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Monday, June 25, 2012

The Next Target by Nikki Aranna

David C. Cook

The tension begins on the first page as you learn that the main character, Austia Donatelli, works ministering to newly arrived Muslims in The United States.  Austia runs a career center locates jobs for the newly arrived and teaches English classes to Muslim women at night, showing them Chrisitan love through her work.  When one of the women asks questions about Jesus, she shares her faith with them.  After an honor killing of a young woman that she helped escape the chains of Islam, Austia begins to be aware that she is being tracked and watched.  Zaki a man who works for Hassian, a local radical leader shows up at odd times.  Even scared, Austia continues her work, but trouble comes from unexpected places.

As radical Islamists continue their jihad on Americans and Jews, and they increase their demands here in America, the tension between the groups escalates.  Due to the extreme terrorism, Muslims are seen less as individuals, and more as angry mobs.  Aranna builds a great story around this tension, giving the reader insights into the lives of those caught up in radical power with strong characters who work against the evil onslaught.  This is a great read, recommended for readers who like suspense and romance built around a topic that is in newspaper headlines daily.

Received Galley from NetGalley.com

Published by David C. Cook on June 1, 2012.

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