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Review of Monday Night Jihad by Jason Elam; Steve Yohn!


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.



I came across this book on Goodreads and saw an author I follow had read it, rated it 5 stars, and whatnot so I thought I’d give it a shot even though I know nothing about football and expected it to be a somewhat enjoyable but not great book. I was wrong. So wrong. If there is one word to describe what I found in this book is genuine faith, real, living it out faith, strong faith, broken faith, but all the same faith.

Riley, oh, Riley, one of the characters I had no idea what to expect from, I thought maybe his faith would be lukewarm like the faith of other characters in other books but no, he truly ‘lived’ out his beliefs in the pages of Monday Night Jihad.

This suspense has a mix of humor, danger, friendship, and so much more. While there was too much violence for my taste it was okay, I suppose. Now for Scott, he’s a crazy guy, in a good way, but being him, well, that’s not a place anyone would want to be sometimes, Jim Hicks was another character that I liked though with him I had a love/hate feeling.

With all of the characters, the settings, and the plot this story pulls together into a thoroughly enjoyable yet edge of your seat novel perfect for all suspense lovers. I do dislike seeing the bad guys POV but that’s just me.

Jason Elam


Jason Elam (born March 8, 1970 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida) is a retired[1] American football placekicker. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round of the 1993 NFL Draft. He played college football at Hawaii.

Elam also played for the Atlanta Falcons. A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Elam won two Super Bowl rings with the Broncos and is tied with Tom Dempsey for the longest field goal in NFL history at 63 yards.

Riley Covington


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