Charles objected, "My place is here."
"Your place is caring for the people of your church. This duty means you will accompany Marc Royce. And if he is to be trusted, you will share with him the secret."
Charles felt a thrill race up his spine. "You will allow this man to hold the future of your people?"
"Only if he is the one of my dream." The young-old man looked around the circle of elders, granting them the chance to object. But no one spoke. So he turned back and finished, "And only if he shows you a sign."
Once again the chief had managed to spook him. "What sign will that be?"
Philip rose with him, a rare honor. "You will know when God tells you." Rare Earth, pg 94-95.
Back Cover: Marc Royce stares out of the helicopter, a sense of foreboding rising with the volcanic cloud. Below, the Rift Valley slashes across Africa like a scar. Decades of conflicts, droughts, and natural disasters have left their mark.
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.
My Review: As a volcano spews its ash in the air, one man goes missing, whole villages are being evacuated for no reason, and one company seems to be behind it all. Only Marc Royce stands between in the way, but will he live long enough to discover the truth? Rare Earth is a tale of thickly woven deceit, and intents bigger than anyone originally imagined. I really enjoyed Bunn's work. He did a fantastic job creating this page turner.
My Recommendation: I recommend this book to readers of suspense and fans of Davis Bunn.
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