Dear Friends, thanks for joining me for Part I of “Do you know the D.I. Telbat Heroes?” Whether you’ve been reading D.I. Telbat novels for years, or just getting started, you’ve come into contact with heroes that took years to develop. Like all of us common folks, every book hero has a sordid past of sin and selfishness. But when they come to Christ, they become servants of the Cross, and sacrificial for those in need. That’s a true hero! Maybe it’s time to re-read your favorite D.I. Telbat novels! Here are a few hero memories . . .
Luigi Putelli – This Italian ex-assassin appears in all the regular COIL novels. He’s the favorite character of many readers, perhaps because he’s loyal beyond measure, though deeply flawed, like many of us. Find Luigi first as a lurking killer on the streets of Rome in Dark Liaison!
Mona Grover – Where is California’s top district attorney? She comes to her senses as a wild woman in the jungles of New Guinea. She faces cannibalistic natives and sadistic kidnappers in this whirlwind tale of swimming with sharks and escaping underground cells of terror. Follow Mona as she seeks to reunite with her one-armed husband in The Legend of Okeanos!
Nathan Isaacson – This ex-Marine, nicknamed Eagle Eyes, is commander of COIL’s elite rescue team. We witness his wit, his compassion, and even his stubbornness as he risks his life for his Lord and God’s people. Though Nathan is a key character in each of the COIL books, the ones that feature him at his best, in my opinion, is Dark Hearted and Dark Rule!
Emit Dross – This rebel finds himself on the streets of New Jersey after the collapse of America. He steals an army official’s identification and finds himself in many predicaments and unlikely situations. His own survival becomes secondary as he realizes God has moved him into position to rescue Christians from the Antichrist! Find Emit and the Dross family in God’s Colonel.
Chloe Azmaveth – This dark-haired beauty was one of the Mossad’s deadliest agents, but she’s now a Christian and serving COIL’s interests for Christ. This headstrong woman is no mere secretary for Corban Dowler. She’s first to tangle with pushy soldiers and aggressive enough to come out on top. Find Chloe at her finest in many of The COIL Series novels, such as Dark Vessel, and Dark Zeal.
In another post, I’ll feature more heroes from other D.I. Telbat novels that some of you may not have read yet. Though The STEADFAST Series is probably on everyone’s mind these days (hero, Eric Radner), it’s good to have a few reminders of men and women who have already been in the spotlight, but are still fighting the good fight! 😉
See you on the next page!
You can read other D.I. Telbat Author Reflections here.
Prayer Prompt: Pray for the Gospel for Asia Radio Ministry: “God works in mysterious ways to express His love to His children and to save them from bondage. One way is through GFA-supported radio stations. Radio may be the only way some of God’s children will ever hear the Good News and find abundant life in Jesus Christ.” Read more of this radio ministry here.
COMING UP: Join us next time for David’s unique Christian Short Story, “Slipping Away.”