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CIA intelligence officer Titus Ray tries to recruit a nuclear scientist in Tehran.

Days later, he goes on the run from the secret police.

For the past two years, Titus Ray, CIA intelligence officer, has been in Iran trying to recruit assets willing to feed him intel on the Iranian opposition. When he unexpectedly meets Amir Madani, one of Iran's premier nuclear scientist, he can't resist the opportunity to pursue him as a CIA asset.

Although Chaman, a beautiful Iranian socialite, warns Titus to stay away from Madani, he ignores her advice and befriends the nuclear scientist. The consequences prove disastrous for Titus, and as the secret police close in on him, he's forced to find shelter with a group of Iranian Christians who risk their own lives to save his.

One Step Back, a Titus Ray Thriller novella, is the prequel to One Night in Tehran, book I in the Titus Ray Thriller series.

©2017 Luana Ehrlich (P)2018 Luana Ehrlich

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Titus Ray is an awesome under the radar operative.

Another awesome CIA Thriller. Thank you Luana for such rich CLEAN thrillers. The characters, and events keep you motivated and in suspense for what comes next. I enjoy the Audios over reading, its just my thing.

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Can he stay alive long enough?

I've actually heard a fair bit about the Titus Ray Thriller series but up until now I'd not read any of them myself. One Step Back was different from pretty much any other suspense novel that I've either read or listened to. Sure, there were plenty of similarities but this was the first one that I've ever read set entirely in modern day Iran with an embedded CIA agent as the hero. The narrative style was also a bit unusual in tone. Oh, and it shot holes in a few stereotypes that I must have unwittingly believed.

On the grittier end of Christian fiction, it is a thriller after all, I found this prequel novella from Luana Ehrlich to be different but interesting. It was intriguing as the hero, Titus, learns who Jesus is from a family of Christians in a country well known for its persecution. So, if you can handle some mild language and some violence in a novel with a strong Christian message, you might try this short audiobook 'read'.

Overall the audiobook production seemed to be all right. There was a little background something in a small section but that was pretty much it. And I am so glad that they chose a male narrator for this audiobook! It made the listening experience so much better! In my opinion One Step Back was a quick, but good, introduction to Luana Ehrlich's Titus Ray Thriller series.

(I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. All opinions are entirely my own.)

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Wonderful start of a new espionage mystery.

I can’t wait to listen to this entire clean series. If you enjoy suspense, books centered on the CIA and keeping the nation safe, you will truly enjoy Luana Ehrlich Titus Ray thrillers.

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This is where it actually begins. Novel 0.5

Start here on this journey, and trust me when I say after this short Novella you will be thirsty for more. Packed with excitement and expense and what happens if he jumps? This is really where the character is introduced.

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Really good story

I really enjoyed this prequel story to the Titus Ray thrillers. I have listened to all of the Titus Ray audios and I have thoroughly enjoyed them all. I am looking forward to reading the next book that comes out. This was a Christian and clean book.

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Ok, first off, I still consider myself pretty new to this genre (Christian Suspense), and most often than not, a blurb like the one this novella has would usually turn me off, or I'd be reading it with bated breath, just waiting for when things are going to turn sour, dreading it all the while. However, things in this book happened at just the right pace, with all those "dreaded events" woven seamlessly into the narrative, and just making me want to know what was going to happen next. Now, while the end does live a few questions unanswered, I think that's par for the course of this being a prequel, and actually was satisfied with the way things concluded. //

The narrator did a great job with portraying all the voices, and keeping in mind that this story takes place in Iran, his foreign accents were especially good (or, at least for me, they were believable). And while it's true that there seemed to be many names thrown at once at the beginning, the characterization of each of them helped keep them in order much faster. //

Titus makes for a great main character and I'm so happy this is but the prequel to his series. I definitely look forward to reading/listening to more of him.