Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Torn Blood by David J. Bain - REVIEWED

About the Book:
Three weeks before officially reporting for duty at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Addison Deverell arrives in Israel to unearth an enigma.
Bound to an escort by the embassy, and unable to begin his search, time is running out. With mere days before he must report for duty Addison is freed from his escort’s bondage. Racing to find answers that promise to establish a career—and facing danger from those he seeks to understand—he finds himself in a fight to the death for a nation’s life.
Nearly seven thousand miles away, Dr. Janelle Henning confronts a peril that threatens to destroy her deepest soul. A search for understanding thrusts her into a world long buried to confront a heritage abandoned by the passage of time.
Brought together by events, Janelle and Addison discover identities hidden from them both in a relationship they have shared for a lifetime.

My Thoughts:
I want to say from the beginning, this book is PACKED with intrigue, relationship and truth.  It tells a very plausible story from a biblical world view.  It is frightening in its plausibility, and it leaves the reader ( a believer in God's Word and His truth) a bit anxious and asking, "is this how the story of life will end?"  This story carries powerful impact!

Now, I also have to say this, Torn Blood was a tedious read for me.  Every thought that entered the author's mind made it to the page.  That's not a bad thing, but it was cumbersome for me.  I really struggled to read it at times.  I think it could have been just as strong in its impact if it were more tightly written - was set at a faster pace.  Style-wise this is not a book that was easy for me to enjoy.  But that is a personal preference only.

I am happy to recommend the book.  It is well-written and the story is scary in its plausibility.  Kind of a wake-up call if you will to the truth that life is, indeed, a vapor.  Pay attention, it shouted to my heart! It just wasn't my style necessarily.  So pick up you own copy today and decide for yourself!  Good read!
About the Author:
David J. Bain is the author of Torn Blood, an adventure novel which celebrates the triumph of the Jewish spirit, their love of Eretz Yisra’el, the land of Israel, and how close the world’s ties are to the Jewish people. He is one of the founders of Bo Iti Press, a niche publisher focused on stories about the Jewish experience as well as the rights of Israel as a sovereign nation.
After attending the University of Oregon and University of Nevada Las Vegas, Bain worked in the business world for more than 30 years before turning his hand to writing. It was his collaboration on two screenplays that were made into movies, End of the Harvest and Time Changer, which revived his interest in Israel. After finishing the screenplays, Bain began to notice patterns that surfaced in country after country over the millennia. Familiar with Israel’s history, politics, military, and the habit modern Israel had for coming out on top in any conflict with neighboring countries, he determined to understand why the Jewish race consistently seemed to land in the middle of world events. He worked with research assistants from the United States and Israel for seven years to understand the truth behind what the world learns about Israel.
His desire is that Torn Blood will help readers discover the reason Jewish people around the globe are committed to their tiny nation floating in a sea of enemies—and it’s not what one is often led to believe.
David lives with his wife, Doris, in Oregon.  More information on David can be found at

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