Friday, July 20, 2012

CFBA Tour for Rare Earth by Davis Bunn

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.

MY REVIEW-Somehow I got signed up for two of these tours for the same book. I didn't realize it at the time but it worked out that way. Needless to say, the book for this one never arrived so it is a good thing I got my other book:)

This is an excellent suspense and adventure story. It is the second in the Marc Royce series but it can definitely be read as a stand alone novel. The whole Rare Earth thing was new to me as I had never heard of these components before. A neat aspect in this book was the Jews who had accapted Christ as the Messiah and had made a whole community. They had been shunned from their families and friends but had clung together and wanted to make the Jewish community need them and their talents. I enjoyed reading about this and thought it was a good add to the book. If you like a good fast read, this is one you will want. It is jam packed with adventure, a good fight or two, or maybe even three, spiritual values and insights and a little bit of romance as well. Great book!

I received a copy of this book for my review purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation.

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