Wow. This novel is almost nonstop action. Heart pounding, nail biting action. You may think you've read an exciting auto chase scene but wait until you read this book. You may think you've read the most exciting hostage rescue ever. Guess again.
The character development is great. Imagine an assassin for the US government getting saved, leaving the agency and becoming a small town preacher. Imagine the turmoil in his soul, knowing God has forgiven him but never forgetting what he has done. Imagine him taking on an occasional rescue for the agency when they can guarantee he will not have to kill anyone. Imagine the woman he rescued. A reporter for a news network, she is determined to find the mystery man who nearly gave his life to save hers. And she does, ultimately endangering both of their lives.
There are several aspects of this novel I especially like. One is that the salvation message comes through loud and clear. But it also fits very well into the development of the plot. Another is that the female reporter gets into the action later in the book. She turns out to be an exceptional sidekick as the two save the US from terrorists.
Great action scenes, great character development, great plot, great representation of salvation and Christian faith. I really liked this novel and will be impatiently waiting for the next in the series. Finally, a thriller from a Christian viewpoint where the quality of the writing is right up there with the big guys. That this book is his debut novel is amazing.
You can read an exciting excerpt here.
My rating: 5/5 stars.
Andrew Huff is the product director at Igniter Media, one of the largest church media companies in the nation. He has also spent ten years in church ministry as both a youth pastor and a creative arts pastor. He currently lives in Plano, Texas. The is his first novel. You can find out more at www.andrewhuffbooks.com.
Kregel Publications, 256 pages.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.