Thursday, May 5, 2011

Blood Covenant

Blood Covenant
by Lisa Harris

From the book: 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.

From me: This book was fascinating and I'm guessing it's because I've been hearing so.much lately about all the conflict in other countries and the innocent people who are trapped in their homes and cities. Getting a (fictional) glance into the tumultuous world of rebel forces and the men, women and children trapped in the middle really brought this issue to my attention. Besides being well-written with a great storyline (and even a little romance), Blood Covenant gives you an inside look into the craziness that goes on in a refugee camp, the fear and terror, the sickness and the helplessness and volunteers who sacrifice their cushy lives to make a difference. Definitely a must read!

Thanks to Zondervan for offering me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review!


Odie Langley said...

Many times we see the broad picture of camps but never know the details of what life there can be like.