Review: Dark Intercept by Andrews & Wilson

Publisher Description:

When dark forces rise, are faith and firepower enough?

On the eve of his medical retirement, Navy SEAL Jedidiah Johnson receives a frantic call from his estranged childhood best friend David Yarnell. David’s daughter 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. With the clock ticking, David is growing desperate, as is his wife, Rachel . . . Jed’s first love.

Despite his painful history with David and Rachel, Jed agrees to help. But he’s spent his career as a door-kicking Navy SEAL, not an investigator. His presence immediately draws unwanted attention, creates friction with the local police, and triggers a mysterious attempt on his life. Just when he thinks things can’t get worse, it starts to happen again—the voices in his head, the nightmares, the visions. Dark memories and strange abilities, things he believed he’d left behind when he fled Nashville for the Navy at eighteen, begin to resurface.

Jed realizes that to save the missing girl, he must take a leap of faith and embrace the gifts he’s denied for all these years. To foil this dark intercept, he’ll need more than just his years as a SEAL operator, because he has no choice now but to take up arms and join the battle in the unseen spiritual warfare raging all around him. And there is far more at stake than just a missing girl: the world is not the place he thought it was—and he is not alone.

Thrilling Reads Review

Dark Intercept contains great action that I’ve come to expect in an Andrews & Wilson novel. So they surprised me when it went deeper, addressing faith, spirituality, and the supernatural.

The authors expertly balanced those elements to deliver a page-turning action-packed thriller featuring Navy SEAL Jedidiah Johnson, who has been forced to retire on a medical because of injuries he sustained in his last SEAL mission. But on the eve of his medical retirement, he receives a desperate call from an estranged childhood friend whose daughter has been kidnapped. The former friend begs Jed to help. He’s reluctant at first, he’s a Navy SEAL operator, an expert at kicking down doors during intricately planned missions. He’s not an investigator or law enforcement. And there is a lot of baggage between the former friends, not the least that the friend’s wife, Rachel, was Jed’s first love.

Jed agrees to help, and that puts him on a path where he clashes with the police, opens old wounds with Rachel, and finds himself in a conspiracy with supernatural elements as he tracks down the kidnapped girl.

Although I’m not a huge reader of books that are supernatural or faith-based, I enjoyed DARK INTERCEPT. The authors don’t beat you over the head with the spiritual stuff and it really adds an interesting bent to an action-packed thriller that won’t disappoint fans of their more straight military thriller series like TIER ONE.

I’ve read a review that called DARK INTERCEPT as TAKEN meets STRANGER THINGS and that is a perfect and succinct description to this great new series from Andrews and Wilson.

Author Interview

I interviews Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson for my podcast, MEET THE THRILLER AUTHOR. You can listen to that interview down below. We chatted about their proflic writing schedule and about how DARK INTERCEPT came together and a lot more.

It's safe to say that Alan Petersen loves mystery and thriller books. He writes high-octane thrillers, hosts the MEET THE THRILLER AUTHOR podcast, and reviews thriller/mystery books.

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