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Dark Liaison: A Christian Suspense Novel (The Coil Series, #1) (COIL #1)

4.36  ·  Rating Details ·  160 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Librarian's note: This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B005V257FK

In DARK LIAISON, A Christian Suspense Novel, Book One in the COIL Series by D.I. Telbat, we jump into an intense scene where things are not as they seem for Memphis as he is unknowingly tested. And then we meet protagonist Corban Dowler.

It is an age of prophetic strife when spiritual darkness collides
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 312 pages
Published October 2011 by Telbat's Tablet
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Trinity Rose
Jan 05, 2012 Trinity Rose rated it it was amazing
D.I. Telbat is a new author for me and I just love his style. This book Dark Liaison is a book I will cherish and reread. I will read any of D.I.’s other books, because he’s that great of an author.
This story is my favorite kind. It talks about the persecuted church and is a suspense/secret agent type of book. I couldn’t put this book down and I so look forward to book two in the series.
The characters are highly developed and very likable or unlikable. I didn’t know how Dark Liaison was going
Deborah Heal
May 05, 2012 Deborah Heal rated it really liked it
Dark Liaison by D.I. Telbat

I enjoyed Dark Liaison, a Christian suspense novel with an unusual premise. The hero is Corban, an ex-CIA agent, who has used his contacts and skills to build an alternative spy agency whose mission is the rescue of suffering saints facing imprisonment, torture, and death in places like North Korea, Guatamala, and China. Satan’s forces, led by Abaddon and his the creepily evil minions are ramping up their attacks on Christians in a last ditch effort to thwart God’s kin
Dec 03, 2011 Melanie rated it it was amazing
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Dark Liaison, while a great suspense novel, also made me think about all of the Christians who, for their faith, suffer persecution, torture, and even death in foreign countries. They know the risks, yet they still go to share the Gospel.

I think Dark Liaison's story was very entertaining and it kept my attention throughout. I love how Corban had so many identities and that COIL didn't kill people - even when someone was trying to kill them.

There was a lot more substance to Dark Liaison than norm
Peter  Younghusband
Jan 10, 2016 Peter Younghusband rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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DARK EDGE: Prequel to the COIL Series whetted my appetite for this series and now Dark Liaison has more than satiated this appetite! As with any satisfying meal that is also delicious and tasty, you want more of this meal. So with the C.O.I.L series. I want more and am so glad that there are 4 more books to continue to more than satisfy me!

This is one action packed, engaging series that keeps you on the edge of your seat, and one you cannot put down. Telbat definitely has the imagination and wr
Aug 13, 2012 Angela rated it it was amazing
I feel like I'm constantly repeating myself in reviews - it's really hard to find a good Christian suspense author. It's even harder to find one that writes with any depth. And. . . it's about time that I can say I've find a new author that I intend to follow because his books are excellent!

Dark Liaison combines all the suspense and thrill of a classic spy/action novel with a some great messages about Christianity. It also promotes awareness of the persecuted church. This book is well-written: i
Oct 27, 2012 Roger rated it liked it

The book had its moments of suspense, but equally had moments where the storyline didn't seem to always flow. The characters didn't seem to be fully developed. Corbin, for example; I never had any strong feelings about him. Likewise for his family--they all seemed rather detached from each other emotionally.

The author did a good job of describing the prison break. I waited until I was finished before I viewed the author's hand drawn map, and it was exactly as I had envisioned in my mind as I re
Axle Black
Feb 19, 2013 Axle Black rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I found 'Dark Liaison' to have a good balance of action, suspense and spiritual content. Telbat has exceptional skill in outlining a relitively complex plot that is easy to follow. At no time did I get lost between scenes as I sometimes do. The characters are normal, everyday people, both good and bad. The action, though sometimes approaching the limits of possibility, is believable. The story line in 'Dark Liaison' somewhat resembles that of the 'Left Behind' series. All in all I found it an ad
Michael E.
Aug 12, 2012 Michael E. rated it really liked it
Interesting and Exciting thriller... ...something different.
I really enjoyed this book. It is a well written spy thriller, but not along the lines of Bond or Bourne. The story follows a private spy organization on a clandestine mission, dueling with forces such as the CIA, criminal masterminds, and a pure evil enemy. What is different about this story is the connection back to Christian faith, and how a man who once was a natural assassin and experienced field agent would live a life honoring Go
May 17, 2014 O rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It's hard to criticize Christian fiction, since there's so little of it (aside from Romance). Alas, this novel, while interesting, is full of non sequiturs, implausibilities, good-guy high-tech and bad-guy low-tech, strange spiritual-warfare blindspots, healing miracles, and overall Huhs? that the thrust of the story goes awry. To point out those many cases would require Spoilers, so I'll beg off on that. Suffice it to say, if you're Christian you'll probably like it, because the the writing is ...more
Misty Heringer raup
what could be better than 007, a secret ops team who are Christian, fighting real enemies, without legal means? this book for me sucked in and I love the series and characters! makes you think about others and be more grateful too.
Apr 10, 2013 Robert rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good book. The ending was certainly exciting, but It was almost too optimistic considering the topic of end times.
Lorna Timoll
Jan 12, 2014 Lorna Timoll rated it it was amazing

Brilliantly written. Although Christians are forever being persecuted, God watches over them. In the end, they win.I highly recommend book
Jodi Woody
Jan 03, 2015 Jodi Woody rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it.Another great Christian fiction. Spies, demon possessed bad guys. All with good writing. I give it 5 stars. High school and up.
Jun 30, 2014 Nadine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great action and suspense book. It left me wanting more. I'm glad there are three more books in the series. With many twists and turns it will leave you excited to read the next page.
Ron Fast
May 26, 2015 Ron Fast rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent Thriller. Loved it. The "Dark" Series combines James Bond with Brother Andrew. COIL, a Christian covert group that rescues persecuted Christians. I'm looking forward the to the other 5
Apr 23, 2015 Darrell rated it it was amazing
Good Reading

I like a good action book. I'm an Alistair McLean fan and these characters are similar. They have resolve and fortitude. Good story.
May 16, 2015 Aahamsing41 rated it really liked it
The Lord is in control.

Although a world of fiction, the tale rings true. It presents a story that is portents of things to come. Very well written and a great read.
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I've been writing novels and short stories since I was a young teen. God has greatly impacted me, and I now desire to honor the Lord with my life and writing.

My stories can be read in several online and print publications, as well as three anthologies. My bestselling COIL Series include novels Dark Liaison, Book One; Dark Hearted, Book Two; Dark Rule, Book Three; and Dark Vessel, Book Four, and a
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