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Marc Royce Adventures:
Book 1: Lion of Babylon (Library Journal 'Best Books 2011')
Book 2: Rare Earth (2013 Christy Award winner for Suspense Fiction)
Book 3: Strait of Hormuz

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A Top 20 best-seller
-- CBA Best Seller List, September 2012

Rare Earth

Davis Bunn

Marc Royce has worked for the State Department on a variety of clandestine assignments, most recently in Iraq. Now he is called on to investigate suspicious activities in the Horn of Africa, a region already in turmoil from decades of violence, corruption, and poverty.

Dropped into the squalor of the refugee camps, Marc confronts a stranglehold of deceit and oppression. Women and children are ravaged by hunger. Aid workers are overstretched. Government officials prevaricate. The presence of armed military contractors adds to the menace. Can anyone be trusted?

Marc's true assignment focuses on the area's reserves of scarce metals now vital to high-tech industries. Who is secretly attempting to secure a monopoly on land and mineral rights?

A tenacious Israeli medical administrator named Kitra, suffering losses of her own, reluctantly seeks Marc's help with her humanitarian efforts. Their shared faith overcomes mutual suspicions. Together, they try to forge a groundbreaking partnership between impoverished African villages and an innovative research compound near Tel Aviv.

But a shadowy group of adversaries--with agendas fueled by greed and revenge--conspires to stop them at any cost.

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Rare Earth is Book 2 in the Mark Royce series.
Book 1 in the series is the award-winning Lion of Babylon.

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Readers who were introduced to Royce in Lion of Babylon will be glad for this new adventure, in which they will get to know him even better. Thorough characterizations, a fast pace, and attention to detail make this a sure bet for fans of Christian suspense stories.
~Library Journal