Book: One Night in Tehran - A Titus Ray Thriller by Luana Ehrlichcategories: Book, Christian Fiction, Religious Fiction, Christian Mystery, Christian Suspense, Espionage Fiction, Spy Fiction, Central Intelligence Agency, Covert Operative, Iranian Christians, Clandestine Service, Christian Thriller
Luana Ehrlichabout this book: I was inspired to write One Night in Tehran, after I heard about the persecution of Christians in Iran about five years ago. Because I've always been an avid reader of mysteries and thrillers, I knew my first book would be in this genre. However, when I heard about the Iranian Christians, I began asking several questions, which eventually became the plotline of the book. I wondered what would happen if a veteran CIA intelligence operative in Tehran encountered a group of Iranian Christians and became a believer. How would his conversion affect his career? How would a man trained to lie and deceive others be able to follow the teachings of Christ in the real world?
While my Titus Ray Thrillers do have a faith element as a continual thread running throughout the books, they are primarily espionage fiction. However, I do market my books under the Christian category, and I do this primarily because there are so few Christian thrillers out there.
Here's a brief synopsis of One Night in Tehran:
CIA intelligence officer, Titus Ray, finds shelter with a group of Iranian Christians following a botched mission to recruit assets inside Tehran. Compelled by their unwavering faith, the veteran covert operative becomes a believer before he manages to escape to Turkey.
Upon returning to the States, he discovers his Iranian mission failed because of political infighting within the Agency. In a hot-tempered outburst, he delivers a scathing indictment against the Deputy Director of Operations, and the deputy forces Titus to take a year's medical leave in Oklahoma.
Before leaving Langley, however, he discovers a Hezbollah hit man has targeted him for assassination. Now, while trying to figure out what it means to be a follower of Christ, he must decide if the Iranian couple he meets in Oklahoma has ties to the man who's trying to kill him, and if Nikki Saxon, a beautiful local detective, can be trusted with his secrets.
Here are some examples of reviews for One Night in Tehran:
• "Wow. This book never stopped! It grabbed my attention at the beginning and did not let go. It still hasn't let go of me." –Book Review by Aerykah on Expressions of Me blog.
• "One Night in Tehran is a well-written, suspenseful page turner of a book." –Goodreads Book Review.
• "Recommend this book to all CIA novel lovers." –Amazon reviewer, one of over 400 Five-Star reviews for this thriller.
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