Abandoning her comfortable American life, Stefanie Peng goes behind the Bamboo Curtain to rescue her grandfather---an imprisoned Chinese pastor. But master spy "the Beijing Tiger" prowls the Christian underground, stalking Stefanie to get to her physicist father . . . and bring the U.S. to its knees! From brutal labor camps to secret house churches, Wilson's gripping tale portrays the precious cost many pay for faith. 400 pages, softcover from Kregel.
Tiger in the Shadows by Debbie Wilson brings together spies, romance, and the persecuted church. Her world rocked by her fiancs infidelity and her grandmothers cancer, Stefanie Peng travels to China in an attempt to free her grandfather, imprisoned for decades as an underground pastor. She doesnt know that shes walking into a trap set by a jealous college friend and Kong Qili, a master Chinese spy known as the Beijing Tiger. Stefanie holds the key to both her physicist father and aging grandfather, who Kong believes knows the whereabouts of the Brother, an elusive evangelist. <P>Troy Hardigan has been a family friend of the Pengs for eleven years, but none of them know that behind the smooth-talking salesman and jokester is a cunning CIA agent. Stefanies broken engagement brings him relief, but he doubts shell ever see the man she used to call Uncle Troy as anything more than a big brother. When he hears shes in China working as a teacher under Kong Qili, he knows shes in trouble and immediately heads for China. But can he rescue her from the jaws of the Tiger without blowing his cover and compromising US security? <P>Wilson expertly weaves vivid characters and thrilling plot, leaving the reader both breathless and moved. China and its persecuted Christians become real as their stories mesh with Troy and Stefanies. For dramatic international intrigue, faith so strong that even death cannot threaten it, and a deep and gentle love story, pick Tiger in the Shadows. -- Katie Hart, Christian Book Previews.com
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Review 2 for Tiger in the Shadows
Date:July 6, 2004
Sharon I. Rideout
Debbie Wilson has shown exemplary research ability in this suspense novel about persecution of Christians in China. Her grasp of the character's names and of the areas of China is exceptional.