On 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.
I 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.