Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Rare Earth



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 earths--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.

My Review:

Be prepared to take an action-packed thrill of a ride! Bunn grabbed my attention on the very first page and didn't shake me loose until the very last word. What an exciting read! Masterfully descriptive action scenes are guaranteed to take your breath away and leave you with the urge to stand up and cheer.

Marc Joyce is a larger than life hero -- the kind you love to watch on the big screen -- he has that kind of presence. The epitome of what is noble and true and right in one lethal package.

Powerfully moving, the inspirational thread is the foundation of the plot. I got goosebumps more than once as Bunn shows his readers what God can accomplish among His Believers.

An exhilarating read with a touching promise of romance. I LOVED it!

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Rare Earth, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 29 2012. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".


  1. Sounds like this would be a great change from my Amish and Regency era reads. :) I do enjoy a good suspense now and again.


  2. Oh -- it's brilliant, Ladette! I felt like I was sitting down to a blockbuster, feel good, triumphant kind of movie! Sometimes it's good to leave our genre comfort zones, right? Good luck!

  3. I like Davis Bunn's books. He is such a versatile writer. I read the first Marc Royce book, Lion of Babylon and enjoyed it very much. I'd love to win a copy of Rare Earth.


  4. I loved Lion of Babylon too, Pam. Good luck!

  5. thanks for the chance to read this fabulous story

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  6. This sounds like a really good read and a new author for me!


  7. Liz -- Davis Bunn is a great author!!! You'll be impressed. Good luck!

  8. Rare Earth sounds awesome and I know my husband would love reading this... add me please!
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