Luana is an award-winning author, minister's wife, and former missionary with a passion for spy thrillers and mystery novels. She began writing the Titus Ray Thriller Series when her husband retired from the pastorate. Now she writes from an undisclosed location, trying to avoid the torture of mundane housework, golf stories and grocery shopping. However, she occasionally comes out of hiding to spend time with her two grandsons or to enjoy a Starbucks caramel macchiato. She resides in Norman, Oklahoma.
Titus Ray is a veteran CIA covert intelligence officer who's spent most of his career at the Agency assigned to the Middle East desk. During that time, he's been involved in some of America's most clandestine operations, assignments he's taken in order to keep the nation safe from terrorists or from anyone else out to destroy the "land of the free and the home of the brave."
As a battle-hardened operative, Titus has experienced almost every type of scenario in the shadowy world of espionage, Yet, he wasn't prepared for what happened to him one night in Tehran, when he met some Iranian Christians following a failed CIA mission in the Iranian capital. That encounter changed his life forever! You can read more about Titus Ray Thrillers at this website: TITUSRAYTHRILLERS.COM.
I was inspired to write the first book in the Titus Ray series, when I heard about Christians in Iran being persecuted for their faith. At that point, I began asking several questions, which eventually became the backstory of One Night in Tehran.
I wondered what would happen if a veteran CIA intelligence operative in Tehran encountered a group of Iranian Christians and became a believer. How would his conversion affect his career? How would a man trained to lie and deceive others be able to follow the teachings of Christ in the real world?