Saturday, September 24, 2011

Lion of Babylon review

I received "Lion of Babylon" by Davis Bunn for free from Bethany House Publishers.  This book is about the Iraq situation and the US and Iran part in it.  Marc is the main character.  He is a US former intelligence, presently accountant, who is sent to Iraq to find and recover three missing US citizens:  a soldier and two nurses.  The US government denies they are missing, the Iraqis deny they are missing, and yet, they are.  Marc's mission is to find out why no one wants to find them and then find them.  His side kick in the story is Sameh, a Christian Iraqi attorney who assits Marc in the mission.
First of all this is sort of a guy book.  Lots of action and intrigue.  Its also full of information about Iraq: their culture, history and religions.  Religions as in plural.  The muslim religion is as complex as the prodestant religion with all of its splits and miniscule differences.  As an average American whose country has been at war with Iraq for almost 10 years, I was amazed at how little I know about Iraq.  Very little in fact.  This is an interesting and informative book.  I liked it.

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