Rare Earth by Davis Bunn book review

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.

But this time, Royce may have gone too far.



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.

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