[simpleazon-image align=”left” asin=”0825442664″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516%2BgFljG2L._SL160_.jpg” width=”104″] [simpleazon-link asin=”0825442664″ locale=”us”]Red Dawn Rising: A Novel (Red Returning Trilogy)[/simpleazon-link] by Sue Duffy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The tight prose and white-knuckle action make this a must-read for fans of political intrigue with a bit of romance. The rise of Russian terrorists had an authentic feel because the author consulted Edward Lee Pitts, Washington DC, bureau chief for World magazine, to get a capital-insider perspective. My only objection to the writing was the use of “Luke, I am your father” moments. I can’t say more without giving away plot points, but it made me cringe a bit. Favorite characters returned and were further developed. New characters were introduced that had a budding romance which was a pleasant diversion from the almost constant action. I also appreciated that the characters were not idealized Christians but were realistic and had baggage. It was also not too preachy as some Christian fiction can sometimes be. I enjoyed the read and recommend it for fans of this genre.
“In the midst of the ruin, there was Jordan. Something strangely warm took hold of her. It seeped through with surprising speed, thawing the frozen places and thrusting up something foreign through the icy crust. Hope” (p. 138).
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