I love the variety of reader reviews I’ve received for Strait of Hormuz. Today’s reviewers are:
- Steve Hilton
- Renee Ann Smith
- Daniel Leonard
I hope you’ll click the link next to each name to read their full review.
By Steve Hilton, Doc’s Doin’s blog
“Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” -Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (KJV)
A lesson which Marc Royce and Kitra Korban must re-learn if they are to survive.
In this installment of the Marc Royce adventure series, the story which began with Lion of Babylon and continued in Rare Earth finds an emotional and spiritual conclusion.
Marc, Kitra and a multinational, ethnically diverse cadre of supporters strive to match wits with a determined enemy adept at sabotage, subterfuge, and misdirection. Racing against time, struggling to overcome insurmountable odds, and battling the enemies both external and internal, the team draws courage and confidence from the most powerful force the world will ever experience: intercessory prayer.
While written as suspense fiction, author Davis Bunn shines the light of faith on the meta-narrative; the story which lies beneath the story. Timeless truths are skillfully woven throughout, reminding the reader of two spiritual principles that should be rehearsed before getting out of bed in the morning, or retiring to bed at the end of the day:
1. There is an all-knowing, all-seeing, all-powerful God who is still ruling the universe.
2. You are not He.
5 stars for hours of arm-chair action and suspense pleasure.
Page Turner with Heart
By Renee Ann Smith, Doorkeeper blog
When you pick up a Davis Bunn novel, you’re guaranteed to be swept away on an exotic adventure!
In his latest thriller, you’ll join Marc Royce and Kitra Korban as they investigate Iran’s threat to blockade the narrow Strait of Hormuz, cutting off vital shipping routes and escalating global tensions beyond the breaking point.
Marc is the State Department’s best-kept secret.
Kitra runs a kibbutz and occasionally helps the Mossad.
Kitra shows up in Switzerland just in time to save Marc from a set-up. In response, Marc throws her into a lake to keep her out of harm’s way—ruining the first designer suit she’s ever owned. So the story tension is set on high . . .
And the fact that Marc and Kitra are in love and trying to deny it, only adds to the fun.
What I liked best:
- Action that begins right away—a bombing in the first chapter.
- Strong, smart women who are vital to the plot
- Exotic locations.
- The beauty of a relationship built on faith when Marc asks Kitra to meet each morning and pray about God’s will for their future.
Straight Into A Gripping Story
By Daniel Leonard, GoodReads
Davis Bunn has done it again; he’s written a book whose characters have captured my head and my heart.
Bunn’s pacing is spot on: just as I’m intuitively wanting more action, the story picks up, and just when I’m hoping the characters get to rest (so I can rest too!), a respite is given. A well-paced story is a pleasure to read.
Well done, Davis, well done. You are a man that knows how to distill many human cultures, in much of their misery, glory and beauty, into a fascinating tale that instructs, breathes life and satisfies the human longing for a wonderful adventure in the worlds of our mind, soul and spirit.