"This is my Father's world" has always been one of my most liked songs, and I really loved the way that Ms. Windle wove that into the book. It was a bright strong thread throughout the entire book. I can see how the government asked to be sure she was on the up and up, the descriptions are extremely realistic. I have never been to Guatemala, only seen things on TV, but during this read I felt like I could see the mountains, the flowers, and the landscape. I will probably always keep in mind the second main theme that was woven into this book. It is worded differently than the words I use in my head, but "Do what is right and do not give way to fear" is a wonderful thread in this book that you will have to read to fully understand.
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
Tyndale House Publishers (February 6, 2008)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR : As the child of missionary parents, award-winning author and journalist Jeanette Windle grew up in the rural villages, jungles, and mountains of Colombia, now guerrilla hot zones. Her detailed research and writing is so realistic that it has prompted government agencies to question her to determine if she has received classified information. Currently based in Lancaster, PA, Jeanette has lived in six countries and traveled in more than twenty. She has more than a dozen books in print, including political/suspense best-seller CrossFire and the Parker Twins series.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Fires smolder endlessly below the dangerous surface of Guatemala City’s municipal dump.Deadlier fires seethe beneath the tenuous calm of a nation recovering from brutal civil war. Anthropologist Vicki Andrews is researching Guatemala’s “garbage people” when she stumbles across a human body. Curiosity turns to horror as she uncovers no stranger, but an American environmentalist—Vicki’s only sister, Holly. With authorities dismissing the death as another street crime, Vicki begins tracing Holly’s last steps, a pilgrimage leading from slum squalor to the breathtaking and endangered cloud forests of the Sierra de las Minas Biosphere. But every unraveled thread raises more questions. What betrayal connects Holly’s murder, the recent massacre of a Mayan village, and the long-ago deaths of Vicki’s own parents? Nor is Vicki the only one demanding answers. Before her search reaches its startling end, the conflagration has spilled across international borders to threaten an American administration and the current war on terror. With no one turning out to be who they’d seemed, who can Vicki trust and who should she fear? A politically relevant tale of international intrigue and God’s redemptive beauty and hope.
The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1414314744/