Saturday, November 2, 2013

Strait of Hormuz by Davis Bunn

This is the third book in the Marc Royce series by Davis Bunn.  The first two you'll want to read are Lion of Babylon and Rare Earth.  But this one just happens to be my favorite of all three.  If you want to skip to my favorite, you won't be lost by missing the first two books.  It could totally be a stand-alone book.
Marc Royce is a former operative of the U.S. State Department but was fired by his mentor, Ambassador Walton.  But this same man has called Marc and sent him into a situation in Switzerland where art was being duplicated and money was being laundered.  Kitra Korban was asked by a man she didn't know but her Israeli father had told her to trust to go to Switzerland and protect Marc Royce.  Kitra wanted to see Marc one more time--since he'd disappeared from her life after his rescue of her brother during the rare earth discovery.  She'd fallen in love with him and asked him to move to her kibbutz all while knowing it wasn't fair to ask him to give up the life he loved.  
A small group of people from Persia, Israel, Iran and America end up together working with Marc Royce to find a shipment which has gone missing from North Korea.  The U.S. is fearful it will end up going through the Strait of Hormuz and cause an international incident...which Marc's small group intends to prevent.
I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars.  It will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat!
Thank you to Bethany House 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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