Monday, December 16, 2013

Torn Blood Book Review



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About the Book
Three weeks before officially reporting for duty at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Addison Deverell arrives in Israel determined to find an answer to a question buried for nearly four thousand years.

Bound to an escort by the embassy, he is unable to begin his search as time is running out. Mere days before he must report for duty, Addison is freed from his forced escort, Hafiz IbnMansur, as a female escort, Elizabeth Daniels, takes his place.

Addison issues an ultimatum to Elizabeth that he must go into Palestinian territory for answers he can’t find in Israel. But, as Addison races to uncover a long buried truth that promises to establish a career, he faces peril from those he seeks to understand and finds himself a pawn in an international plot to drive Israel’s Jews into the sea.

Nearly seven thousand miles away in Oregon, Dr. Janelle Henning confronts a past that threatens to destroy the only family she’s ever known. A search for understanding thrusts her into a foreign world long buried to confront a birthright hidden by the passage of time. With no place—or no one—to turn to, Janelle tries to put the pieces of her life back together.

An ill-boding call shreds the little of Janelle’s world that is left, compelling her to leave her home and fly to Israel in search of Addison. But terrorists stand in Janelle’s way of reaching him, the one person that might unlock hidden identities in a relationship that has spanned a lifetime. But will Addison live, or will death, the master of all, once again keep its secret buried?(Goodreads)

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My Review

What a read! Bain has taken this mystery from the past that has been an ongoing battle. The politics get tangled within the middle east and Addison Deverell is thrown into a new world.This book is very long 562 pages followed by an excellent glossary for the words I was no where near pronouncing properly. The book started off a bit confusing and was difficult for me to follow. Though there is a nice back history included this is not an easy book to read. While I enjoyed the story line I didn't really enjoy the characters and overall this was simply not my favorite book. I know a few people who will love this book, my grandmother included. 

"I received this book from the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review."







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