Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Blood Covenant by Lisa Harris

Book Description
From the explosive first pages, Lisa Harris weaves a tale of heart-stopping suspense and adventure with her second book in the Mission Hope Series. 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 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.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book. Paige is a doctor working to help the situation in Africa. She is set to go home and is asked to set up a site that is in desperate need of help. Nick is a pilot The Ghost Soldiers want their voices heard and to get attention, they attack a group of American mountain climbers. With the situation as tense and extreme as it is, Paige has no choice but to bring the climbers into the camp, only to discover one of them has a disease that if they can't find a way to get the cure!
I love how the author made the situations and characters so real! Paige, you could really feel her plight at wanting to do more for these poor people, but having to realize she is doing as much as she can. It has suspense, faith, and enough twists and turns to keep you guessing. I wasn't sure how the book would end but I'm glad that it wasn't a magical 'happily ever after' but more of a realistic ending.

4/5. This was a good, Christian Fiction that showed real life possibilities.

Thank you to Zondervan for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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