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Dive into the depths of Kenya, where corruption and ruthlessness is only surpassed by desolation. Davis Bunn’s latest political action thriller, ‘Rare Earth’, will take you through refugee camps, erupting volcanoes and sinister terrorist plots.
Marc Royce travels to the Rift Valley and gets a helicopters view of Kenya’s wounded land. A once-dormant volcano has covered the landscape in molten lava and spewed clouds of ashes into the atmosphere.
His important mission began as an audit for a relief organization, but soon becames a peace-keeper between warring tribes, anger refugees and humanitarian works. Kitra begs for Marks help to restore the land and people, but his other more secretive mission lays in the precious metal reserves that are indispensible to our high-tech industry.
This gripping fiction book has all the hallmarks of a bestseller. It’s action-packed, exciting, and impossible to put down.
Davis Bunn is an award-winning author who spans genres from high drama and action thrillers to emotionally intense stories. He and his wife, Isabella, swap homes between Florida and Oxford England where they bother teach and write.
Rare Earth by Davis Bunn was published by Baker in August 2012 and is our 30142nd best seller. The ISBN for Rare Earth is 9780764209062.
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Thorough characterizations, a fast pace, and attention to detail make this a surLibrary Journal Review
Ex-intelligence officer Marc Royce has been on another undercover mission, this time to Africa to audit the accounts of a relief organization. His real purpose, however, is related to the region's rare metal resources, which make it a target for the high-tech industry, warring tribes, and terrorists. While doing the job he was sent to do, he teams up with an Israeli medical administrator in the hopes of bringing relief to the troubled area. VERDICT Readers who were introduced to Royce in Lion of Babylon will be glad for this new adventure, in which they will get to know him even better. and especially readers of Travis Thrasher.
Rare EarthDiane Morrison, via The Good Book Stall
The good guys despise Marc Royce as a mercenary cashing in on the crisis caused when a Kenyan volcano erupts in a drought zone; the bad guys despise him as an accountant with no African experience. They’re both wrong.
He’s been sent to find out why corrupt officials are seizing apparently worthless tribal lands and evicting the people by force, and why anyone caught asking questions has either died or disappeared.
It’s a brutal world where life is disposable and expediency everything. Nobody trusts anyone – usually with good cause – but an unlikely alliance is forged of natural enemies whose only common ground is allegiance to Jesus Christ and a determination to find out what’s wrong and put it right. This is a full-blooded, uncompromising thriller with non-stop action, genuine suspense and a Christian heart. The characters are recognisably human and, for the most part, not stereotypical; the hero’s past is touched upon but not wallowed in, neither is there a pat, saccharine ending. I was unfamiliar with Davis Bunn before reading this, but I will certainly read more of his work. Thoroughly recommended.
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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.
"Description is so vivid you can smell the food and choke on the desert sand.... Bunn's fans will leap for this precise and intricate tale of cross-cultural friendship and loyalty in the heart of the Red Zone."--Publishers Weekly
"This exciting, action-packed thriller features a strong sense of place in its depictions of the people and politics of the Middle East. It is sure to please [Bunn] fans and win him new ones." --Library Journal
"This book delves into a series of crucial issues with a sensitivity that left me literally stunned. . . . Bunn tells a story that grips the reader and refuses to let go." --Keith Hazard, Deputy Director (ret.), CIA
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|Page last updated||3rd January 2017|
|Author / Artist||Davis Bunn|
|Publisher||Baker (August 2012)|
|Number of Pages||384|