Book Review of Inside Threat by Jason Elam; Steve Yohn!


After taking two football seasons off, Riley Covington is attempting to make a comeback in the league while trying to forget Khadi Faroughi, now on security detail for a prominent senator.
But a new attack turns both of their lives upside down yet again. During a state funeral, terrorists overrun the National Cathedral and take senators, congressmen, and their entourages hostage, including Khadi. This new generation of The Cause is made up of homegrown terrorists–an inside threat to the security of the nation. They release most of the hostages, but Khadi and several others are kept behind as significant bargaining chips.
The Cause pledges to behead one member of Congress each day throughout the month of Ramadan as a punishment for their own country’s rejection of Islam. Despite the protests of Counter-Terrorism Division director Scott Ross, Riley races to CTD armed with a plan and a fierce determination to rescue Khadi at all costs.



** spoiler alert **

Blackout in no way prepared me for this. Do you ever read a book and go “What happened?” Well, Inside Threat did that for me.

(Some spoilers though I tried not to give away too many, read with caution from here out. ;))

I am going to attempt to give this book the review it deserves but I fear it may end up to be hard for me to do, since (spoiler) I cried over it, CRIED.

I rarely cry over books but WOW, I did not see this ending like it did, how could it, honestly?

I have read many, many, maybe too many suspense, but this one? It shocked me. I thought the ending might happen though I didn’t expect it since so few authors do what these two authors did.

I respect them for the ending since it ended the series with a strong, fulling believing, rock solid faith in God, His love, His control, I just have to say this book is violent, it is hard, sad, painful, wonderful, and most of all filled with faith much like the first in the series, ending as it did is sad, it’s truthful.

There was a reason to end like it did, and I may disagree with the ending and that’s my thought but the out come of the ending was perfect, there’s nothing better than this book’s ending.

Yes, I cried some tears, and many readers I’m sure would sob at this book but I feel it is worth it. This book shows ultimate faith in God, and I just love it, suggest you read it, and ask you to consider the message inside.

No, Riley is not a real man but men can learn from this character.

My one complaint is that there was no closure for Scott, Skeeter, and Keith was in it so little.

And that’s all I have to say one Inside Threat, the book that has broken my heart in a good and bad way.

P.S. Gatorade is AWESOME.

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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