough employees 'left behind' to operate an airport. News continue to report the disasters in the world. Buck Williams thinks he has a great story with all the disappearing people, so he somehow rigs up the airplane phone to work with his modem. Lahaye goes into a lot of detail here, with about a page or so discussing modular connections and such. It's interesting how Buck has little trouble rigging up some communications while Rayford had a lot of trouble with the plane's communication systems. Finally the aircraft plans to land in Chicago, and Rayford thanks the passengers for remaining calm. The next line in the book had me puzzled "...although he had received reports of doctors on board who handed out Valium like candy." (Page 34) That was interesting...didn't know that doctors kept M&M like quantities of Valium on hand, just in case there's some crisis like the rapture. I guess doctors that aren't raptured up may carry them. Any truth to this Keith?
In case you don't know a lot about the rapture, here are some answers to frequently asked questions from my good friends at raptureready.org.