Reviews of a variety of books, with emphasis on the Christian genre.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Cross Shadow by Andrew Huff Blog Tour
About the Book:
journalist Christine Lewis wants is the truth. All pastor John Cross
wants is to avoid it.
CIA agent turned evangelical pastor John Cross is busy caring for the
small community of believers he ministers to in Virginia. Journalist
Christine Lewis is busy with the demand for her talents from top news
agencies in New York City. Neither has any time left for their
relationship, which began eight months before when they paired up to
prevent the detonation of a chemical bomb in the nation's capital.
when Christine hears that her stepbrother has been arrested for
murder in Texas, they team up again to discover the truth about the
crime. Untangling a web of conspiracy, the couple finds themselves in
the center of another dangerous situation-and in trouble far deeper
than they expected.
an assassin on the loose, a trusted colleague acting as a double
agent, and unreliable artificial intelligence connected to
mercenaries who have Cross on their hit list, these two may not get
out of the Lone Star State alive.
this suspense filled second book in the John Cross series. This one
involved some high tech deception as two plot lines are intertwined.
The initial plot involves Christine helping her stepbrother accused
of murder. He supposedly killed a fellow worker, both employed by a
high tech company. That introduces the second plot line. Something is
very off at that company. John and Christine team up to deal with
how Huff blends the potentially budding relationship between John and
Christine with lots of action. The high tech company has won a
lucrative contract from the government to build a robotic warrior, a
scary possibility I've seen in other novels of suspense and
international intrigue. When John gets an idea of the company's
deception, his life is in danger and soon so is Christine's. The
suspense is over the top. Huff knows how to write a chase scene and
there is another great one in this novel.
a good novel for readers who like lots of suspense and action. The
action is well paced and the body count is high. John usually gets
through the deadly suspenseful scene but is sometimes too
conveniently rescued by old CIA friends. I definitely like the
Christian message that comes through John. And I like that we are
left with a hint of John's next suspenseful adventure.
read my review of the first book in the series here.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
About the Author:
spent ten years in local church ministry as a youth pastor and
creative arts pastor before pursuing God’s calling into creative
storytelling and media production as the product director at Igniter
Media, a church media company (ignitermedia.com).
is a two-time finalist in the American Christian Fiction Writers
(ACFW) Genesis Contest for unpublished authors (2014, 2017) and also
won the best screenplay award at the 2015 48 Hour Film Festival in
Richmond, VA. A Cross to Kill and Cross Shadow in
the Shepherd Suspense series are his first releases.
holds a bachelor of science in religion degree from Liberty
University and a master of arts in Christian education from Dallas
Theological Seminary. He resides in Plano, TX, with his beautiful
wife, Jae, and their two boys.