Friday, August 12, 2011

Book Review: Inside Threat

Inside Threat
Jason Elam 
and Steve Yohn

After taking two football seasons off, Riley Covington is attempting to make a comeback in the league while trying to forget Khadi Faroughi, now on security detail for a prominent senator.
But a new attack turns both of their lives upside down yet again. During a state funeral, terrorists overrun the National Cathedral and take senators, congressmen, and their entourages hostage, including Khadi. This new generation of The Cause is made up of homegrown terrorists—an inside threat to the security of the nation. They release most of the hostages, but Khadi and several others are kept behind as significant bargaining chips.
The Cause pledges to behead one member of Congress each day throughout the month of Ramadan as a punishment for their own country’s rejection of Islam. Despite the protests of Counter-Terrorism Division director Scott Ross, Riley races to CTD armed with a plan and a fierce determination to rescue Khadi at all costs.


This was a really great book! It is the 4rth book in the Riley Covington series. I actually haven't read any of the books before it, but honestly, I didn't feel like I was missing pieces. So even if this is the only book in the series that you have read, you'll be able to get everything that happens. The book starts out with Riley Covington and the problems that he is having in his football career and also clues you in on Riley's past romance with Khadi Faroughi, a Muslim woman who used to be his co-worker in the counter terrorism division of the government. Terrorists take over a cathedral in Washington DC and then it ultimately comes down to one person sacrificing them self for another. This book will for sure keep you on the edge of your seat, it certainly kept me there! This is also a bit of a bitter-sweet book, but I wont tell you why!
This is a christian thriller, but its not preachy. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys fast paced Jason Bourne-esque books.

Read The First Chapter Here

Tyndale provided me a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review was not influenced by them and is my own opinion.