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10.29.2013

Torn Blood ~ Review

Torn Blood
By David J. Bain

A highly classified vaccine.  A university professor.  A long rumored biological weapon.  A Russian stalker. An outbreak of measles.  A land in turmoil.  An unopened letter.  Two men seeking work.  A man seeking to understand an eternal struggle.

Addison Deverell has a personal mission in Israel before beginning his official duties at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv.  He wants to understand the root cause of the Israel/Palestinian conflict.  But he may get more than he had planned when get caught up in an attack that could alter the country forever.

Through a series of seemingly random events that have, in truth, been manipulated, a Palestinian plot to rid Israel of the Jews that call the land home is about to be set into action.

Meanwhile Dr. Janelle Henning is being stalked by a Russian woman desperate to speak with her.  Why would a woman she'd never met be desperate to make contact with her?  What Janelle learns will change her life and her world forever.

Soon these secrets will bring them together in a way no one would have ever expected and it may cost them everything!

Torn Blood at first appeared to be several random unconnected stories taking place miles apart which at times seemed a little slow, but this is not the case.  The various places and stories manage to converge in a believable and exciting story that will keep you engrossed in this thrilling book!

I was provided an ARC of this title through Side Door Communications in exchange for my honest review.

Behind the Book
Since its founding on May 14, 1948, no country has proven more controversial than Israel as headlines, the world over, challenge its rights as a sovereign nation. Why does this tiny nation hold the world’s attention and compel governments around the globe to shun recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capital?

In his debut novel, Torn Blood (Bo Iti Press, Fall 2013), author David J. Bain probes these questions in a story that asks if justice can prevail for a people maligned and persecuted over the ages because of their birthright.

The Plot
Three weeks before reporting for duty at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Addison Deverell arrives in Israel on a mission—to find the source of the conflict between Arabs and Jews. Bound to an escort by the embassy, he is unable to begin his search as time is running out. Mere days before he must report for duty, Addison is freed from his forced escort as another escort takes his place. Addison issues an ultimatum that, with or without help, he is going into Palestinian territory for answers he can’t find in Israel. As Addison races to uncover the truth that promises to establish a career, he faces danger from those he seeks to understand and finds himself a pawn in an international plot to drive Israel’s Jews into the sea.

Nearly seven thousand miles away in Oregon, Dr. Janelle Henning confronts a secret that threatens to destroy the only family she’s ever known. A search for understanding thrusts her into a world long buried to confront a birthright hidden by the passage of time. Brought together by events, Janelle and Addison discover hidden identities in a relationship they have shared for a lifetime.

About Bo Iti Press
Bo Iti Press, is a newly founded niche publisher focusing on stories about the Jewish experience as well as the rights of Israel as a sovereign nation. It is a Christian publishing company owned by a Gentile believer who is passionate about Israel. The press is based in Jackson, WY.

About the Author
David J. Bain is a novelist focused on writing stories about the Jewish experience and founder of Bo Iti Press. His debut book, Torn Blood, releases in the fall of 2013. Before launching his publishing company, he collaborated on two screenplays made into movies and has been involved in the business world for more than 30 years where his company publishes technical manuals and he wrote the company’s occasional newsletter. David, and his wife, Doris, reside in Oregon.

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