Blog Tour and Giveaway: Cross Shadow by Andrew Huff
About the Book
All journalist Christine Lewis wants is the truth. All pastor John Cross wants is to avoid it. Former CIA agent turned evangelical pastor John Cross is busy caring for the small community of believers he ministers to in Virginia. Journalist Christine Lewis is busy with the demand for her talents from top news agencies in New York City. Neither has any time left for their relationship, which began eight months before when they paired up to prevent the detonation of a chemical bomb in the nation's capital. But when Christine hears that her stepbrother has been arrested for murder in Texas, they team up again to discover the truth about the crime. Untangling a web of conspiracy, the couple finds themselves in the center of another dangerous situation-and in trouble far deeper than they expected. With an assassin on the loose, a trusted colleague acting as a double agent, and unreliable artificial intelligence connected to mercenaries who have Cross on their hit list, these two may not get out of the Lone Star State alive.
Huff spent ten years in local church ministry as a youth pastor and creative arts pastor before pursuing God’s calling into creative storytelling and media production as the product director at Igniter Media, a church media company (ignitermedia.com). He is a two-time finalist in the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Genesis Contest for unpublished authors (2014, 2017) and also won the best screenplay award at the 2015 48 Hour Film Festival in Richmond, VA. A Cross to Kill and Cross Shadow in the Shepherd Suspense series are his first releases. Huff holds a bachelor of science in religion degree from Liberty University and a master of arts in Christian education from Dallas Theological Seminary. He resides in Plano, TX, with his beautiful wife, Jae, and their two boys. Learn more Andrew Huff and the Shepherd Suspense novels at www.andrewhuffbooks.com. He can also be found on Facebook (@huffwrites), Twitter (@andrewjohnhuff)and Instagram (@andyhuff).
What others are saying
“In the tradition of Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti, Cross Shadow is a strong, taut thriller that retains a Christian sense of optimism and hope while acknowledging the existence of great evil in the world. Huff raises the stakes on every page all the way through the white-knuckle finale—like watching an action movie through the written word.” ~ Kyle Mann, editor in chief of The Babylon Bee and author of How to Be a Perfect Christian “Andrew Huff’s writing is as fast-paced and tight as his enticing story lines. Masterfully balancing a well-developed plot with a cast of characters you feel like you’ve known forever, Huff creates one page-turner after another in his Shepherd Suspense trilogy. He may be a new author, but his talented word-spinning is anything but novice and will linger long in the reader’s subconscious.” ~ Betsy St. Amant Haddox, author of All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes
I enjoyed the first book from Andrew Huff’s Shepherd Suspense series, A Cross to Kill. So, I was excited to have the opportunity to read the second installment, Cross Shadow. I really liked this one and maybe even more than the first. The action starts from the start and does not stop until the end. There is a lot of suspense with twists and turns that made me wonder what is going to happen next John. I love the faith element intertwined the plot, as well.
I am giving Cross Shadow four and a half stars. I recommend it for readers who enjoy exciting and thrilling reads. Even though this is a series, I believe readers can get by reading them as a stand alone. However, I would not want to miss either one. I am hoping there is a third book in the series releasing in the near future!
I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.