- Tapa blanda: 330 páginas
- Editor: River Lake Press (1 de julio de 2011)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0956887007
- ISBN-13: 978-0956887009
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The Dallas Mercenary (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 1 jul 2011
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At the initial signs of some skirmishes over the disputed elections in Kenya, a young English woman sets off to save her 12-year-old friend from the threat of civil war. The trip turns into a long journey through the underbelly of the Third World that will leave her questioning whether these people ever really had peace in the first place.
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Oren paints a heartbreaking picture of life in Kenya amid the ongoing tribal violence.
Sally is a British woman who befriends a young Kenyan boy while she is there as part of an wind-turbine project to bring electricity to a large slum area of a million impoverished squatters.
Through a twist of events, years later after deadly violence erupts in his world, she receives a message from him, asking for her help. Much against the wishes of her father and friends, she boards a flight for Kenya, to find and save the boy she remembers.
Once there, the local police pair her with a man who introduces himself as "Biggie". Then the search begins.
The story was gripping and kept a fair pace. The world as described by Orin was heart-wrenching. I could small the stench of human filth in overcrowded slums built out of corrugated tin shacks.
What Oren did so well, was lend insight into the tribal reasons, the political reasons, and the greed and covert motivations of people in power--any level of power, who benefit from continuing warfare and tribal clashes.
In the narrative of a young character called "Poppa", Oren delivers some painful truths about history, about people, and about life.
The hopelessness of the people trapped in this life, the reasons that justify the things they do, could be successfully defended by anyone willing to put mere survival ahead of humanity.
The journey didn't end where I thought it would. But it left me in tears. It showed that there is tenderness, goodness, vulnerability where you least expect to find it...and if you go looking to save someone, you might be surprised at who you end up saving.
I gave it five stars.
This is just a brief note from the author thanking everyone who has taken their time on here to tell other readers what they thought about The Dallas Mercenary. There wasn't an extravagant marketing budget for this novel and it is fair to say that so far you have been the most effective form of publicity. Thanks again, and God bless you all.