Item description for Monday Night Jihad (Riley Covington Thriller Series #1) by Jason Elam & Steve Yohn...
Overview After a tour of duty in Afghanistan, Riley Covington is living his dream as a professional linebacker when he comes face to face with a radical terrorist group on his own home turf. Time is running out, and it becomes apparent that the terrorists are on the verge of achieving their goal: to strike at the very heart of America.
Publishers Description He thought his deadliest enemy knelt across the line of scrimmage. He was wrong After a tour of duty in Afghanistan, Riley Covington is living his dream as a professional linebacker when he comes face to face with a radical terrorist group on his own home turf. Drawn into the nightmare around him, Riley returns to his former life as a member of a special ops team that crosses oceans in an attempt to stop the escalating attacks. But time is running out, and it soon becomes apparent that the terrorists are on the verge of achieving their goal--to strike at the very heart of America. This softcover edition also includes a teaser chapter of the next Riley Covington thriller. 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. Jason Elam has recently returned from Iraq, where he visited and supported the troops. You can read his journal at mondaynightjihad.blogspot.com
Citations And Professional Reviews Monday Night Jihad (Riley Covington Thriller Series #1) by Jason Elam & Steve Yohn has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.24" Width: 6.36" Height: 0.96" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2008
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
Series Riley Covington Thriller
ISBN 141431731X ISBN13 9781414317311
Reviews - What do customers think about Monday Night Jihad (Riley Covington Thriller Series #1)?
l.morrison Mar 25, 2008
I got this for my husband who loves to read and loves sports...HE LOVED THIS BOOK!
Great Fiction different perspective Feb 29, 2008
This is a Great book, a "page turner" with mixture of sports, and stories of our real heroes, those who protect us from terroists. This has all the excitement of Clancy, Thor, Flynn, without the vulgar language.
Is this really fiction? Feb 25, 2008
The war against Islamofacism is as real today as the fight against Japanese Imperialism and German occupations of WWII. Just different people with the same agenda to control the world. If the non-Muslim world sits by and does nothing about the extremists in the Muslim world who plan and execute their plan to dominate the world, there will be more bloodshed than we can imagine. We've all heard of the moles that the enemy placed within our establishments during the cold war and we need to be aware of this same situation today with those who want world dominance over non Muslims. Monday Night Jihad weaves a plot that is all too real to ignore. We live in a mode of Hollywood shows and movies that mostly end with good over evil winning and at very little expense to the good forces. Unfortunately the real world of Jihadists do not follow the Hollywood frame of indoctrination that lets us think that all bad things that happen to us will be resolved in less than two hours like we see on the screen. This book is a wake up call to us that we need to be more vigilant than ever in this troubled world of today.
Not so bad but... Feb 10, 2008
I thought this was a decent thriller but it seemed to pander to its audience. I did like that it dealt with terrorism in a new way. A similar thriller that I liked much more was The Wave by J.G. Sandom, in which an Islamist terrorist steals a nuclear bomb and ends up blowing up a volcano in the Canary Islands to set off a mega-tsunami aimed at destroying the eastern seaboard. Now that was a real thrill ride with a far more complex and interesting hero. If you liked Monday Night Jihad, check out The Wave. You won't be disappointed.
You Can Read It on Monday Night Jan 19, 2008
Combine Air Force Special Ops, professional football, and a series of terrorist attacks launched by a deep undercover Muslim fanatic, and you have the red-blooded American tale of Monday Night Jihad. The terrorist attacks are launched against the Mall of America in Minneapolis and against a large stadium where a Monday night professional football game is about to be played. The counterattacks by the Special Ops teams take place in Europe. The denouement occurs in SoCal on the day of the Super Bowl. You can't get much better than that. The prose is about 8th grade level and quite smooth. There are no gratuitous sex scenes, and the main character is a born-again practicing Christian. The violence is gripping but not excessively graphic. This book is therefore a recommended read for mid-high and high school age males. Jason Elam is the veteran kick specialist of the Denver Broncos. His co-author, Steve Yohn, has a real gift for light action prose. You can read this book easily in one evening. Enjoy!