Monday, May 18, 2009

Ulterior Motives by Mark Andrew Olsen


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Mark Andrew Olsen




ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

MARK ANDREW OLSEN whose novel The Assignment was a Christy Award finalist, also collaborated on bestsellers Hadassah (now the major motion picture: One Night With the King), The Hadassah Covenant, and Rescued. Two of his last books were the supernatural thriller The Watchers, and The Warriors.

The son of missionaries to France, Mark is a Professional Writing graduate of Baylor University. He and his wife, Connie, live in Colorado Springs with their three children.


ABOUT THE BOOK

When an al-Qaeda email is intercepted, threatening an attack on America, it leads to the capture of the group's leader. Yet even under fierce interrogation, the terrorist clings to his jihadist beliefs and refuses to divulge any information. Desperate, the Army resorts to extreme measures--a controversial protocol designed to break a subject's resistance. But the attempt must be masked as an offer of clemency and rely on an outside party, someone who is unaware of the protocol's aims.

They find that someone in Greg Cahill, a disgraced soldier who now serves in a prison ministry. Lured by the chance to restore his reputation, Greg befriends a man the entire country despises. And the result proves combustible, the two men having to flee for their lives. With both in need of redemption, they set out to prevent a major catastrophe...

If you would like to read the first chapter of HERE

My Review:

Ulterior Motives is a wonderful suspense novel that explores an interesting concept. I was literally glued to the pages to find out what happens next. I did not see the somewhat twist/unexpected departure from what I expected to happen. In order to fully enjoy the story for what it is a story you have suspend belief in places. The sharing of the Christian faith plays a prominent role in the lead character Greg Cahill's current life so it inherent in the book. It is wrapped up nicely in the end which I liked. Overall a great book which I recommend. I look forward to reading more novels by this author. :)

No comments: