In this novel, we are transported to Africa's volcanic field where people are suffering from drought and an eruption of a volcano. Mark Royce is hired to find out who is the bad guy. Bunn as usual infuses a situation with almost unbearable tension. (You'll bite your nails when reading the hotel room scene!).
Character development is quite interesting. With a few words, you can picture just exactly what each one looks like, and the personality development lends such color and dimension to the story. This is a completely stand alone story, although Marc Royce's story is continued. If you didn't meet him in Lion of Babylon, you'll be delighted to meet him in Rare Earth.
This is a 4 out of 5 star book!
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
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.