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

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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
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Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 312 pages
Published October 2011 by Telbat's Tablet
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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
Trinity Rose
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
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Melanie
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
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Deborah Heal
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
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Angela
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
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Roger


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
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Nadine
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.
Michael E.
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
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Axle Black

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
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Lorna Timoll
Excellent!!!!

Brilliantly written. Although Christians are forever being persecuted, God watches over them. In the end, they win.I highly recommend book
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.
Jodi Woody
Loved it.Another great Christian fiction. Spies, demon possessed bad guys. All with good writing. I give it 5 stars. High school and up.
Robert
Pretty good book. The ending was certainly exciting, but It was almost too optimistic considering the topic of end times.
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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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COIL (3 books)
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  • Dark Rule (COIL, #3)
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