Luana Ehrlich is an award-winning author, minister's wife, and former missionary with a passion for spy thrillers and mystery novels. She began her series of Titus Ray novels when her husband retired from the pastorate. Now, she writes from an undisclosed location, trying to avoid the torture of mundane housework, grocery shopping, and golf stories. However, she occasionally comes out of hiding to visit with her two grandsons or to enjoy a Starbucks caramel macchiato.
A resident of Norman, Oklahoma for the past twenty-five years, Luana has also lived in Indiana, Illinois, New Mexico, Texas, and Michigan. For several years, she and her husband were missionaries in Costa Rica and Venezuela.
In addition to being an avid reader, Luana is also a news fanatic, following events around the world on a daily basis, particularly the Middle East. She loves to hear from her readers! Contact her through email, Author@LuanaEhrlich.com.
One Night in Tehran: A Titus Ray Thriller
Days after escaping Iran, he starts searching for answers; meanwhile, an assassin begins his own search—for him.
In Tehran, while hiding out from the Iranian secret police, CIA intelligence officer, Titus Ray, finds shelter with a group of Iranian Christians. While urging Titus to become a believer, they smuggle him out of Iran to freedom in Turkey.
Back in the States and forced to go on medical leave, he discovers he's been targeted by a Hezbollah assassin. Now, while trying to figure out what it means to be a follower of Christ, he must decide if the Iranian couple he meets in Norman, Oklahoma has ties to the man who's trying to kill him, and if Nikki Saxon, a local detective trying to solve a mystery, can be trusted with his secrets.
Sample excerpt of One Night in Tehran
Two Days in Caracas: A Titus Ray Thriller
On the hunt for an assassin, Titus Ray faces a threat he never imagined. Can he overcome the obstacles and capture Ahmed Al-Amin before it’s too late?
In this pulse-racing Christian thriller, CIA intelligence officer, Titus Ray, travels from Costa Rica to Venezuela in an effort to stop Ahmed Al-Amin, a Hezbollah assassin, from murdering a high-profile government official. Along the way, a family crisis jeopardizes his mission, and an Agency division head threatens to destroy his career. As the danger mounts, he’s forced to partner with an untested operative to complete the mission and bring Ahmed to justice. Will he make it in time?
The hunt for Ahmed Al-Amin continues in Book 2 of the Titus Ray Thriller novels, a series of fast-paced adventures full of intrigue, romance, and suspense.
Three Weeks in Washington: A Titus Ray Thriller
Titus uncovers a plot to attack the nation's capital with chemical weapons.
Can he convince a Syrian asset help him stop the deadly attack?
Encountering a shooter . . .
CIA officer Titus Ray arrives in Washington, D.C. on the day a terrorist enters the Washington Navy Yard and murders five people. Convinced the incident is connected to a Hezbollah plot to use chemical weapons on an American city, Titus jeopardizes his own career to interrogate the killer and learn the truth.
Exposing a General. . .
After the shooter reveals the identity of an Iranian deep-cover operative living in Washington, D.C., Titus embarks on an intelligence operation spanning two continents and exposing an Iranian general obsessed with destroying America.
Engaging an enemy . . .
As time runs out, Titus engages the enemy in a treacherous game of cat and mouse to save the lives of thousands and defeat the terrorists.
Will his faith sustain him as he faces his greatest challenge yet??
Is he willing to lose Nikki to save his country?
Four Months in Cuba: A Titus Ray Thriller
He thought it would be a simple rescue mission.
He was wrong.
Days after preventing a sarin gas attack on the nation's capital, CIA operative, Titus Ray, arrives in Santiago de Cuba on a mission to rescue fellow operative, Ben Mitchell, from the hands of the Los Zetas drug cartel.
It wasn't simple . . .
After discovering Ben's abduction was more than a simple kidnapping, Titus joins forces with an unconventional operative whose peculiar ideas threaten to destroy the mission. As the search for Ben reaches a critical stage, Titus is suddenly called back to Langley.
It wasn't a rescue. . .
When he arrives back in the States, not only does he learn his mission has changed, he also learns he has a rival for Nikki Saxon's affections. Now, he must make a decision about their relationship. Do they have a future together, or would she be better off without him?
It wasn't a mission . . .
With Ben's life in imminent danger, Titus decides to risk everything--his career at the Agency, his future with Nikki Saxon, even his own life--in order to bring Ben Mitchell home.
It wasn't a rescue mission. It was much more.
More about his survival. More about his faith. More about himself.
Five Years in Yemen: A Titus Ray Thriller
A CIA contractor goes missing in Iraq. Five years later, he turns up in Yemen.
Now, it’s up to Titus to find out if he’s a traitor or a patriot.
After Titus accepts an assignment to bring rogue CIA contractor Jacob Levin back to the States, he learns the operation has been put on hold pending Presidential approval. That’s fine with him. He’s looking forward to spending time in Oklahoma with his fiancée, Nikki Saxon.
But then, his boss needs a favor.
After that, everything changes.
It begins in Springfield, Missouri . . .
Where he interviews a former CIA employee about the missing Jacob Levin.
It continues in Detroit, Michigan . . .
Where he and Nikki spend Thanksgiving with his relatives.
It leads to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia . . .
Where he encounters a killer.
It ends in Somahi, Yemen . . .
Where he finally discovers the truth.
Along the way, he’s forced to deal with issues about his personal life, confront questions about his past, and make decisions about his future. Can he trust God for the answers? Will Nikki agree with his decision? How will he handle the outcome?
One Step Back: A Titus Ray Thriller
CIA intelligence officer Titus Ray tries to recruit a nuclear scientist in Tehran.Days later, he goes on the run from the secret police.
Titus Ray has been in Iran for the past two years trying to recruit assets willing to feed him intel on the Iranian opposition. When he unexpectedly meets Amir Madani, one of Iran's premier nuclear scientist, he can't resist the opportunity to pursue him as a CIA asset.
Although Chaman, a beautiful Iranian socialite, warns Titus to stay away from Madani, he ignores her advice and befriends the nuclear scientist. The consequences prove disastrous for Titus, and, as the secret police close in on him, he's forced to find shelter with a group of Iranian Christians, who risk their own lives to save his.
One Step Back, a Titus Ray Thriller novella, is the prequel to One Night in Tehran, Book I in the Titus Ray Thriller Series.