GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Zondervan has signed an agreement with attorney Craig Parshall and Tim LaHaye, creator and co-author of the world renowned Left Behind series. Three years after the final installment of the Left Behind series, LaHaye returns to publish Edge of Apocalypse, the first book in a new series called The End. “I’m thrilled to partner with Zondervan to produce a series hopefully even more innovative than Left Behind,” said LaHaye. “While my past works have piqued interest in biblical prophecy on a global level, The End series includes many prophecies that were not covered in Left Behind.” Set in the very near future, The End series chronicles the earth shattering events which eventually lead up to the Rapture and the beginning of the prophesied Last Days of mankind. Edge of Apocalypse will release worldwide on April 20, 2010 with a first print run of 500,000 copies.