About The Book:
A CIA contractor goes missing in Iraq. Five years later, he turns up in Yemen.
Now, it’s up to Titus to find out if he’s a traitor or a patriot.
After Titus accepts an assignment to bring rogue CIA contractor Jacob Levin back to the States, he learns the operation has been put on hold pending Presidential approval. That’s fine with him. He’s looking forward to spending time in Oklahoma with his fiancée, Nikki Saxon.
But then, his boss needs a favor. After that, everything changes.
It begins in Springfield, Missouri . . .
Where he interviews a former CIA employee about the missing Jacob Levin.
It continues in Detroit, Michigan . . .
Where he and Nikki spend Thanksgiving with his relatives.
It leads to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia . . .
Where he encounters a killer.
It ends in Somahi, Yemen . . .
Where he finally discovers the truth.
Along the way, he’s forced to deal with issues about his personal life, confront questions about his past, and make decisions about his future. Can he trust God for the answers? Will Nikki agree with his decision? How will he handle the outcome?
About The Author:
Luana picked up her first adult spy novel when she was eleven years old. Today, she continues to have a passion for the thriller/suspense genre of fiction. In addition to being an avid reader, she is also a news fanatic and follows events around the world on a daily basis, particularly the Middle East.
Luana is an award-winning author, minister’s wife, and former missionary. She has lived in Norman, Oklahoma for the past two decades. Previously, she resided in several states in the South and Midwest, and, along with her husband, she served as a missionary in Costa Rica and Venezuela.
Occasionally, she reports on the experiences of newly converted Christians for Baptist Press, a national news service for Baptists. She was also a weekly columnist for The Indiana Baptist, where she told the stories of ordinary people who became followers of Christ. Luana is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, and her fourth book, Four Months in Cuba, was a finalist for the 2018 Carol Awards in the mystery/suspense/thriller category.
About Titus Ray Thrillers:
Book I, One Night in Tehran, launched this series of thrillers by author Luana Ehrlich who says, “I was inspired to write the first book in the series, when I heard about the persecution of Christians in Iran about five years ago.
“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?”
One Step Back is the prequel to the Titus Ray Thriller Series.
Titus has been in Iran trying to recruit assets willing to feed him intel on the Iranian opposition. However, when he meets Amir Madani, one of Iran’s nuclear scientist, he can’t resist the opportunity to pursue him as a CIA asset.
Although Chaman, an Iranian socialite, warns Titus to stay away from Madani, he ignores her advice and befriends the nuclear scientist. The consequences prove disastrous, and, as the secret police close in, he’s forced to find shelter with a group of Iranian Christians, who risk their lives to save his.
The Titus Ray Thriller Series begins with Book I, One Night in Tehran
While on the run from the Iranian secret police, CIA officer Titus Ray encounters a group of Christians in Tehran. The battle-hardened agent becomes a believer shortly before being smuggled out of Iran to freedom in Turkey.
Back in the States, Titus learns he’s been targeted by an assassin. 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 can be trusted with his secrets.
In Book II, Two Days in Caracas, CIA intelligence officer, Titus Ray, travels from Costa Rica to Venezuela in an effort to stop Ahmed Al-Amin, a Hezbollah assassin, from murdering a high-profile government official.
Along the way, a family crisis jeopardizes his mission, and an Agency division head threatens to destroy his career. As the danger mounts, he’s forced to partner with an untested operative to complete the mission and bring Ahmed to justice. Will he make it in time?
In Book III, Three Weeks in Washington, Titus embarks on an intelligence operation that spans two continents and exposes an Iranian general obsessed with destroying America.
As time runs out, Titus engages the enemy in a treacherous game of cat and mouse to save the lives of thousands and defeat the terrorists.
Can his faith sustain him as he faces his greatest challenge yet? Is he willing to lose Nikki to save his country?
In Book IV, Four Months in Cuba, Titus travels to Santiago de Cuba to locate his partner Ben Mitchell who’s been kidnapped by a Mexican drug cartel.
After discovering Ben’s abduction was more than just a simple kidnapping, Titus teams up with an unconventional operative whose peculiar ideas threaten to destroy the mission.
Titus must risk everything to bring Ben home, including his relationship with Nikki Saxon. Will it be worth it?
Luana’s Presence on the Web:
Personal Website: http://www.LuanaEhrlich.com
Book Website: http://TitusRayThrillers.com
Devotional Blog: http://www.hisglorymyjoy.wordpress.com
Quotes Blog: http://www.blessingboxblogger.com