book review // strait of hormuz by davis bunn

Strait of Hormuz

by Davis Bunn

332 pages
Published November 5, 2013
My rating // 4 out of 5 stars

About the Book

from Goodreads

The threat of an Iranian blockade of the narrow Strait of Hormuz is escalating global tensions. Sanctions against Tehran have begun to bite, and it seeks to retaliate by cutting off vital shipping routes for crude oil. The specter of a preemptive Israeli strike has US officials on edge as they struggle to keep the world from plunging into the abyss. 

Stymied in its efforts to uncover the sources of funding that bolster the Iranian nuclear program, the State Department calls on Marc Royce to investigate. With little to go on, he'll have to rely on an old ally. Kitra Korban has ties to people with the means to get things done, so long as no questions are asked. 

But Iran is on the brink of nuclear capability, and time is running out.

 My Review

The adventure in this book literally started on the first page and never stopped til the last. When I requested this book for the month, I didn't realize it was novel number three in the Marc Royce Adventures. Strait of Hormuz was preceded by Rare Earth and Lion of Babylon. Because I hadn't read those previous two books, there were some hints at Marc's past, which I didn't know about, as well as the history between Marc and Kitra.

Strait of Hormuz is wonderfully-written, the action scenes are thrilling, and I enjoyed it regardless of the fact that this is not the "typical" genre I read. The only con I have for it, is that at times I found it a bit difficult to follow along with all the new kinds of names and places.

It was a great book and I recommend it to you and look forward to perhaps reading the previous two books myself!

*I would like to thank Bethany House Publishers for providing me with this free copy of Strait of Hormuz by Davis Bunn. All opinions expressed here are my own and unbiased.*

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