August 03, 2011

Book Review: Inside Threat by Jason Elam and Steve Yohn

        In this final book, of the Riley Covington Thriller Series, America is under attack. After the suspicious death of the United State Senate Chaplain,  a funeral is to be held, in the national Cathedral. Nothing out of the ordinary. Khadi Faroughi, Riley's Muslim crush, is simply doing her job protecting the photo-op hungry Senator Andrews. Until she gets a call. And 24 men rush into the National Cathedral with guns. And explosive vests. And knives. No pressure. as Congressman and civilian alike are slaughtered mercilessly, Riley has to do what it takes to save the hostages, even if it means risking his life.
     I have come to love this series. Starting with Monday Night Jihad, this has been one well researched and beautifully woven-together story. I never had realized before how fragile life is, and the true cost of loving our enemies. I love how they put the place, date, and time above every chapter. It definitely helped to understand the book. I would recommend this series and this book specifically to ages 15+, though it really depends on the unique person. A thirteen year old may be able to cope with the gore a lot more easily than a sensitive 19 year old. The one thing I disliked was the ending. Though I cannot tell you all the details without spoiling it, I must say, I cried very very hard. Even with that said, I would still rate this book about a nine on a scale of one to ten.

Libbi H.

P.S. The opinions expressed in this are my own, because I agreed to receive a book from Tyndale publishing in exchange for an honest review

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