Today, I’m sharing a slew of excerpts from reader reviews of Strait of Hormuz. I hope you’ll click the link next to each name to read their full review. Today’s reviewers are:
- Geni White
- Sarah Judith Cole
- Tina Hunt
- Kitty Bucholtz
- Kattarin Kirk
- Beckie Burnham
- Russ Hanley
- Shari Bradley
- Sidney W. Frost
- Deb Haggerty
Mark Royce Faces Great Odds to Prevent a World War
By Geni White, Amazon
Marc Royce has again been called to investigate a matter that could involve the whole world in war, started unwittingly by the United States. As usual, Marc’s appointment upsets powerful government leaders, so he must work without official sanction and against numerous attempts to have him removed from the case…
By Sarah Judith Cole, Amazon
…Royce must solve the puzzle of an attack that seems to be directed against America, but the pieces don’t fit together like he expects them to. After seeing the woman he loved, but had to let go, painful memories and desires resurface. On top of that, he has to find people he can trust, and has to stay out of trouble with the authorities.
Grow Along With the Characters
By Tina Hunt, Pot of Manna blog
…The characters have a depth that makes them quite real. As is typical of Bunn’s writing, they grow as they face their issues and questions. And while faith is an obvious theme and thread that runs through the story, it is certainly not “crammed down your throat” or preachy. Topics of past hurt along with questions of trust for the future are dealt with in gentle wooing ways that may find you questioning your own faith journey and growing with Marc, Kitra, and Rhana.
Loved the Characters
…While struggling to find out where the new threat to America is coming from, sometimes at odds with his own government, Marc meets a really interesting array of people – a Swiss operative and a Swiss police inspector, a Persian art dealer, a knighted English art collector, and many more, as well as several people he’s worked with in the past. (I love it when you see characters appear in multiple books. It feels like you get to know them better.)
Heartbreak and Mending
By Kattarin Kirk, A Gracious Stumble blog
…An amazing story of heartbreak and mending. It makes you realize that even when we don’t get our human version of happily-ever-after God has a plan that is so much better.
By Beckie Burnham, By The Book blog
…A great book for suspense lovers, this novel has it all — terrorists, multinational spies, a threat to Israel and the US, and a group of patriots with the desire and hope of freedom for their countries. There is also a very satisfying romantic element to sweeten the plot. A great conclusion for a great series.
Marc Royce is off on another action packed thrill ride
By Russ Hanley, Amazon
If you like action-packed adventure and suspense, you’ll love this whole series and especially Strait of Hormuz. These books can be read by themselves but the real gem is in reading all three in order because you’ll get to know the characters and understand their history.
Marc Royce is the hero America needs and Kitra Korban is the “girl next door” only with more complexity and interest. Bunn creates characters and stories that are so real you feel like you’re right there and these are people you know.
Journey With the Characters
By Shari Bradley, Amazon
…Though Marc and Kitra are the primary focus, I found the complexities of the other characters and the trials they face to be equally stirring, very much like ourselves and the passages we each face in our own lives.
It is not easy being an operative in this dangerous world of international intrigue and turmoil, nor is it easy to really look inside and see ourselves for who we are. In these engaging stories, we have seen Marc overcome tragic times in his life to live again and love again, all the while serving his country and his God.
By Sidney W. Frost, Christian Bookmobile blog
…The story moves quickly and the suspense gets intense at times. The descriptions are so powerful you feel you are there with the team and you wonder if the author has firsthand experience with such situations. He knows what he is talking about and he makes what could be a confusing tale understandable and entertaining.
Has Marc Royce finally met an enemy he can’t beat?
By Deb Haggerty, Positive Grace blog
Strait of Hormuz, the third in Davis Bunn’s Marc Royce series, has all the elements of a good story: the beautiful woman, a mysterious older woman, a daunting enemy, and lots of action. Bunn squarely nails every element!