A destitute Kenyan refugee camp, missed judgment calls, and an odd attraction to a hostile aid worker set the stage for Marc Royce’s undercover operation that starts off in a disaster zone. With the hunger for food and home, the Kenyan elders see him as an answer to prayer. Others filled with greed and secrets see him as a threat to be eliminated. Few know what his true mission is.
As the story progress, a singular thread emerges, something that ties people together from the slums of Kenya to a kibbutzim in Israel. It’s up to Marc Royce to uncover it before it’s too late.
As I’ve said before with books by Davis Bunn, he is a stellar author and storyteller. The plot he weaves through the action and romance is incredible, at the end leaving you with a book lover’s oooooh, very nice.
The romance subplot didn’t make me roll my eyes, something I do nine times out of ten with books that attempt it. Kudos Mr. Bunn.
Overall, this book gets an easy five stars, highly recommend. With plenty of action and written from a man’s point of view, I gave this book to my brother.
Enjoy the book trailer and join me in the wish of this being made into a movie: Rare Earth book trailer
P.S. This is the second book featuring the character Marc Royce. It’s not necessary to read the first book, Lion of Babylon, but I highly recommend that story as well.
Bethany House provided me with a complimentary copy of this book