Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ulterior Motive by Mark Andrew Olsen

Hi All!

Today the title of this book strikes me even more than it did last week. Ulterior motives, sometimes it seems that everyone has one or more in place. Sometimes we have them and don't know it. In this book there are lots of them for both good and evil. In Ulterior Motives Greg is one of the main characters. His story is so real you could reach out and touch it. I was impressed at the way that Mr. Olsen showed Greg's faith in God, and the incredible way that he wrote about al-Qaeda and one terrorist who is standing on the greatest choice of his life.

We are all broken with out remedy and with out God's great grace we would be that way forever. I am so grateful for God's grace and forgiveness! This book shines in showing God's forgiveness, love, grace and mercy while wrapping it all up in a wonderful real life scenario. I have a feeling the depth of the message in this book will be working in me for a while yet. This is a very recommended read.

Carol :)

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Ulterior Motive

Bethany House (March 1, 2009)


Mark Andrew Olsen


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.


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 Ulterior Motive, go HERE

The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0764202758

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