Reviewed by Darcie Gudger
in A Briefcase
Brad Whittington & Phil Little
"Reading this book is like downing 5 shots of espresso."
Nearly a dozen Cold War nuclear briefcases were purchased by a faction of Al-Qaeda, and according to intelligence reports, they’re headed to the United States. Independent intelligence executive Matt Cooper is hot on the terrorists’ tail.
During a raid in Montreal, Matt is overcome with an eerie premonition. His gut wrenches tightly while he drops to his knees, the pavement exploding around him. Agents fire back, silencing the gunfire. Inside the apartment a shocking discovery is made. This was no raid--it was an assassination plot. Taped to the terrorist’s rifle case was a photograph of Matt Cooper.
While Matt is off chasing the bad guys, nuclear fission is building under his own roof between his daughter and girlfriend. Can Matt uncover the mole in his operation, defuse a terrorist plot and preserve his family before he is destroyed?
Little and Whittington paint a very chilling, yet real, picture of terrorists, taking the reader into Iranian safe-houses where such evil plots are birthed. They weave multiple character arcs into the bold fabric of the main plot. What makes this story so horrifying is the plausibility of reading about it in tomorrow’s headlines, and the accelerating pacing of the action. Additionally, frank descriptions of Islamic terrorists and their drive to decimate the “Great Satan” for Allah is enough to keep readers wide awake in the dark of night. Fans of Ted Dekker’s Blink will especially enjoy Hell in a Briefcase.
This tale is not for the faint of heart, or for the blissful peacenik who thinks world peace is a nice chat away. Hell gives one a greater appreciation for the men and women who put their lives on the line protecting our nation.
Enough loose ends dangle at the end of this book for a sequel. Hell in a Briefcase will raise your heart-rate and keep you guessing to the very end. Reading this book is like downing 5 shots of esspreso.
Darcie Gudger is a freelance writer currently working on a young adult novel while trying to solve all the mysteries of motherhood with her adopted son, Kyle. In her spare time, she coaches the 2A Colorado State Champion Sheridan High School colorguard, judged equipment for the Rocky Mountain Colorguard Association and sings for the Bear Valley church choir and worship team. An adventure-seeker who lives and writes in the shadow of the Rocky mountains, Darcie loves hiking, camping, cycling, photography and keeping her husband guessing. Visit Darcie online at her blog, Joy in the Litterbox.