I’m sure you all remember the first time you read Atlanta Falcons kicker Jason Elam’s special ops soldier/linebacker novel Monday Night Jihad. You know, the one in which protagonist Riley Covington leaves his pro football career behind to fight an evil terrorist plot with his former buddies in a special ops unit and saves the United States from certain doom. Oh, and he manages to teach us all a little something about Jesus and understanding along the way. Yeah, that one. Luminaries such as Tony Dungy told us that the book “made me examine not only my thoughts about football but also caused me to look at how I view life and people around me.” I hear that, my friend.
The only problem with Monday Night Jihad was that it ended. As soon as Riley Covington had saved our country and our souls, he was ripped right from our lives, and we found a little piece of ourselves missing with him. Well, fellow Covingtonians, our savior has returned to us.
Yes, that’s right, Jason Elam has once again teamed with writer Steve Yohn to bring us Blown Coverage, the second in the Riley Covington series. What kind of twists and turns will be be subjected to this time around?
Linebacker Riley Covington returns to another season of mini-camp for the Colorado Mustangs just as a wave of terrorist attacks begin to occur across the country. Sleeper cells are being awakened—likely by the leader of the Cause, who has recently escaped from captivity and is coordinating attacks not only on America but also on Riley and his loved ones. As Jim Hicks, Scott Ross, and the rest of the Counterterrorism Division follow leads in Europe, Riley goes on the offensive to draw out his attackers. But can the Cause be stopped before they’re able to reach their ultimate goal?
Oh my God I hope so.
Now if you want to get yourself a copy, and you know you do, I wouldn’t sit around too long. Sales are going through the roof right now according to Steve Yohn’s blog about the book — the book is so big it needs its own blog — sales have “taken a huge jump in our ebook sales. Admittedly, “huge jump” means we sold 43 in October, but, compared to the 17 we’ve sold in the previous nine months, that is quite the increase (a 2,150% increase in monthly sales if my high school accounting class is still working - which it’s probably not).”
Thank God the internet will never run out of paper.