Marc Royce was fired from his job with the U.S. State Department when he insisted on being with his ailing wife. Now, the same man who fired him, needs him for an unofficial job. This is not the first time Ambassador Walton called Marc back to temporary duty after his wife died. On a previous job he met Israeli Kitra Korban. They have a history that ended with her going back to help manage her family kibbutz and he refusing to join her there.
This story begins with Marc in Geneva to follow-up on rumors that Iran intends to blockade the Strait of Hormuz and cutoff important shipping. Walton cannot go through normal channels for fear of information leaks. Israel is working outside official channels as well and sends Kitra to warn Marc he is in danger.
A team consisting of Marc, Kitra, a Swiss secret agent, a Geneva police inspector, two Iranians, and two Israeli agents emerges. The story moves quickly and the suspense gets intense at times. The descriptions are so powerful you feel you are there with the team and you wonder if the author has firsthand experience with such situations. He knows what he is talking about and he makes what could be a confusing tale understandable and entertaining.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.
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About Davis Bunn
Davis Bunn is a four-time Christy Award-winning, best-selling author now serving as writer-in-residence at Regent's Park College, Oxford University in the United Kingdom. Defined by readers and reviewers as a "wise teacher," "gentleman adventurer," "consummate writer," and "Renaissance man," his work in business took him to over 40 countries around the world, and his books have sold more than seven million copies in sixteen languages.Strait of Hormuz is the series finale of the popular Marc Royce Adventures. Library Journal named Lion of Babylon (Book 1) a “Best Book of 2011.” Rare Earth (Book 2) won the 2013 Christy Award for best suspense novel and was a CBA top 20 best-seller.
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