Friday, July 20, 2012

Rare Earth by Davis Bunn

Here it is Friday again, and time for another review. Today you get to hear some about Rare Earth by Davis Bunn. The last book I read by him was The Lion of Babylon. You can find that review here if you like.
In this book Marc Royce winds up in Africa. He is working for a company named Loadstone. He finds himself in the shadow of a volcano, working diligently to distribute food and work on relations with the local chiefs. Oddly enough, the locals feel that he thinks he is a chief, and he explains that he is just an accountant here to audit and oversee the situation. One chief has found Jesus and he has had a vision. He isn't sure if Marc is the man he saw in the vision or not. One thing is for sure, Africa is dangerous and the children are hungry, and one man's sister hates Marc. She is convinced that his company, Loadstone, is the reason that her bother is missing, and maybe dead. Now the rare earth elements have come into play and the stakes are only going to get much higher. A rather interesting read!


This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Rare Earth
Bethany House Publishers (July 1, 2012)
Davis Bunn


Born and raised in North Carolina, Davis left for Europe at age twenty. There he first completed graduate studies in economics and finance, then began a business career that took him to over forty countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Davis came to faith at age 28, while living in Germany and running an international business advisory group. He started writing two weeks later. Since that moment, writing has remained both a passion and a calling.

Davis wrote for nine years and completed seven books before his first was accepted for publication. During that time, he continued to work full-time in his business career, travelling to two and sometimes three countries every week. His first published book, The Presence, was released in 1990 and became a national bestseller.

Honored with three Christy Awards for excellence in historical and suspense fiction, his bestsellers include The Great Divide, Winner Take All, The Meeting Place, The Warning, The Book of Hours, and The Quilt.

A sought-after speaker in the art of writing, Davis serves as Writer In Residence at Regent’s Park College, Oxford University.  

Marc Royce stares out of the helicopter, a sense of foreboding rising with the volcanic cloud. Below, the Rift Valley slashes across Africa like a scar. Decades of conflicts, droughts, and natural disasters have left their mark.

Dispatched to audit a relief organization, Royce is thrust into the squalor and chaos of Kenyan refugee camps. But his true mission focuses on the area's reserves of once-obscure minerals now indispensable to high-tech industries. These strategic elements--called rare earth--have inflamed tensions on the world's stage and stoked tribal rivalries. As Royce prepares to report back to Washington, he seizes on a bold and risky venture for restoring justice to this troubled land.

But this time, Royce may have gone too far.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Rare Earth, go HERE.

The book link is: 076420906X 

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