If you liked Davis Bunn’s novel Lion of Babylon I think you will also like Rare Earth. Marc Royce’s newest assignment is located in Kenya, Africa, where a recent earthquake and volcano eruption have caused widespread suffering. He is there officially as an accountant, but as he gains the trust of the leaders of the refugee camps, the reader sees his true mission clearer--to find the source of the underlying corruption.
The writing is excellent and the story is one that could have been read in your morning paper or seen on the morning news. Full of mystery, suspense, espionage, corruption, and even a little romance. This book captured my attention right from the first page to the last. I was excited to see Rare Earth being offered to review, because I had previously read Lion of Babylon, but this book does well as a stand-alone too. I am hoping that there will be at least one more book featuring Marc Royce.
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 earths--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.
Meet Davis Bunn:
Davis Bunn is an award-winning novelist whose audience spans reading genres from high drama and action thrillers to heartwarming relationship stories, in both contemporary and historical settings. He and his wife, Isabella, make their home in Florida for some of each year, and spend the rest near Oxford, England, where they each teach and write. Visit Davis' Web site at www.davisbunn.com
An Excerpt:Rare Earth
Blessings,Rare Earth by Davis Bunn was provided for me free by Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.