Book Review: Rare Earth by Davis Bunn

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


Sarah Elisabeth Sawyer is an award-winning inspirational author, speaker and Choctaw storyteller of traditional and fictional tales based on the lives of her people. Get a free e-copy of her first book, "Touch My Tears: Tales from the Trail of Tears": Free e-book

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2 comments on “Book Review: Rare Earth by Davis Bunn
  1. Cindy says:

    Thanks for the review Sarah- I’ll have to put it on my Christmas vacation reading list! sounds intriguing….
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