I've been reading books in the mystery/suspense/thriller genre since I was eleven years old. Beginning with Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys all the way up to Joel Rosenberg and Daniel Silva, I've read them all--or most of them!

When I decided to write my own set of thrillers, I knew I'd have to write in this genre. While I was certain about my genre, I wasn't as certain about whether my characters would be involved in a Christian type of storyline. I wrestled with this question, because, as a Christian, my faith permeates every aspect of who I am.

I settled that question when I heard about the plight of Christians in the Middle East who were being persecuted for their faith. I wondered what would happen if a CIA officer got caught up in a botched mission inside Tehran and encountered some of these Iranian Christians. What if he became a believer after living with them for several months? How would his conversion change his lifestyle and his ability to continue working as a covert operative?

Shortly after asking these questions, I started outlining the plot of One Night in Tehran, a story about a recently converted CIA officer named Titus Alan Ray, who heard the gospel for the first time from some Iranian Christians  while hiding out from the Iranian secret police in a safe house in Tehran. After being smuggled out of Iran by these same Christians, Titus struggles to understand his newfound faith while staying one step of an assassin and meeting a beautiful detective who considers him a suspect in a murder case.

When I reached the end of One Night in Tehran, I realized there was so much of this quirky CIA agent's story left to be told that I began developing a series of Titus Ray Thrillers. 

My second book in the Titus Ray Thriller series, Two Days in Caracas, was published in 2015, and the third, Three Weeks in Washington, was released in August 2016. Right now, I'm working on Book IV, Four Months in Cuba, which will be released in late 2017.


Besides writing thrillers, I also do a monthly devotional blog at His Glory My Joy here. I host other fiction authors who write clean  or Christian fiction at my publishing blog Potter's Word Publishing here.


I love to hear from my readers! You can write me at author@luanaehrlich.com. 

Titus Ray Thrillers are available in print, Kindle and Audiobooks on Amazon here.

Luana Ehrlich Author

Why i write christian thrillers

​​Author of The Titus Ray Thriller Series