Saturday, August 4, 2012
Rare Earth by Davis Bunn
Rare Earth by Davis Bunn (and published by Bethany House) is the second in the Marc Royce Series. The first in the series is entitled Lion of Babylon. You need to know that this book could easily be a stand-alone novel. Even though you're introduced to the courageous life of Marc Royce in the first book, you'll know all about him through this second book and won't feel like you missed a thing.
Marc is sent on a dangerous mission to Kenyan refugee camps. The people who hire him don't expect him to live. Most outsiders are never accepted. But Marc proves himself over and over as he seeks to help these refugees who have lost everything. Soon, he gains the respect of the tribal leaders...leaders from several tribes who have feuded in the past. But they've come together with one objective--to save their villages.
Someone has a hidden agenda to take the rare earth (dirt with many unusual minerals used in the high-tech industry) from these villages for their own use and to line their own pockets. It's Marc's job to discover who is doing this.
Davis Bunn writes in a fast-paced and tension-filled style. I finished this book in one day--it's that good. Plus I love the spiritual depth he has which he includes in his books. I would highly recommend this book and this series. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Thank you to Bethany House Publishers for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255
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