Friday, March 28, 2008

Betrayed by JM Windle

I've fallen behind AGAIN. But I am reading this book and hope to have a review this weekend. I'm really enjoying it at the moment. I think I really like a book that explores social justice issues while also providing a page turning story. I don't know why I've only recently discovered this truth, but it makes sense. :)

In any case, here's the book information:

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.


Chaotic Hammer said...

Sounds like a great story.

But my comment is in no way relevant or helpful. I just wanted you to know that when I saw the title of this post, I thought you were getting ready to tell us how this author led you to expect one thing and then gave you something completely different, leading to your deep sense of betrayal as a reader.

Amy said...

You know, I actually had that thought! After I posted I thought it kind of looked like I was going to talk about having been betrayed!

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