Review: One Night in Tehran by Luana Ehrlich

About the Book:


Read the first novel in a new series of thrillers featuring intelligence officer Titus Ray.

Trained in lies, a covert agent learns the truth

Veteran CIA officer, Titus Ray–on the run from the Iranian secret police–finds shelter with a group of Iranian Christians in Tehran. While urging Titus to become a believer in Jesus Christ, they manage to smuggle him out of Iran to freedom in Turkey.

Will it help him deal with his past?

Returning to the States, he discovers his Iranian mission failed because of political infighting within the Agency. In a hot-tempered outburst, he delivers a scathing indictment against the Deputy Director of Operations, and, as a result, the deputy forces Titus to take a year’s medical leave in Oklahoma.

How will it change his future?

Before leaving Langley, Virginia, Titus learns he’s been targeted by a Hezbollah assassin hired by the Iranians. Now, while trying to figure out what it means to be a follower of Christ, he must decide if the Iranian couple he meets in Norman, Oklahoma has ties to the man who’s trying to kill him, and if Nikki Saxon, a local detective with an intriguing past, can be trusted with his secrets.

My Thoughts:

Wow! I truly enjoyed reading this book to the extent that as soon as it was completed, I got the next book in the series and started reading it.

Titus Ray, a veteran CIA officer, is suddenly made aware of the meaning of religion and faith due to various circumstances. This in some ways slowly brings about changes in him. In parallel, he is forced to deal with the bureaucracy of his higher officials, which may have resulted in the failure of his mission. Titus is forced into taking medical leave due to an outburst, resulting in him moving away and facing his thoughts as well as living in a small town.

We are introduced to Nikki Saxon, a local detective, who is serious about her job and determined to see her job through. An encounter between Titus and Nikki leads to something more, something that would make Titus re-consider trusting a person. Titus also turns to faith and meets an Iranian couple at his church. A series of events are set off, bringing him and Nikki together and eventually leading to the abrupt end of his medical leave. All it took was one night, one experience, one mistake to change the course of Titus’ life.

A well- written novel, this is truly enjoyable and will take the reader on a wonderful journey. The characters are well developed and the plot is well thought out. This book ends with a strong lead to the next and will ensure that the reader will want to pick up the next and continue the journey.

I strongly recommend this book and the rest in the series. I will be writing a separate review for the next book in the series quite soon! Until then, please like, comment and share your thoughts if any.

The Brothers’ Keepers by Matthew Peters

This book is going to release on 1st October 2014. The book is currently available for pre-order through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and MuseItUp Publishing. I was given an advance reading copy by the author in exchange for an honest review. I must say the book is definitely worth reading.

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About the Book:


Most of us are familiar with Jesus’ parents, Mary and Joseph, and Jesus’ purported spouse, Mary Magdalene. But what about Jesus’ siblings? What role did they play in early Christianity?

Contemporary Jesuit and renowned religious historian Nicholas Branson is about to find out…and the answer will shake the foundations of the Judeo-Christian world.

It all starts with the murder of a United States Senator in a confessional, and the discovery of a strange religious document among his possessions. At the urging of his FBI friend, Branson joins the investigation. His effort to uncover the truth behind the murder draws him into the search for an eight-hundred-year-old treasure and into a web of ecclesiastical and political intrigue.

Accompanied by a beautiful, sharp-tongued research librarian, Jessica Jones, Branson follows a trail of clues, from the peaks of the awe inspiring French Pyrenees to the caves of war-torn Afghanistan. Along the way, shadowy powerful forces trail the pair, determined to keep safe a secret buried for centuries.

How will it end? Read The Brothers’ Keepers … if you dare.


My Thoughts:

This is a fast paced thriller which is as good and as gripping any Dan Brown novel.

The story revolves around the controversies related to the basis on which Christianity was established and Jesus and his siblings. There are many conspiracy theories that the author makes use of with thorough research to back up the claims. The author mentions his sources for most things mentioned in the book at the end.

The story progresses at a fast pace with not a single second wasted in unnecessary details. The reader is drawn into the book from the very first second and will not be able to put it down until the end. Nick Branson is a scholarly Jesuit who gets called in by his FBI friend to look over a document found at a murder victims office. Little do they realise that this will lead them on a hunt for something that has been hidden for a very long time, something that can question the very foundation of Christianity and shatter people’s belief. Accompanied by a beautiful research librarian Jessica Jones, the story follows Nick as he races against those trying to kill him and prevent him from finding out the truth. In this race to the finish, we see that even the Christian church, the government an many high ranking people involved and the plot only thickens as deceit runs high and no-one will hesitate to pull the trigger.

The suspense is strong and will keep the reader questioning everything they ever thought about the religion to the extent that they may end up questioning their own faith. A strong and well thought out story, this will drop a bombshell that will have the readers scurrying around to read more and understand. The foundation of this story rests on thorough research that only helps support the claims even more leaving us pondering what we really believe in.

The story is well written and the author has done a brilliant job with it. I am sure anyone who loves Dan Brown’s novels will enjoy this as well! This book is just a taste of what author Matthew Peters is really capable of and a taste of this book will have readers counting down the days till his next book.