About the Book
All journalist Christine Lewis wants is the truth. All pastor John Cross wants is to avoid it.
Former CIA agent turned evangelical pastor John Cross is busy caring for the small community of believers he ministers to in Virginia. Journalist Christine Lewis is busy with the demand for her talents from top news agencies in New York City. Neither has any time left for their relationship, which began eight months before when they paired up to prevent the detonation of a chemical bomb in the nation’s capital.
But when Christine hears that her stepbrother has been arrested for murder in Texas, they team up again to discover the truth about the crime. Untangling a web of conspiracy, the couple finds themselves in the center of another dangerous situation-and in trouble far deeper than they expected.
With an assassin on the loose, a trusted colleague acting as a double agent, and unreliable artificial intelligence connected to mercenaries who have Cross on their hit list, these two may not get out of the Lone Star State alive.
Amazon | B&N | BAM! | Book Depository | Christianbook | Goodreads
Other Books in the Series
In My Opinion
In book two of the Shepherd Suspense series, author Andrew Huff does not experience a sophomore slump. In fact, as we follow John and Christine to Dallas, things heat up quickly.
A fight feet away from a minister’s conference, a complicated technological tangle, local law enforcement, and questions about a relationship that began fast and hard are just pieces of the engaging and intensive Cross Shadow.
High action (fight fights, car chases, and more), a suspenseful plot that will keep you guessing, and questions of faith centered around difficult decisions to save lives will delight fans of spy and action stories. Think Mission Impossible, Jason Bourne, and Jack Reacher.
I can’t wait to catch up with John Cross once again in 2021!
I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
About the Author
Huff spent ten years in local church ministry as a youth pastor and creative arts pastor 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 (ACFW) Genesis Contest for unpublished authors (2014, 2017) and also won the best screenplay award at the 2015 48 Hour Film Festival in Richmond, VA. A Cross to Kill and Cross Shadow in the Shepherd Suspense series are his first releases.
Huff 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 Plano, TX, with his beautiful wife, Jae, and their two boys.
Learn more Andrew Huff and the Shepherd Suspense novels at www.andrewhuffbooks.com. He can also be found on Facebook (@huffwrites), Twitter (@andrewjohnhuff) and Instagram (@andyhuff).
Rachel Taylor says
Thank you for the review. Have you ever seen the original 1960s Mission Impossible? The new ones are a bit too intense for me.
Suzie Waltner says
I have seen the original Mission Impossible. I am a fan of spy and action movies.
Have heard so much about this author. Thanks for the opportunity!
Suzie Waltner says
I was impressed with his debut last year and book two picks it right back up. It’s high suspense and there’s a little romance in there too.
Sonnetta Jones says
This is my favorite kind of suspense. I have to find the first book in the series.
Caryl Kane says
Excellent review, Suzie! This series sounds like a page-turner.
Suzie Waltner says
It’s definitely nice and intense!