Award-winning Publishers Weekly Best-selling Author

A Cross to Kill by Andrew Huff

Pastor John Cross only has one thing on his mind—feed his flock, but when his past catches up to him, he must once again take on his role as Shepherd. But can this CIA assassin-turned-preacher set aside his new-found faith not only to rescue an innocent woman but also stay alive? How do the assailants stay one step ahead of him?

Kidnapped by a terrorist in Jordan, reporter Christine Lewis was supposed to die. However, a man known as Shepherd came to her rescue. Now she wanted to tell his story, but can she do that without revealing his secret and putting him and those he loves in danger?

Thrust together, John and Christine must stop the terrorist from wreaking havoc on American soil. But who can they trust?

A Cross to Kill is Andrew Huff’s debut novel and wow—what a novel it is! If you liked Jack Bauer in 24, this is a novel for you! Breathtaking action scenes will keep you turning the page and twists upon twists will surprise you around every corner. I loved this book and was glued from the first line.

The tension and conflict in this story were well placed. Just when you think they were safe, wham! Something else happens. This puts the reader right into the story, holding their breath. The author’s use of sensory is done effectively. It brings the words on the page to life.

The characters are well-rounded and the reader will find themselves rooting for John and Christine. I can picture this story on the big screen for sure!

It’s an amazing story of God’s love, forgiveness, and redemption.

This is book one of the Shepherd Suspense trilogy. I can’t wait for book two—Cross Shadow—coming in May, 2020.

I give A Cross to Kill five right hooks. You will ignore the ticking clock as you dive into this book—guaranteed!

**Book has been provided courtesy of Kregel Publications in exchange for my honest review.


I would like to give away my copy of A Cross to Kill. The contest rules are simple—leave a comment on the blog and you will be entered. Bonus entry– if you leave a comment AND share this post on Facebook you will get two entries (tag me on Facebook or let me know in the comments). Contest closes Saturday, Nov 2nd at midnight. Enter now! (Open to residents of the USA and Canada only.)

About the Author

Andrew Huff spent 10 years in local church ministry before pursuing God’s calling into creative storytelling and media production as the Product Director at Igniter Media, a church media company ( He is a two-time finalist in the American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Contest for unpublished authors (2014 & 2017) and also won the Best Screenplay award at the 2015 48 Hour Film Festival in Richmond, VA. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science in Religion degree from Liberty University and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary. He resides in North Texas with his beautiful wife Jae and their two boys.


  1. Brenda

    This looks like a great read. Thanks for letting us know about it

    • Darlene L. Turner

      Definitely a great read! Thanks for stopping by, Brenda. You’re in the draw.

  2. Karen Darden

    Excited to read his first book! Picking up a copy today!! Thanks!

    • Darlene L. Turner

      Hi Karen! Thanks for stopping by. Your name will be entered in the draw!

  3. Blossom Chambers

    This latest novel sure sounds like a great read.

    • Darlene L. Turner

      It’s awesome, Aunt Blossom! Lots of action and suspense.


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