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After serving in the U.S. Air Force, including a tour of duty in Viet Nam, David J. Bain attended the University of Oregon and University of Nevada Las Vegas. He worked in the business world for more than 30 years before turning his hand to writing.
His debut novel, Torn Blood, an adventure story which celebrates the triumph of the Jewish spirit, drew its first breath after David collaborated on two screenplays, End of the Harvest and Time Changer. Working on stories that dealt with moments in time conflicting with eternity caused him to reflect on Jewish rights to Israel and their beloved capital Jerusalem which plays out in moments of time conflicting with eternity.
What is it about Jerusalem, this tiny city in a sea of enemies, which compels governments around the globe to shun recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capital? The truth—having been recorded in ancient documents in plain sight—will challenge your world. And if Providence is paying attention, and there are ancient words to that effect, that could be a very good thing.
David’s 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.
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Three weeks before officially reporting for duty at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Addison Deverell arrives in Israel determined to find an answer to a question buried for nearly four thousand years.
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, Hafiz IbnMansur, as a female escort, Elizabeth Daniels, takes his place.
Addison issues an ultimatum to Elizabeth that he must go into Palestinian territory for answers he can’t find in Israel. But, as Addison races to uncover a long buried truth that promises to establish a career, he faces peril 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 past that threatens to destroy the only family she’s ever known. A search for understanding thrusts her into a foreign world long buried to confront a birthright hidden by the passage of time. With no place—or no one—to turn to, Janelle tries to put the pieces of her life back together.
An ill-boding call shreds the little of Janelle’s world that is left, compelling her to leave her home and fly to Israel in search of Addison. But terrorists stand in Janelle’s way of reaching him, the one person that might unlock hidden identities in a relationship that has spanned a lifetime. But will Addison live, or will death, the master of all, once again keep its secret buried?
List Price: $17.99
Paperback: 592 pages
Publisher: Bo Iti Press (October 24, 2013)
I typically do not read books like this, but in keeping to my resolution to get out of my comfort zone and read books from different genres this year… I picked up a copy of Torn Blood.
This book is fast-past and suspenseful!
It is a book about choices and the consequences of those choices.
At times it was a little difficult for me to keep up with the many characters throughout the book, but overall it was a very very interesting, exciting, page-turner!
*****I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book to fans of Joel Rosenberg, “The End Series” by Tim LaHaye & Craig Parshall, and the “Marc Royce Thrillers” by Davis Bunn*****