Sunday, July 31, 2011

Lion Of Babylon: A Book Review

About The Book:

Marc Royce has been a State Department agent involved in covert operations--that is, until personal issues lead to his dismissal.

When Alex Baird goes missing in war-torn Baghdad, State comes calling again. Alex is a CIA agent--and a close friend of Royce. Three others have also dropped out of sight--a nurse, an aid worker, a wealthy young Iraqi. Are these cases linked? Rumors circulate about a kidnapping conspiracy, yet both American and local officials refuse to pursue it.

Blocked at every turn, Royce eventually unearths a trail of secret encounters between sworn enemies. What he discovers could transform the course of rivalry and reconciliation throughout the Mideast. As the human and political drama escalates, can one man summon the courage to make a difference?

You can read an excerpt of Lion Of Babylon here.

About The Author:

Davis Bunn is an award-winning novelist whose audience spans reading genres from high drama and action thrillers to heartwarming relationship stories, in both contemporary and historical settings. He and his wife, Isabella, make their home in Florida for some of each year, and spend the rest near Oxford, England, where they each teach and write.

 Visit Davis' Web site

My Review:

Davis Bunn has been a favorite author of mine for many years. And this newest release, Lion of Babylon, did not disappoint! With tons of action, a story line based in modern day Iraq, you will be drawn into a world like no other, from the opening pages. Follow the main character Alex, as he is abducted and watch how faith and real-life intermingle in a fantastic book with action in abundance. The plots are true to life with amazing descriptions of culture, geography and religious rituals within Iraq. Much research has gone into the writing of Lion of Babylon and that is very evident.  With the Christian faith evident in the main character, you will see how God's hand is on Alex and other characters throughout the experiences they have.  A wonderful reminder to us, that no matter what we go through God will carry us through, we just have to let Him. Also, you see that regardless of religious differences, we can live in peace and everyday men and women are sacrificing themselves to help this happen.

If you are looking for a riveting, and intriguing book to read, I highly recommend this one, and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Lion Of Babylon at your favorite bookseller, from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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