Review of Strait of Hormuz

But First…. Must announce this week’s winner of “Our God Comes” Worship CD….

That would be Janice from NC

 

About Strait of Hormuz

“They’re out there. The danger is real… and inbound.”
–Marc Royce

An under-the-radar phone call from the U.S. State Department puts Marc Royce once again on assignment–ferreting out rumors of a clandestine operation stretching from Asia to the Mideast. At stake is Iran’s threat to blockade the narrow Strait of Hormuz, cutting off vital shipping routes and escalating global tensions beyond the breaking point.

Under the guise of investigating money laundering via high-end art purchases in Europe, Royce finds himself in Switzerland with only sketchy information, no backup, and without a single weapon other than his wits.

His appointment with a gallery owner in Geneva is a dead end–the man is on the floor with a bullet through his chest. But it turns out Royce does have backup. The Mossad has sent someone to keep an eye on this undercover op, which is of more than casual interest to the Israelis. And it’s someone Royce knows…

A small team gathers around Royce–
a single objective against multiple enemies.

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (November 5, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764211382
  • Publish Date: November 5, 2013
  • Author’s Website: http://www.davisbunn.com/

My Review

I’ve had mixed reviews of Davis Bunn books in the past but decided to try him again and I’m glad I did.

I really liked Marc Royce. He was smart, strong, with a lighter side that didn’t mind poking a little fun at the other characters. I think his greatest strength was his foundation in his faith. Kitra was also a good character, though at times, I wasn’t really sure her role in the big picture of the story. But I enjoyed watching her come to terms with her life choices. Both Marc and Kitra talk about their relationship with God and struggle with issues of faith in realistic ways.

The story itself was well done. The plot of the story was interesting and educational. I learned about the Geneva art world as well as Persian culture. The action was nicely paced with action and tension. However, one of my favorite scenes was when Kitra stepped up to drive  the sports car before Marc could.

The only downside of the book for me is it was the second book in the series and I hadn’t read the first one. References were made to events from the first book, but the author filled in enough information that I wasn’t completely lost.

Disclaimer: I would like to thank Bethany House for the opportunity to read and review this book. I was under no obligation other than to give my honest opinion.

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