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He thought his deadliest enemy knelt across the line of scrimmage. He was wrong!
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 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. This softcover edition also includes a teaser chapter of the next Riley Covington thriller.

Written by a member of the NFL; gives readers an insider look at the world of professional athletes and military intelligence. Examines the challenges of homeland security in large-venue events. Explores the tension between the desire for revenge and the constraints of the Christian faith, especially as it relates to Islam. Jason Elam has recently returned from Iraq, where he visited and supported the troops. You can read his journal at

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I enjoyed this book a great deal. I recognized Jason Elam's name since I am a big football fan but wasn’t aware of how great of an author he is. This book had great action, suspense, and an awesome storyline. The main character, Riley Covington, seemed like a totally relatable individual that is somebody you would want to be like. In addition it was great to read a book that was so full of action but yet had a Christian message imbedded in the story. I also loved the fact that there wasn’t any sex or cursing present at all in the book. I am eagerly looking forward to the next book in the Riley Covington series!