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Inside Threat

(Riley Covington #4)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  120 ratings  ·  23 reviews
After taking two football seasons off, Riley Covington is attempting to make a comeback in the league while trying to forget Khadi Faroughi, now on security detail for a prominent senator.
But a new attack turns both of their lives upside down yet again. During a state funeral, terrorists overrun the National Cathedral and take senators, congressmen, and their entourages h
Paperback, 388 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Tyndale House Publishers (first published April 1st 2011)
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Mar 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Final book in the Riley Covington series, takes a while to get going.

Riley is trying to come back to the League after two years, and is having trouble concentrating on his game.

Meanwhile terrorists take over a state funeral, and capture Riley's love, along with others.

To be honest, while the ending fits with Inspirational theme of the series, if the events ever happened, several Middle Eastern countries would be seas of glass within a very short time.
Jul 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
There are some books where, even though it didn’t have the perfect “happily ever after” ending, it was still an awesome book and more realistic than the majority of action/adventure books out there. That’s exactly what I think of Jason Elam and Steve Yohn’s newest thriller, Inside Threat. For those returning to the Riley Covington thrillers, he’s off on another adventure when the woman he loves is trapped in a hostage situation…and he will do anything to save her. Instantly intrigued, I was not ...more
Sep 25, 2011 rated it liked it
This isn't my normal genre, and I don't often read books of this type, but I liked this one pretty well. This is part of a series (Book four, I believe), and I hadn't read any of the previous books. I don't think it's necessary to have read them, except for maybe having a better feel of the characters. I wasn't as emotionally invested in these characters as I might have been had I read the other books.

The cover says "A Riley Covington Thriller", but I wouldn't say he was necessarily the main cha
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wow, that was the end of the series... and what an ending...
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved and hated this series!
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jason-elam
I really enjoyed the marriage between potential circumstances, but God's provision through it all!
Corey Baltzer
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2019
What a great book, and series. It is so saddening that this is the end.
Dana Burgess
Aug 12, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tyndale Publishing sent me this book free for an honest review.

The first thing you might like to know is that this is not the first 'Riley Covington Thriller' that Jason Elam and Steve Yohn have written - in fact it is the fourth. I had never heard of Riley Covington before I started the book and didn't know this. That's OK. 'Inside Threat' reads just fine as a stand alone book. Having said that, I may just have to find some of the others. (oops - just gave away my stand on this book. My bad.) H
Linebacker Riley Covington's tumultuous return to football after two seasons away is cut short when a new terrorist attack puts him and the woman he most cares about – Khadi Faroughi – in the crosshairs once again.

During a state funeral, a new generation of the Cause made up of homegrown Islamic terrorists overruns the National Cathedral and takes members of Congress and their entourages hostage, including Khadi, now employed as a security specialist for one of Washington's most visible senators
May 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
Riley Covington has always played by the rules. Now he's about to break every one.

Riley Covington's comeback to football as the linebacker for Washington Warriors is cut short. First he gets in trouble with his boss and then he hears about a hostage situation involving Khadi Faroughi - the woman he loves.

Scott Ross, Director of the Counter Terrorism Division's Special Operation Group Bravo and Riley's former boss, doesn't want Riley anywhere near the scene. But because it involves Khadi - and so
Jun 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
There is just something about the 'Riley Covington' series that I just love, and I think that 'Inside Threat' is the best book in the series. It has suspense, action, drama, comedy, and a little romance - all of which meld together so well, that if asked, I couldn't put this book into just one genre. I have been waiting for over a year to read this book and let me tell you that it was definitely worth the wait! I know that when I get a new "Riley Covington" book in my hands, I am in for an edge- ...more
Jul 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Riley Covington loves Khadi Faroughi, but their differences in religious beliefs have kept them apart. When Khadi is taken captive by American Muslim extremists who have taken hostages at a state funeral where Khadi was working, Riley knows he must save the woman he loves before she is beheaded. Will there be time for him to rescue her and to her how he feels?

This is the first book in the Riley Covington series that I have read, and I wish I had read the first three. While this book can stand a
Jul 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Jan Drexler
Aug 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I admit it. I’m addicted to thrillers and suspense. And while I’m not real big on futuristic tales, there’s a compelling draw in the “it could happen tomorrow” type stories.

That’s what Jason Elam and Steve Yohn have given us in their new Riley Covington thriller, “Inside Threat”. Set sometime in the not too distant future, football linebacker and all-American hero Riley Covington thinks his career of fighting terrorists is at an end – until the newest attack puts him and the woman he loves in th
Jul 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was a really great book! It is the 4rth book in the Riley Covington series. I actually haven't read any of the books before it, but honestly, I didn't feel like I was missing pieces. So even if this is the only book in the series that you have read, you'll be able to get everything that happens. The book starts out with Riley Covington and the problems that he is having in his football career and also clues you in on Riley's past romance with Khadi Faroughi, a Muslim woman who used to be hi ...more
Jul 19, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Inside Threat is the fourth novel in Jason Elam's and Steve Yohn's collaborative Riley Covington series. I was not familiar with this series but the cover intrigued me and I'm glad that I read it. Even though it is the fourth in a series, I did not feel like I had to go back and read the three previous books to understand what was going on, however, I look forward to reading those books as well, this is a great stand alone book.

The story is about a fictional although plausible terrorist attack
Jan 03, 2012 rated it liked it
I've been a huge fan of this series since Monday Night Jihad. The writing has been great, I loved the characters, and the action is adrenaline filled. Covington & Co. have taken on everything from terror networks to nuclear weapons on the loose.

I came in expecting much of the same, and was a bit disappointed. Normally the action starts around page 1 or 2 and rarely pauses. here it felt that it took way to long explaining the preparations for the attack and Riley's boring, awful time at footb
Jul 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Riley Covington used to be part of the CTD - a counter-terrorism government agency - until he chose to go back to playing pro-football, but that life isn't sitting right with him now. Khadi also worked for the same agency, until changing to private security for a Congressman. When terrorists start making small attacks across the country, the CTD's job is to figure out what they are trying to accomplish. And when one of their own is trapped inside the biggest terrorism attack, will they find a wa ...more
Apr 26, 2012 rated it liked it
I got nervous when the 3rd book stepped further away from our reality with more outlandish events. Well, maybe they weren't impossible, but I always get nervous in thriller series when each book has to get bigger and more out there and the world in the series departs ever further from our world. Was glad to see that this book moved back toward reality a bit. For such a lighthearted series the climax was unexpected and more moving that I would have thought, but the very ending/resolution seemed a ...more
Jun 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Roger Sigmon
Jul 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!! This is by far the best of the series. Jason and Steve have created a storyline that puts the reader through an emotional roller coaster and keeps you guessing to the final chapter! You will not be able to put this one down.
Sep 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The last book of the series. I definitely enjoyed it! The ending is sad though.
Jun 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is one way to end a series.
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Jason Elam (born March 8, 1970 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida) is a retired[1] American football placekicker. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round of the 1993 NFL Draft. He played college football at Hawaii.

Elam also played for the Atlanta Falcons. A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Elam won two Super Bowl rings with the Broncos and is tied with Tom Dempsey for the longest field go

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