Prime Minister Ian Smith decides to fight back, and he calls upon Jamie Ross, a district commissioner, to relocate 21,000 people into protected villages. To restore the Honde Valley, Ross must first re-establish authority, win over the hearts and minds of the people, and create conditions necessary to re-open the tea estates-a source of vital foreign exchange.
Meanwhile, Josiah Makoni, one of Mugabe's most terrifying lieutenants, is winning followers and accumulating power with a series of vicious terrorist acts. As the war escalates, Makoni faces setbacks, and cannot escape the internal conflicts that plague his nights and lead him to question whether life is worth living.
Find out whether Jamie and his team can overcome the unbridled fury of the terrorists while learning about the history of Rhodesia from multiple perspectives in Dawn of Deliverance.
Learn what has happened to the country of Zimbabwe under one of the most brutal dictators in modern history.
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I finished this book last night- this book blew me away for several reasons. The protaganist/author knew that he could very well be killed- in a savage way or worse that his beloved family could be killed. He faced this challenge not for his own glory, but to protect those who needed him- to follow God's plan for him- and for the love of his country. He appreciated the people he was fighting for, respected their fears and their leaders. He gave credit where it was due throughout this book. The savage accounts were balanced by the beautiful ones. This book will be part of my soul.
A timely story and a history lesson full of drama, dedication and leadership Reader Rating See Detailed Ratings Posted 5/4/2009: Just finished reading Dawn of Deliverance by James R. Peters. A great read particularly in light of the sad situation in Zimbabwe today. While Dawn of Deliverance is a novel, Mr. Peters' provides some outstanding insight and history along with a timeless lesson in the art of leadership This is not a cookie cutter story about revolution or a change of government in Africa. Mr. Peters' Jamie Ross, is charged with not just trying to protect citizens both black and white but has to convince leaders of villages subject to horrendous terror tactics (that most people in the world are unaware)of that the government can and will provide protection against the terrorists. His efforts to move 21,000 people into protected villages while re-establish authority and trying to win over the hearts and minds of the people is amazing. Peters' Jamie Ross in his Red Beret is a brave and resourceful character. The use of black powder munitions to counter terrorists with the latest weapons of the time from North Korea, China, the Soviet Union is just one example of making use of what is available to defend against the attackers. It is also a story about forgiveness and redemption that I also liked Peters also provides recognition to those men and women in the service of their government, the villages, schools, missions and farms for the effort and sacrifices that they put in during this time in history. Highly recommended.