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Monday Night Jihad (Riley Covington Thriller Series #1) Paperback – September 1, 2008
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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 source of 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.
Top Customer Reviews
She had not read it, but she lives in Denver and the principal author of the book is Jason Elam, a member of the NFL Denver Broncos and their place kicker. She saw a review of the book in a local paper and mentioned that I might want to take a look at it. I did and I am very glad that I did so. It is a first rate novel on terrorisim that tells a gripping storty and that offers insight into that war that we are all involved in.
The principal figure in the book is Riley Covington. A former member of the USAF Special Operations Command seeing duty in Afghanastan and a graduate of the Air Force Academy, Covington has, after his tour of duty
been drafted by the Denver Mustangs and made the team as a linebacker.
Hakim Quasin is the antagonist of the story who, as a child, has seen his family bombed to dust in Operation Desert Storm and has sworn vengence on the United States. He is taken under the wing of a man known as "The Scorpion" who sees to it that the 12 year old Quasin is sent to Europe where the moulding process begins.
The planning begins to come to fruition as terrorists enter the United States with a plan to bring the war again to our shores. They are part of an organization known as The Cause.
Some former members of Covington's military unit are involved in trying to track them down and are closing in on some of them as they launch an attack at the Mall of America. Evidence obtained as a result of this action leads them to the belief that more is coming. But what?
Meanwhile, the Mustangs are preparing for an important league game on Monday Night Football.Read more ›
The inclusion of one good-guy Moslem does not do it for me as she is female and all females are marginalized and relegated to submissive roles in these books - and even though she is the real hero of the book (no spoiler from me). She has also expressed a lack of understanding of parts of the Q'ran, leaving openher conversion to the "true faith," which I am sure wll happen in a subsequent book.
For an audience who agrees with the political positions presented in the book, it is a good read. As a non-Christian person of faith who is alsp a patriotic American, those political positions scare me.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Brings back reality too close for comfort. Almost believable, but not quite.Published 2 months ago by Masao Miwa
Great thriller. Love the entire series (4 books total). Well-written with engaging characters, unexpected plot twists.Published 6 months ago by Marian Shaw
Characters are weak, technology well done. Emphasis on the meaning of the religious messages in the storyline is critical for some readers but not for mePublished 8 months ago by Hoot( retired AF Col.)
I tried to like this one but, after a while, I had to put it down and delete it from my Kindle. There was too much of an emphasis on football – not surprising, considering one of... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Michael Gallagher
This was a great book to read. Thanks Jason for a great book. I really enjoyed it.Published 16 months ago by Cynthia Graham