Invasion 2020 by Jeanne Harrington

The Synopsis:

What if there is a specific plan to transform America into an Islamic country by the year 2020?
Combine Christian fiction, facts on Islamic terrorism, political intrigue, suspense, and even romance, and add compelling characters caught in a web of media and government deception, and you’ve got Invasion 2020!

In Colorado an intrepid investigative reporter and a photojournalist battle political correctness, a rigid editor, and a White House media representative who will silence anyone that doesn’t comply with his standards. A Muslim doctor from Gaza dreams of America and leaves Islam for the God of the Bible. In Washington, DC, a naïve White House intern discovers dangerous and powerful men have infiltrated the media office and the administration for the purpose of controlling information. Chatter from ISIS and al-Qaeda alert military intelligence of pending threats. The Joint Terrorism Task Force struggles to prevent lone-wolf terrorists from striking out on their own with the goal of wreaking havoc on our freedoms, our fears, and our way of life.

I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.

Review:

What if there is a specific plan to transform America into an Islamic country by the year 2020? 

I really, really wanted to like this book. A giant government conspiracy with innocent, smart civilians to the rescue? I mean that’s what I love! But I just couldn’t get it into it no matter how many times I tried to pick it up, skip ahead, or speed read through it.

Christian suspense is a genre I typically like, however Invasion 2020 is just a little too focused on politics for my taste. The first couple chapters were instant info dumps of the Islamic religion, to the point that my eyes glazed over. We hadn’t even really met the characters or learned anything about them before getting handed facts.

What I read of the story (like I said, I skipped A LOT), it did seem to be suspenseful and well thought-out, just heavily relying on politics. I did pick up on the Christian aspects and was pleased with how the main character handled her Christianity when faced with controversy, and her romance with an unbeliever was handled nicely as well, of course ending as one might predict.

Overall, this is probably a great book when in the right hands so I’m going to go ahead and give it 3 out of 5 stars, but it just wasn’t for me. I would recommend it only to lovers of Christian suspense AND politics.

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Rated:

3 stars

 

 


Rayleigh is a Freshman in college with a major in Accounting and long-term goal of being a CPA. She is an avid reader of all genres, and just as much of her time is spent writing as it is reading. She is the Associate Editor and Web Manager for PURSUE Magazine, in addition to posting her monthly articles on their blog. Rayleigh interns for Hartline Literary Agency where she advises authors in the best way to market their books. She is also a Social Media Manager for various businesses.

Her writing pseudonym is Rae Leigh and she is in the process of seeking publication for her Dystopian novella, Program MIRA.