Davis Bunn, four-time Christy Award winner releases Strait of Hormuz Tuesday, November 5th, to complete his Marc Royce Adventure trilogy. It’s a fast-paced narrative of international intrigue, clandestine action and escalating global tensions that began with "Lion of Babylon" continued in "Rare Earth" and ends in "Strait of Hormuz"
In this book readers find Marc in Switzerland without his customary intelligence resources and protocols in place, not even a gun because he’s been fired. Or that’s what everyone is led to believe due to a U.S. intelligence security leak.
Kitra Korban, Marc’s former “long-distance” love interest has mixed feelings of anticipation and dread as she enters Geneva’s most exclusive art gallery to save “…the very same man she had recently told she never wanted to speak with again…” Marc Royce.
The same gallery where only moments before Marc had found the corpse of gallery owner, art connoisseur, Sylvan Gollett adjacent to the famous bronze ballerina sculpture by Rodin. When he moved to take a picture of the body he heard the “most beautiful voice in the world call out to him” from the door.
Kitra’s greeting coincided with a sound he hoped to never hear again that told the agent he’d stepped into the “laser light” trigger of a bomb… there were only seconds to decide his next move. Add money-laundering, nuclear capabilities, cultural and religious issues and readers have what Hy Smith, Sr. Vice President of United International Pictures says is a "thinking person's Indiana Jones" adventure.
Where Marc Royce, “alone and unaided” except for a selected few, must divide truth from deception, innuendo and rumor that cause him to question those he thought he could trust. Whether Mossad agents, girlfriend or fellow U.S. intelligence agents. The realistic threat, if acted upon, would have deadly results for Israel, the United States and the world that would leave the world forever changed.
The addition of Kitra’s and Marc’s off kilter romance only adds to Bunn’s delightful tale of suspense, danger and intrigue captures readers and keeps the pages turning. Although part of a trilogy, Strait of Hormuz can be read as a standalone title.
Strait of Hormuz: Marc Royce Series #3, by Davis Bunn, Bethany House, releases November 5, 2013, 336 Pages, 978-0764211386, $14.99
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