I am never disappointed with anything T. Davis Bunn produces. He is a master at draping suspense around his characters who are developed to a poignant degree. You care what happens to them, even the hardened criminals and the sleazy cafe' proprietors.
Bunn has jumped on the Middle East wagon with this tale of missing persons and manufactured evidence. I just love Semeh who precariously walks a thin line as a Christian Iraqi. The intricate thread of faith is woven with delicate hand in this story, but it is stronger than in most other stories I've read by Bunn. I love how faith and reality collide in the Middle East, how danger lurks, ever poised to strike like a cobra and just as deadly.
You will be pleased with this book. It is well worth the money and a definite keeper. But do hold on to your hat, and do have a tall iced tea at your elbow because the sand and heat will suck you dry.
5 of 5 stars!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Marc must unravel the truth in a covert operation requiring utmost secrecy--from both the Americans and the insurgents. But even more secret than the undercover operation is the underground dialogue taking place between sworn enemies. Will the ultimate Reconciler between ancient enemies, current foes, and fanatical religious factions be heard?
If you would like to read the first chapter of Lion of Babylon, go HERE.