The day before Navy SEAL Jedidiah Johnson is set to retire, he receives a frantic call from his estranged childhood friend. David’s daughter, Sarah Beth, has been kidnapped off the streets of Nashville in broad daylight. The police have no suspects and no leads. The only clue: the body of a dead priest left behind at the scene. David and his wife, Rachel—Jed’s first love—are desperate for help.
The police don’t appreciate Jed’s interference in their investigation, but he is determined to find Sarah Beth. Soon he experiences dark memories, voices in his head, nightmares, and visions, and someone tries to kill him. He’s saved by an ancient group known as the Shepherds whose mission is to fight darkness with light. A battle is waged, but not the kind Jed is used to. This is a spiritual battle between good and evil.
The authors shine a powerful light on spiritual warfare in this book. From the foreword:
“When confronted by true evil, be it during military service or as a citizen navigating the gauntlet of everyday life, a person’s perception and understanding of everything he or she took for granted is shattered. Such confrontations force one to seek answers that are difficult and often terrifying to ask—challenging, uncomfortable, raw questions about the existence of God, the nature of good and evil, and things we feel deep in our bones, but can’t see with our oh-so-rational eyes. And in the asking, we open ourselves up for a truth we weren’t prepared to believe or even contemplate.”
Dark Intercept is an action-packed thriller unlike anything I’ve ever read, and it gave me chills! Some of the word pictures the authors drew were terrifying, even more so because I know spiritual warfare is real. If you’re a Christ follower, you’ll be affected, too, but also reassured because God is the ultimate authority (Isaiah 54:17). This thriller is perfect for fans of Frank Peretti. 4 stars.