D.I. Telbat


David I. Telbat is a Christian author who writes in many genres, but especially Christian action-adventure, espionage, and suspense. He wrote his first novel at age 14, and hasn't stopped since!

Telbat's Tablet, David's website/blog (http://ditelbat.com), offers FREE weekly Christian adventure and suspense short stories, or serialized novel chapters. He also shares weekly his author reflections, book reviews, or occasional challenges to the Christian Church. You can find a complete bio on his website.

Now you can find many of D.I. Telbat's books in eBook, Paperback, and Audio formats. See his website for a complete bibliography. He is best known for Suspenseful Fiction with a Faith Focus in The COIL Series, and standalone novels such as Sea Scribe, God's Colonel, Arabian Variable, Jaguar Dusk, Soldier of Hope, and Called To Gobi. David also offers a sampling of his writings in his FREE short story collection, COIL Extractions.

Getting into trouble with the law as a young man became a turning point in David's life. The Lord used that experience to draw David into a personal relationship with Him. Re-focusing his life for Christ, David now seeks to honor God with his life and his writing.

Because of his interest in the Persecuted Church and missions, many of D.I. Telbat's stories are about persecuted Christians--their hardships, sacrifices, and rescues. Many of his novels include espionage and spiritual battles.

David studied writing in college, and worked for a time in the newspaper field, but now he's doing what he loves: writing and Christian ministry. Though now living in California, he has kept his home office in the Northwest U.S. where his assistant, Dee, lives and helps with his writing and editing needs.

There is no redemption without sacrifice.

