I enjoyed Dark Liaison, a Christian suspense novel with an unusual premise.
The hero is Corban, an ex-CIA agent, who has used his contacts and skills to build an alternative spy agency whose mission is the rescue of suffering saints facing imprisonment, torture, and death in places like North Korea, Guatamala, and China. Satan’s forces, led by Abaddon and his the creepily evil minions are ramping up their attacks on Christians in a last ditch effort to thwart God’s kingdom before Christ’s return to Earth.
But as a Christian, Corban and his agents refuse to kill in the line of duty, even those who are actively trying to kill them, relying instead on creative, non-lethal methods to overpower the bad guys. Luigi, an assassin hired to kill Corban, is left scratching his head when Corban “adopts” him instead of killing him. Of course, this anti-violence philosophy increases the risks of each rescue mission, but Corban’s team operates on faith, knowing their lives are in God’s hands.
I loved the concept of this novel and the military techno-lingo and mission details that made the story every bit as exciting as a traditional spy story. Telbat brings home the real life danger and suspense that Christians around the world face daily as they try to live their faith. I will definitely be thinking and praying more after having read Dark Liaison.
There were some flaws in this debut novel—a little too much explaining and not enough action at times, a few areas in which my disbelief was not suspended well enough. But I look forward to reading the next book in the series, sure that the writer will continue to improve his considerable skill.
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