Saturday, December 3, 2011

Book Review: DARK LIAISON, A Christian Suspense Novel by D.I. Telbat

DARK LIAISON, A Christian Suspense Novel by D.I. Telbat

About the book:

In DARK LIAISON, Book One in the COIL Series, we meet protagonist Corban Dowler.

It is an age of prophetic strife when spiritual darkness collides with servants of the Cross. Christians worldwide are persecuted on a heightened level, and while no safety seems to exist, one man steps forward to lend a hand to the defenseless laborers.

Corban Dowler is an old-school spy. Six years ago, he accepted Christ's gift of salvation and then resigned from the morally compromising C.I.A. As Corban desires to fulfill God's Great Commission, he builds an organization called the Commission of International Laborers, (COIL), where he devotes his skills and resources to assist persecuted or kidnapped Christian servants in the most dangerous environments worldwide. 

There are times in this age when Corban Dowler must hastily extract missionary families and Christian workers from danger zones before death steals them from their righteous work. For these operations, Corban has developed commando-style teams using non-lethal weapons to extract the threatened or persecuted servants of the Lord. 

These covert multiethnic teams are ex-military or ex-CIA, and all believers in Christ. 

Satan is every bit the adversary as he operates through his demonic workers of iniquity. They are set on claiming the lives of the righteous that stand for Truth. While COIL is working tirelessly to rescue Christians in need, Satan's followers are placing roadblocks, destroying, and kidnapping believers in Christ to thwart the efforts of COIL. The operatives find themselves prey to the very wickedness that they are committed to fight, and a battle between good and evil emerges. 

Dark Liaison, written by D.I. Telbat, cover art by Carrie E. Smith, is an 83,000-word Christian action-suspense novel of espionage and spiritual warfare. This Book One in the COIL Series contrasts the lives of satanic antagonists bent on hatred with the COIL laborers who protect the Christian men and women servants standing for righteousness. And we learn that… there is no redemption without sacrifice.


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My thoughts:

Dark Liaison, while a great suspense novel, also made me think about all of the Christians who, for their faith, suffer persecution, torture, and even death in foreign countries. They know the risks, yet they still go to share the Gospel.

I think Dark Liaison's story was very entertaining and it kept my attention throughout. I love how Corban had so many identities and that COIL didn't kill people - even when someone was trying to kill them.

There was a lot more substance to Dark Liaison than normal books - which I liked. Many times I found myself thinking about things mentioned in this book and how true they are.

The good vs. evil message was very well written - in the end Light will overcome darkness, Good will overcome evil, God will defeat Satan.

Overall, I loved Dark Liaison and definitely recommend it - I'm looking forward to the next book in the COIL series!!!

* I received a complimentary eBook copy for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. *


A CONTEST to celebrate the 100th Post on the Telbat's Tablet site!

December is a special month for Christian Author David Telbat and he'd like to celebrate his mile marker by giving away a copy of Dark Liaison, A Christian Suspense Novel by D.I. Telbat in a random drawing. LEAVE A COMMENT on the Telbat's Tablet site and your name will be put into the "bucket" to be drawn after December! The book is available as a PDF and a Kindle version at this time (more formats available soon!). This contest is ONLY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER so be sure to go check out the free stories on the site and leave your comment! He will announce the winner on his site January 3rd. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!

AND D.I. Telbat says he would like to create a CUSTOM ADVENTURE STORY for the winner as well! You, the winner, will be the protagonist involved in a true-to-life covert mission in a custom short story. Many of D.I. Telbat's free weekly short stories on his site are about the rescue of persecuted Christians. Check them out and leave your comment! Looking forward to "seeing" you! Please spread the word!

Because of D.I. Telbat's concern for persecuted Christians worldwide, he has committed to donating a portion of the sales of his COIL Novel Series to two ministries that come alongside suffering Christians: Samaritan's Purse and Voice of the Martyrs. (There are also links on his Telbat's Tablet website if you'd like to check out these very worthy ministries.)

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