Where to find D.I. Telbat online

Where to buy in print


Called To Gobi: A Christian End Times Chronicle
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,080. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
Called To Gobi: A Christian End Times Chronicle by D.I. Telbat, begins on the brink of WWIII. Andrew Foworthy finds Christ and his calling while in prison. Against all odds and with little support, he leaves the US, but a plane crash hurls him into the Altay Mountains. Caught between Russia, China and End Times terror, he hopes to reach the nomads of Mongolia with the message of salvation in time.
The Legend of Okeanos: A Tale of Restoration, Survival, and a Great White Shark
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,670. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The Legend of Okeanos: A Tale of Restoration, Survival, and a Great White Shark is a thrilling quest of enduring faith and friendship by D.I. Telbat. This rapid-fire survival story unwraps the lives of four people, tossing them into a plot of boiling controversy. In his pursuit of justice, one-eyed Agent Wes risks all, trusting God to triumph through tragedy and wickedness. And we meet Okeanos.
Dark Zeal
Series: COIL, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,300. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Adventure » Action
In Dark Zeal, Book Five in the C.O.I.L. Series, D.I. Telbat takes us into the heart and heat of Gaza, Israel. Agent Corban Dowler infiltrates Gaza City for a medical op, but discovers a Hamas terrorist plot. Wounded, Corban tries to win over arms dealer Titus Caspertein and rescue a kidnapped U.N. humanitarian woman. As other operatives are called in, ex-assassin Luigi Putelli searches for Corban.
Dark Edge: Prequel to the C.O.I.L. Series
Series: COIL, Prequel. Price: Free! Words: 15,350. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Christian » Suspense
In Dark Edge, CIA Agent Corban Dowler refuses a kill order, so is sanctioned for assassination by the agency he's worked with for years. Corban's new relationship with Jesus Christ will possibly cost him everything. In disguise, Corban initiates a rescue in India, and then we join a brainstorming session that reveals the beginnings of C.O.I.L., formed to serve God's people worldwide.
Soldier of Hope
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,720. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Meet Soldier of Hope, POW Army Ranger Jeff Grant. After six years in Taliban captivity, he runs for his life in an effort to return to his praying family in America. Though the US government believes he's dead, Jeff has thrived as a porter for the militants. But escaping and evading his captors is not so easy in Afghanistan. The militants are armed and bloodthirsty, and the terrain is unforgiving.
Arabian Variable
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,020. Language: American English. Published: May 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Christian » Suspense
Ex-Marine and oilfield chopper pilot, Carson Adams, is called upon to secretly infiltrate Saudi Arabia to rescue a condemned missionary and a kidnapped family. Using the Christian underground and resources from C.O.I.L., Carson reaches out to Muslim extremists for survival, even as he smuggles Bibles into the closed country. Arabian Variable by D.I. Telbat is a knockout novel of thrill and action!
Dark Vessel
Series: COIL, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,360. Language: American English. Published: December 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Suspense continues as the faith of C.O.I.L. founder Corban Dowler is tested to the max when killers target him and his family on the streets of N.Y.C. He is forced underground after he is the object of a car bomb, and Luigi attempts to stand in the gap for Corban by serving Corban's God. The knot of darkness they hope to untangle proves more sinister than imagined as they race against the clock.
God's Colonel: An End Times Christian Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,770. Language: American English. Published: August 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic, Fiction » Christian » Suspense
As America collapses and the Antichrist rises as supreme from the carnage, a broken family struggles to survive the devastation of the Final Tribulation. Caught in the crossfire of End Time plagues that strike the earth with fiery judgment, each family member faces hard decisions and trials as they witness non-compliant underground Christians dragged to the guillotine. God's Colonel by D.I. Telbat
Sea Scribe: A Covert Christian Mission Suspense
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,590. Language: American English. Published: June 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Troy Forge was stabbed 47 times, and he now lives to hate the man who scarred and damaged him for life. But Troy answers the desperate cry from persecuted Christians in North Korea and is willing to risk everything to deliver a secret package. Join Troy in Sea Scribe, a stand-alone suspense novel, for many risks and dangers on his catamaran on the high seas, and a dangerous smuggling mission!
Dark Rule
Series: COIL, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,260. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In Dark Rule, Book 3 in the C.O.I.L. Series, Nathan Isaacson begins his solo spy career by traveling to the South Pacific to infiltrate the crew of a dark foe and locate a beautiful missing Chinese agent. It's a spy game to test Nathan's every spiritual and physical muscle. And in the Greek Isles Special Forces collide with power-hungry socialists. Nathan prays he can save all from the dark rule.
Jaguar Dusk
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,040. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Adventure » Action
There is an evil more dangerous than a jaguar, and grieving wildlife photographer Eero Haug is recruited by C.O.I.L. to track it down. Armed with nonlethal weapons and animal instinct, Eero trains a unique team of Christian misfits from diverse backgrounds. Team Jaguar emerges from the dusk to plunge onto the scene of an international plot to destroy Christ's ambassadors. And then there's Julie...
C.O.I.L. Extractions
Price: Free! Words: 13,550. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories, Fiction » Christian » General
Now Updated with Added Stories! In COIL Extractions, a Collection of Christian Short Stories, we find a sampling of D.I. Telbat's Suspenseful Fiction with a Faith Focus. Each adventure or suspense story shows a unique side of service for the Lord, and we are reminded that there is no redemption without sacrifice.
Dark Hearted
Series: COIL, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,670. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
As the saga continues in Dark Hearted, Book Two in the C.O.I.L. Series, we again join Corban Dowler and his team as they fight against the darkness known as Abaddon. From searching for C.O.I.L. operatives, to uncovering an unprecedented evil plan in Europe, to holding off renegades at an African refugee camp, the suspense heightens as the C.O.I.L. team fights to serve God and preserve His people.
Dark Liaison: A Christian Suspense Novel
Series: COIL, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,230. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
In Dark Liaison, A Christian Suspense Novel, Book One in the C.O.I.L. Series by D.I. Telbat, we meet ex-C.I.A. agent, Corban Dowler. As darkness closes in on God's servants, Corban's C.O.I.L. organization exists only to rescue the desperate and persecuted from the talons of evil. Killing is not the C.O.I.L. way, but the Dark Liaison has no such qualms and waits to stab at the heart of C.O.I.L.

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Smashwords book reviews by D.I. Telbat

  • Smashwords Style Guide on Nov. 14, 2012

    I work with Author D.I. Telbat and am a non-tech techie, so learning all that I had to for e-published was a huge uphill battle for me. BUT, when I read your Style Guide, it opened a whole new world to us! Thank you so much, Mark, for making this available! We couldn't have done it without you! The detailed steps and visuals are so clear. If I can do it, anyone can! I use your style guide to get our other formats ready, as well. There's just nothing that I've found to be as helpful. And the coupons that you allow us to create has been a great help, too! We have four Christian fiction books in the Premium Catalog, and are about to publish David Telbat's fifth novel through Smashwords. We thank you so much, Mark, for helping to make our dream come true! 10-stars for sure! Dee for D.I. Telbat
  • How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method on Aug. 27, 2015

    As a fellow writer, I've enjoyed the system Randy has designed to rediscover key novel processes, and to teach newer writers. The character development information was especially enlightening. Thank you!