Monday, May 2, 2011
Blood Covenant Book Review
SUMMARY: The struggle for survival deep in the heart of Africa.
When fighting erupts between government forces and renegade Ghost Soldiers deep within the Republic of Dhambizao, thousands are forced to leave their homes. Dr. Paige Ryan, who works with Volunteers of Hope International, is sent to lead a team to set up a refugee transit site - where the immediate needs for shelter, water, sanitation, and food are critical. Nick Gilbert, a bush pilot for compassion Air, joins the team to help fly supplies in and out of the area.
With the refugee camp already experiencing overcrowding, raids, and uprisings, a group of American mountain climbers is attacked by the Ghost Soldiers. Paige's medical team responds immediately, rescuing survivors and taking them into the camp. When it's discovered that one of the trekkers is carrying an infectious disease, the harrowing conditions of the camp are forgotten.
In desperate need of vaccines and with the Ghost Soldiers blocking the only road out until their demands for amnesty are met, it won't be long before the disease is out of control . . . and there is nowhere to run.
REVIEW: This is a really good book!! Even though the prologue doesn't fit into the book until almost the end, the story flows seamlessly. Paige is someone I could easily identify with. Wanting to help the refugees but overwhelmed with all they were facing made Paige feel helpless and wanting to give up. Nick helps her see beyond the impossibility of meeting all their needs and focusing on what she can do to help them. This is something we all need to remember. The story does take some interesting twists and turns but they kept the story real and alive. I would highly recommend this book!
This book was provided by Zondervan for review without compensation.
Award-winning author LISA HARRIS has been writing both fiction and nonfiction since 2000 and has more than fifteen novels and novellas in print. She currently lives with her family in Mozambique, where they work as missionaries. Visit her website at www.lisaharriswrites.com and her blog at www.myblogintheheartofafrica.blogspot.com.