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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  James David Jordan  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

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The Author grew up in Alton, Illinois and obtained an MBA and Law Degree from the University of Illinois.

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Titles At Your Library

Forsaken
ISBN: 0805447490

B&H Fiction. 2008

When Simon Mason, the world’s best-known televangelist, receives threats from Muslim terrorists, he hires Taylor Pasbury, a beautiful former Secret Service agent, to take charge of his security. Taylor is thrilled to receive the high-profile assignment, but she has no idea that Simon already knows more about her than she could imagine.

When the terrorists strike, making a demand of the pastor that would shake the most steadfast saint, Taylor draws on all of her hard-knock toughness and training as she fights to save Simon and his daughter. Along the way, she discovers that she is not the only one who has done things she would like to forget—and she is not the only one who understands that some things are more important than living.

"James David Jordan pens a fascinating tale that is more than a suspense novel. An intimate exploration of the soul’s need for acceptance and belonging, it touches the nerves of some of our most sensitive fears and longings. Forsaken is a moving and relevant saga of faith on a collision course with the brutalities of our world."

Endorsements:

"James David Jordan pens a fascinating tale that is more than a suspense novel. An intimate exploration of the soul’s need for acceptance and belonging, it touches the nerves of some of our most sensitive fears and longings. Forsaken is a moving and relevant saga of faith on a collision course with the brutalities of our world."

Jill Elizabeth Nelson, author of Reluctant Burglar and Reluctant Smuggler

"Entertaining, action packed, and thought provoking. I couldn’t put it down. Forsaken is a must read."

Patricia Rushford, author of Deadly Aim and As Good as Dead

"With more twists and turns than a rip-roaring rollercoaster ride, Forsaken will keep you guessing right to final page. You’ll find no easy answers here but many to consider."

Ken Abraham, New York Times bestselling author

"I have read many enthralling suspense novels, meaningful love stories, and books that challenged my thinking and purpose, but never has a novel combined all three elements with such adeptness as Forsaken."

RelzReviews

Double Cross: A Novel
ISBN: 0805447547

B&H Books. 2009

Double Cross continues the story of Taylor Pasbury, a heroic young woman introduced in James David Jordan’s novel, Forsaken (“highly readable . . . Taylor is a character worth another visit” —BookPage).

Raised by a father who was a former Special Forces officer, Taylor is beautiful and brilliant and knows how to take care of herself. But she is haunted by her past and the sacrifice her father made to save her from a brutal rape when she was seventeen. After a controversial stint in the Secret Service, she has become the most prominent private security specialist in America. When she discovers the body of a former client’s top assistant, all the evidence points to embezzlement and suicide. But Taylor has no way of knowing that her mother, who ran out when Taylor was nine, is about to reappear and lead her down a twisting path of danger and deceit. It’s a road that won’t end until they reach the spot where Taylor’s father died—where Taylor learns some sacrifices can never be earned.

Something That Lasts
ISBN: 159145428X

Thomas Nelson. 2006

Ted Balik's public disclosure of an affair between his wife and the O'Fallon Bible Church pastor changes everything for Reverend David Parst and his family, plunging them into a struggle with God and one another that will span generations.

When the Stars Fall over Israel
ISBN: 0805935037

Dorrance Pub Co. 1994


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