Wednesday, March 26, 2008


This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing

Tyndale House Publishers (February 6, 2008)
Jeanette Windle

I've only read about half of this book so far and I am really enjoying the way Jeanette weaves her words into a glorious tapestry portraying the beauty of Guatemala. Or at least parts of Guatemala. As she clearly shows us, Guatemala has some very ugly parts, too -- huge garbage dumps, stripped rainforests and mudslides, and military control

I'll update later when I'm done with the book. The title alone creates a lot of mystery and intrigue -- I'm sure one of the people trusted by the protaganist, Vicki, will turn out to be evil, but I can't figure out who (and don't worry, I won't tell even when I'll have to read it on your own!).


As the child of missionary parents, award-winning author and journalist Jeanette Windle grew up in the rural villages, jungles, and mountains of Colombia, now guerrilla hot zones. Her detailed research and writing is so realistic that it has prompted government agencies to question her to determine if she has received classified information. Currently based in Lancaster, PA, Jeanette has lived in six countries and traveled in more than twenty. She has more than a dozen books in print, including political/suspense best-seller CrossFire and the Parker Twins series.


Fires smolder endlessly below the dangerous surface of Guatemala City’s municipal dump.

Deadlier fires seethe beneath the tenuous calm of a nation recovering from brutal civil war. Anthropologist Vicki Andrews is researching Guatemala’s “garbage people” when she stumbles across a human body. Curiosity turns to horror as she uncovers no stranger, but an American environmentalist—Vicki’s only sister, Holly.

With authorities dismissing the death as another street crime, Vicki begins tracing Holly’s last steps, a pilgrimage leading from slum squalor to the breathtaking and endangered cloud forests of the Sierra de las Minas Biosphere. But every unraveled thread raises more questions. What betrayal connects Holly’s murder, the recent massacre of a Mayan village, and the long-ago deaths of Vicki’s own parents?

Nor is Vicki the only one demanding answers. Before her search reaches its startling end, the conflagration has spilled across international borders to threaten an American administration and the current war on terror. With no one turning out to be who they’d seemed, who can Vicki trust and who should she fear?

A politically relevant tale of international intrigue and God’s redemptive beauty and hope.

You can buy this book on Amazon. Check it out!

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