Dispatched to audit a relief organization, Royce is thrust into the squalor and chaos of Kenyan refugee camps. But his true mission focuses on the area’s reserves of once-obscure minerals now indispensable to high-tech industries. These strategic elements–called rare earths–have inflamed tensions on the world’s stage and stoked tribal rivalries. As Royce prepares to report back to Washington, he seizes on a bold and risky venture for restoring justice to this troubled land.
Just like the first book in this series, Lion of Babylon, I highly enjoyed Rare Earth. The main character, Marc Royce, is such a cool, calm, collected individual, and yet so highly passionate about doing the right thing, and I just love the guy. His complete sincerity makes others feel at ease around him almost immediately, and makes his character highly likable.
I loved the geographical aspect of the book: set in Kenyan refugee camps, where so many people live, and are, unfortunately, treated poorly and taken advantage of. I could feel the tension and chaos of living there…I could smell the sickness, taste the food, feel the dirt everywhere. This is a book that should be made into a movie, and it’ll be action-packed, intense, and entertaining. That’s my vote, anyway.:-)
If you’d like to see the Rare Earth Trailer, you can view it on You tube HERE.
I’m giving Rare Earth 4 stars. I really liked it.
*I was not paid for this review. I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review. The opinions are mine alone.