Thursday, January 5, 2012

Dark Liaison by D.I. Telbat*A Review

In DARK LIAISON, Book One in the COIL Series, we meet protagonist Corban Dowler.

It is an age of prophetic strife when spiritual darkness collides with servants of the Cross. Christians worldwide are persecuted on a heightened level, and while no safety seems to exist, one man steps forward to lend a hand to the defenseless laborers.

Corban Dowler is an old-school spy. Six years ago, he accepted Christ's gift of salvation and then resigned from the morally compromising C.I.A. As Corban desires to fulfill God's Great Commission, he builds an organization called the Commission of International Laborers, (COIL), where he devotes his skills and resources to assist persecuted or kidnapped Christian servants in the most dangerous environments worldwide.

There are times in this age when Corban Dowler must hastily extract missionary families and Christian workers from danger zones before death steals them from their righteous work. For these operations, Corban has developed commando-style teams using non-lethal weapons to extract the threatened or persecuted servants of the Lord.

These covert multiethnic teams are ex-military or ex-CIA, and all believers in Christ.

Satan is every bit the adversary as he operates through his demonic workers of iniquity. They are set on claiming the lives of the righteous that stand for Truth. While COIL is working tirelessly to rescue Christians in need, Satan's followers are placing roadblocks, destroying, and kidnapping believers in Christ to thwart the efforts of COIL. The operatives find themselves prey to the very wickedness that they are committed to fight, and a battle between good and evil emerges.

Dark Liaison, written by D.I. Telbat, cover art by Carrie E. Smith, is an 83,000-word Christian action-suspense novel of espionage and spiritual warfare. This Book One in the COIL Series contrasts the lives of satanic antagonists bent on hatred with the COIL laborers who protect the Christian men and women servants standing for righteousness. And we learn that… there is no redemption without sacrifice.

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 397 KB
Print Length: 238 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Telbat's Tablet; 1 edition (October 11, 2011)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English
ASIN: B005V257FK

David I. Telbat is a Christian author who writes in many genres, but especially Christian action-adventure, espionage, and suspense. For his writing, David draws from his experiences in travel, athletics, sportsmanship, the church, and family. David wrote his first novel at age 14, and hasn't stopped since!

Telbat's Tablet, David's website (, offers free weekly Christian action, adventure, and suspense short stories to entertain. He also shares his author reflections, occasional writing tips, and a list of his publishing credits and honors. The credits include both print and digital publications, anthologies, and a 2nd place People's Choice Award with print magazine, The Storyteller.

D.I. Telbat's novel, Dark Liaison, Book One in the COIL Series, is available as a Kindle book from,, and from other retailers (soon). His newest suspense novella, Jaguar Dusk, is now serialized and is being posted as free weekly chapters from his Telbat's Tablet site.

Getting into trouble with the law as a young man became a turning point in David's life. The Lord used that experience to draw David into a personal relationship with Him. Re-focusing his life for Christ, David now seeks to honor God with his life and his writing.

Because of his interest in the Persecuted Church and Christian missions, many of D.I. Telbat's stories are about persecuted Christians, their hardships, and their sacrifice to serve the Lord. Several of his novels include battles in the spiritual realm, as well as espionage.

  D.I. Telbat is a new author for me and I just love his style. This book Dark Liaison is a book I will cherish and reread. I will read any of D.I.’s other books, because he’s that great of an author.
  This story is my favorite kind. It talks about the persecuted church and is a suspense/secret agent type of book. I couldn’t put this book down and I so look forward to book two in the series.
  The characters are highly developed and very likable or unlikable. I didn’t know how Dark Liaison was going to end and I love that in a book. I also loved all of the different disguises that Corban used. He is quite an intriguing character.
  Corban was once a spy and thought nothing of killing the enemy but now he is a Christian and can’t kill anymore. So Corban and a band of other individuals form a group that gets Christians and Missionaries out of harm from religious persecution. They are many times in dangerous situations, but never do any of them kill or harm another human. It is so interesting the many ways they do this.
  I really can’t say enough for all of the wonderful parts of this book. If you never read any other book this year, you need to read Dark Liaison. It is such a fantastic book, full of excitement and adventure. I highly recommend this book and wish I could give it more than 5 stars.

Here are ways to get in touch with D.I. Telbat or to read about his book.

D.I. Telbat

Author Central Page for D.I. Telbat on Amazon:
Vision for Telbat's Tablet website:

Dark Liaison book page on site:

About page on

Media room on  (includes a link for PDF of Chapter One excerpt, besides many other links and info)

Order from Amazon

Thank you to the author for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

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