From the explosive first pages, Lisa Harris weaves a tale of heart-stopping suspense and adventure with her second book in the Mission Hope Series.
When fighting erupts between government forces and renegade Ghost Soldiers deep within the Republic of Dhambizao, thousands are forced to leave their homes. Dr. Paige Ryan, who works with Volunteers of Hope International, is sent to lead a team to set up a refugee transit sitewhere the immediate needs for shelter, water, sanitation, and food are critical. Nick Gilbert, a bush pilot for Compassion Air, joins the team to help fly supplies in and out of the area.
With the refugee camp already experiencing overcrowding, raids, and uprisings, a group of American mountain climbers is attacked by the Ghost Soldiers. Paige's medical team responds immediately, rescuing survivors and taking them into the camp. When it's discovered that one of the trekkers is carrying an infectious disease, the harrowing conditions of the camp are forgotten.
In desperate need of vaccines and the Ghost Soldiers blocking the only road out until their demands for amnesty are met, it won't be long before the disease is out of control ... and there is nowhere to run.
|Series:||Mission Hope Series , #2|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Award-winning author Lisa Harris has been writing both fiction and nonfiction since 2000 and has twenty novels and novellas in print. She currently lives with her family in Mozambique, where they work as missionaries. Visit her website at www.lisaharriswrites.com and her blog at www.myblogintheheartofafrica.blogspot.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love novels with an inspiring message, which is why "Blood Covenant" by Lisa Harris has easily become a favorite. Often in times of chaos we wonder where is God? Why is He letting these things happen? Why doesn't He stop this? These are the things Dr. Paige Ryan wonders as she sees the illness and injustice inflicted on the Africans in the Republic of Dhamizao. As a doctor working with Volunteers of Hope International, she arrives to the war torn country with hopes of saving lives. Paige quickly realizes that she must save her own life in order to be of any help to the refugees - but not without feelings of guilt and the testing of her faith. Paige must come to face the truth that she is living for her own purpose instead of trusting it to God. Her work intertwines her path with several others in dire situations enduring spiritual trials. "Blood Covenant" is based on the true experiences that many refugees face in war torn areas of Africa. Harris takes the reader on a journey to a place of despair and helplessness and shows them to a place of hope and trust in God. Any situation can be a learning experience for spiritual growth. This book is suspenseful, inspiring, and very easy to read. I would recommend it to any novel lovers, Christian fiction fans and anyone looking for a great read. Disclosure: I was provided a copy of this book without charge by the publisher in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are solely mine.
THIS IS THE FIRST BOOK I'VE READ BY LISA HARRIS, AND I'LL DEFINITELY READ MORE. FROM THE FIRST PAGE THE BOOK IS FAST PACED, THE CHARACTERS ARE BELIEVABLE, AND I LEARNED ABOUT AN AREA OF THE WORLD I DON'T THINK ABOUT OFTEN. THE CHARACTERS ARE NOT SUPER HEROES, BUT EVERYDAY PEOPLE STRUGGLING AGAINST OVERWHELMING ODDS. DR. PAIGE RYAN IS SENT TO A REFUGEE CAMP TO HELP WITH A CHOLERA EPIDEMIC. SHE FACES REBEL SOLDIERS, AND AN UNKNOWN EPIDEMIC WHEN A MOUNTAIN CLIMBER COMES INTO HER CAMP AFTER BEING ATTACKED BY GHOST SOLDIERS. I ENJOYED THIS BOOK FROM BEGINNING TO END AND PLAN TO RECOMMEND IT TO FRIENDS.
Blood Covenant by Lisa Harris is the second book in the Mission Hope series. The setting is in the rough jungle of the Republic of Dhambizao, Africa. This book is a constant battle for life and soul against the evils of government, disease, poverty, malnutrition, rebel forces, and politics. Dr. Paige Ryan is a tough physician who works with Volunteers of Hope International, attempting to meet the needs for shelter, water, sanitation, and food in the midst of flying bullets. She becomes fast friends with Nick Gilbert, and former soldier who fought in Iraq, now a bush pilot with Compassion Air. She learns quickly to depend on his knowledge and skill in getting supplies in and the wounded out. While already battling against rebels and cholera, an extreme case of measles is discovered. They need supplies, and they can't wait for the government and UN to intervene. As they pray, learn to depend upon the Lord through helping one person at a time, God meets needs using an unlikely source. As with Blood Ransom, Blood Covenant will keep you on the edge of your seat. The realism with which Lisa Harris writes can only come from her experience living as a missionary in Africa. Although this story is fiction, it reads as missionary biography. This present day suspense novel will once again touch your heart to the plight of the Africans and their need for the physical, but most importantly, the Lord. Award-winning author Lisa Harris has been writing both fiction and nonfiction since 2000 and has more than fifteen novels and novellas in print. She currently lives with her family in Mozambique, Africa, where they work as missionaries.
Lisa Harris lives in Africa with her missionary family and writes about the African people. Since she lives among them it gives her a good image of these needy people. In this book her second one she tells about the Ghost Soldiers and how they attack without an warning. Dr. Paige Ryan works with Volunteers of Hope International and she has been sent to the Republic of Dhambizo in Africa to help set up a refugee transit site but before she could help the first group of people she had been made to leave and though she was going back home to the USA. But when she got to the base there was another place they needed her to go help set up and she was supposed to be finished in three days so that she could catch her flight to leave. Oh how she hated to leave without doing what she felt God has sent her over there to do. Meanwhile there was a group of American mountain climbers that are attacked by the Ghost Soldiers. They though they were safe on the mountain but it seems nowhere was safe from this group of soldiers as they wanted electrical equitment and anything they could get from the tourist. Paige's medical team was called in to help these climbers when one of them was found to have a infectious disease not the medical team had this to contend with alone with all the disease and wounded of the African people. With the Ghost Soldiers blocking their way, how were they supposed to treat this disease with out it becoming out of control. This is a great book and if you have read Lisa's first one "Blood Ransom" then this one falls right in. This book was sent to me free from Zondervan publishing for my honest review.
In the African Republic of Dhambizao, civil war between the government military and the rebel Ghost Soldiers force thousands to flee. Dr. Paige Ryan of the Volunteers of Hope relief sets up a temporary refugee camp to provide medical care and some sustenance; knowing temporary can be decades. The Ghost Soldiers attack an American mountain climbing expedition. Dt. Ryan and her team rescue some of trapped climbers. However, one of those rescued brings to camp a highly infectious disease. Ryan, pilot Nick Gilbert and her crew desperately try to obtain vaccines but the Ghost Soldiers refuse to allow anyone to leave the encampment even for humanitarian reasons unless their demands are met. American diplomat Paul Hayes negotiates between the government and the Ghost Soldiers as time is running out for those inside the camp. The second Mission Hope thriller (see Blood Ransom) is an exciting tale driven by a cast used to tragedy yet remains hopeful. The negotiations are not easy as everyone has a stake they can lose in the outcome. Readers will enjoy the courageous efforts of Ryan and her beset team of volunteers, and the daunting work of Hayes and Gilbert, but the taut story line belongs to the three groups (government, Ghost Soldiers, and the refugees) of people of Dhambizao who put faces and complexities to the deadly crisis. Harriet Klausner