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Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2010
Availability: In Stock
Series: Riley Covington Thriller
Riley struggles with his reasons for fighting terrorism. He wants revenge, but is it enough? Having sought the advice of his pastor, Riley struggles to reconcile his religious convictions with his desire to retaliate against the death and destruction he witnessed firsthand.
Elam and Yohn use three strands to weave the story. Strand one focuses on the story of Hakeem, the Cheetah. From the innocence of childhood he rises to become a master of deceit and death. He is determined to restore his family honor no matter the cost.
Strand two takes us behind the closed doors of Homeland Security as it monitors and attempts to anticipate the movements of the terrorists. Their best is not enough to stop Hakeem and His Cause from wreaking havoc. After a second bombing, a black ops team is formed to stop the Cheetah before he strikes again.
Strand three follows the life and service of Riley Covington. From Air Force Academy graduate to Special Ops team leader to professional football player, Riley first and foremost loves his country. Following Hakeem's attack at the stadium, Riley joins the black ops team to find Hakeem before His Cause can cause further harm. The chase leads them half way around the world, then back to the USA.
The action sequences are detailed; some may be confusing to the reader. There is more than enough description and details of a pro football team and it antics on and off the field. Nothing explicit is shared but some innuendoes are inferred.
The action and suspense of the book are slowed at times by the need to decipher abbreviations and technical descriptions as well as wade through detailed background material.
Monday Night Jihad is not for the faint hearted or for the very young. Many women and some men may find it difficult to read. Football trivia fans will appreciate some familiar details about fictitious teams.
One hopes the struggle against evil never becomes as real as the authors depict. The battle can be won with the determination and faith of a Riley Covington, a man willing to stand for what is right and to do what it takes to eliminate evil. -- Rev. Richard Borgman, Christian Book Previews.com
tenneniiiYuma AZAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5In a day in the heatMarch 24, 2014tenneniiiYuma AZAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4On the surface, Jihad is a clean quality upscale-thriller, (not one cuss word to be found, most unusual in this type of book) filled with a load of characters, and improbable plot twists. "Written by a member of the NFL; gives readers an insider look at the world of professional athletes and military intelligence. Examines the challenges of homeland security in large-venue events. Explores the tension between the desire for revenge and the constraints of the Christian faith, especially as it relates to Islam". Elam and Yohn are clever writers that lay down a story that matches in our expectations of structure, storytelling, and grammar, creating a kind of un-novel that is every bit as deep as it is entertaining. Unexpected humor helps leaven the serious themes, and the sparks of romance that fly help lighten the load. The determination and faith of a Riley Covington, a man willing to stand for what is right and to do what it takes to eliminate evil. Good Book, men and football fans should love it.
BillAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Thrilling storySeptember 30, 2011BillAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I loved this book from the first chapter. Will be reading all the authors other books.
Susan4 Stars Out Of 5Fun read, fairly predictable, little longSeptember 9, 2011SusanQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4I enjoyed reading this book in my new CBD e-reader. The story held my interest, had a couple of crooks and turns that kept my interest and a story line that is all too believable. The author wrote from his experience as a pro athelete with some interesting insights into the sport although the story was more related to current events and the threat of home grown terrorist. I did think that the book got a little long, however I would recommend reading Monday Night Jihad ifor its entertainment value.
Grandma MLoveland, COAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great read.August 27, 2011Grandma MLoveland, COAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Almost done and can't put it down. What a fast-paced, sports-based masterpiece. Appreciate the moral values portrayed.
Dylan5 Stars Out Of 5June 2, 2009DylanAMAZING book. The second one is just as amazing. I strongly encourage this book for all! It doesn't make Christianity seem easy. Riley has feelings and emotions he struggles with including revenge and his feelings toward a women of another faith. It is amazing and a great in depth look.