SHEPHERD SUSPENSE NOVEL #1
Pastor John Cross thought he had escaped his checkered past. Once a wolf—a CIA assassin—he vowed never to kill again when he became a shepherd of Christ’s flock. But when a vengeful terrorist walks into his church, John must face his demons. Can he keep his congregation safe—even if it means sacrificing his life?
A GRIPPING DEBUT THRILLER PITS A MAN OF GOD AGAINST TERRORISTS - AND HIS OWN DEADLY PAST
John Cross is a small-town pastor, bent on leading his flock to follow God's calling. He's not the sort of man one would expect to have a checkered past.
But the truth is that the man behind the pulpit preaching to his sheep was once a wolf--an assassin for the CIA. When John decided to follow Christ, he put that work behind him, determined to pay penance for all the lives he took. He vowed never to kill again.
Now someone wants the peaceful pastor to pay for his sins with his own life. And when a terrorist out for revenge walks into the church, John's secrets are laid bare. Confronted with his past, he must face his demons and discover whether a man can truly change. Can he keep his vow--even when the people he loves are in mortal danger? Will his congregation and the brave woman he's learning to care for be caught in the cross fire? In the end, his death may be the only sacrifice he has left to offer . . .
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Andrew Huff spent 10 years in local church ministry before pursuing God’s calling into creative storytelling and media production as the Product Director at Igniter Media, a church media company (ignitermedia.com). He is a two-time finalist in the American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Contest for unpublished authors (2014 & 2017) and also won the Best Screenplay award at the 2015 48 Hour Film Festival in Richmond, VA. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science in Religion degree from Liberty University and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary. He resides in North Texas with his beautiful wife Jae and their two boys.
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"An action-packed nail-biter from beginning to end, filled with enough twists and turns to put 24 and Jack Bauer to shame! I couldn’t put it down. Many thanks to Andrew for hours of entertainment and frantic page turning."
Lynette Eason, best-selling, award-winning author of the Blue Justice series
“What a ride! A Cross to Kill had a lot of amazing action (right from the beginning!) but an even better story to tell. I was amazed at the amount of detail Andrew was able to write into the scenes to bring them alive in my mind.”
Rob Thomas, Founder & CEO of Igniter Media
“Huff has written a fast paced novel which draws the readers into the adventure from the opening pages. An intriguing story with suspense, action, and danger. The major characters wrestle with faith, forgiveness, and redemption in a believable plot line that holds the readers’ attention to the end.”
Glenn Kreider, author of God With Us
“Wow! I didn’t see that coming. Am I going to have to now follow John Cross from book to book, movie to movie? I hope so! Is it possible to walk with the Lord and be a spy? I hope so! What an opportunity to imagine carrying Christ into every kind of job and seeing the impact it has in a page turning, compelling story. Get to know Cross. Get to know Huff. I think we are going to be spending a lot of time with them.”
Randy Hahn, Senior Pastor of The Heights Baptist Church, Virginia
A CROSS TO KILL SPOTIFY PLAYLIST
When writing a novel, I like to have a "soundtrack" to go with it. My soundtrack will include movie and television scores by talented composers, and more often than not a particular track will serve as the track for a specific scene. I'm so excited to share with you the Spotify soundtrack of my debut novel, A Cross to Kill. Listen as you read, and let me know what tracks you think go with what scenes!
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