Book Review: “Rare Earth” by Davis Bunn

August 11, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Davis Bunn in his new book, “Rare Earth” Book Two in the Marc Royce series published by Bethany House takes us to Kenya.

From the back cover:  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.

Marc Royce is back!  If you enjoyed the first book in this series, “Lion of Babylon”, then you are going to enjoy this one also.  Here is a question:  does God like certain parts of Earth more than He likes other parts?  The answer is no.  Humans divided up the planet with their lines on map making countries, cities and towns.  God looks at the Earth and says all the Earth is mine.  So to God Kenya is no less valuable than, let’s say, Switzerland.  Get ready for an exciting suspense ride as “Rare Earth” is a thriller, which simply means that everyone’s lives are in danger from practically page one.  The title comes from indispensable minerals to high-tech industries.  Marc Royce is sent to the Kenya to investigate conflicting reports about missing people and whole villages.  Along the way he sees the truth about the Kenyan refuge camps.  During the course of this investigation Marc will encounter villains, treachery and life-threatening situations that will keep you flipping the pages as fast as you can read.   The theme of “Rare Earth” is all human life has value.  The lead characters are terrific and we root for them as we live through their various heart-throbbing encounters.  Davis Bunn does  a truly remarkable job in this book while exciting us with this story that everyone will enjoy.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House.   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 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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