Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #49: Jungle Fire

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're
eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Jungle Fire by Dana Mentink
River North-July 1, 2013

About the Book
The deadliest animal in the jungle is the two legged kind.
Nina Truman is a missionary nurse, serving in a tiny Guatemalan town not far from the Mexican border.  It's a fulfilling life, tending to the village poor, a way to serve in the country from which she was adopted. The day she leaves on furlough, is the day her life falls apart. Her bus is ambushed and she must flee from forces who inexplicably wish her dead. Trapped between a ruthless drug lord and his assassins, a corrupt police chief, and colleagues with ulterior motives, her friends may prove just as deadly as her enemies as she uncovers a plot tangled deep in the roots of her own past.
Nina's only hope of survival lies in the hands of Shaw Wilder, a man who despises missionaries and the God they serve.  His skill is in handling a landmine detection dog, not helping a woman he blames for the death of his sister. When the lethal drug kingpin El Escorpion seeks to capture Nina, and the local police are no help, Shaw has to choose: flee into the Guatemalan jungle with a naive woman who has vowed never to take a life or follow his own spiritual demons and walk away. His choice may leave them both imprisoned in a jungle from which neither will escape.

Why I Want It 
I had never heard of this author before but I saw this book in a post about new books coming out and was intrigued so I looked it up. As soon as I read the description I knew I wanted to read this book really bad! Doesn't it just sound amazing?!


Mel@Thedailyprophecy said...

Oh, that sounds interesting! Thanks for sharing :D

WoW Mel@thedailyprophecy

Zenia said...

It sounds interesting. Great pick :-)
My WoW

Unknown said...

It does sound amazing. I've never heard of the author either.

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