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Thursday, November 14, 2013

STRAIT OF HORMUZ

High-speed chase in a blazing red Ferrari, gun fights and loud explosions freely reverberated across the landscape of the Middle East and Europe as bestselling author Davis Bunn returns with the third and final installment in the Marc Royce Adventures series, Strait of Hormuz.

Marc Royce embarks on the most dangerous mission of his career chasing faceless villains, dodging deathly traps and learning to survive with only his wits as weapon as he is sent to investigate money laundering case via high-end art purchases in Europe which is a cover to verify facts about Iranian nuclear program and the rumors that it is gearing up to block the Strait of Hormuz, escalating global tension which could possibly spark off a catastrophic war.

What is fascinating about Davis Bunn’s Strait of Hormuz is its relevance to contemporary geopolitical situation in the Middle East, and its wider ramifications. There is reason to believe it is based on the current imbroglio in the region and the concerns of the United States government. While it may be farfetched to imply that the government will resort to such drastic actions as read in the book, nevertheless, the situations mentioned in the book are scenarios which cannot be totally ruled out.

Marc Royce teams up with the dashing and lovely Kitra Korban, backed up by Israeli intelligence, Mossad, in a book full of non-stop action, thrill and fun which makes for an incredible read from start to finish. It is an outstanding book which fans of Davis Bunn will welcome wholeheartedly. What makes Strait of Hormuz an exceptional read is the well-researched work undertaken by the author to describe the culture, faith and landscape of the region where the book is set. His knowledge of the geopolitics of the region is highly commendable.

Note: In a way, Strait of Hormuz is about faith – Judaism, Islam and Christianity, as much as it is about cultures and history. If you love fast-paced plot, high-speed thrills, espionage, military intelligence, romance, suspense and high-voltage action, then this book is for you. It may also be pertinent to point out that as a Christian author Davis Bunn has a subtle, but clear and concise way of presenting his faith through the pages of his books.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
List Price: $14.99
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Publication Date: November 5, 2013
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764211382
ISBN-13: 978-0764211386 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Davis Bunn is an internationally-acclaimed author who has sold more than six million books in sixteen languages, Davis is equal parts writer, scholar, teacher, and sportsman. Born and raised in North Carolina, Davis left for Europe at age twenty. There he first completed graduate studies in economics and finance, then began a business career that took him to over forty countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Davis came to faith at age 28, while living in Germany and running an international business advisory group. He started writing two weeks later. Since that moment, writing has remained both a passion and a calling. Davis wrote for nine years and completed seven books before his first was accepted for publication. During that time, he continued to work full-time in his business career, travelling to two and sometimes three countries every week. His first published book, The Presence, was released in 1990 and became a national bestseller.

Honored with three Christy Awards for excellence in historical and suspense fiction, his bestsellers include The Great Divide, Winner Take All, The Meeting Place, The Warning, The Book of Hours, and The Quilt. A sought-after speaker in the art of writing, Davis serves as Writer In Residence at Regent’s Park College, Oxford University.

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