Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Book Review: Wiser than Serpents
I am a book lover.
Every once in awhile, I receive a book that grabs my attention, refusing to let go. Sometimes the book will have a remarkable (read: make you THINK about the world around you) message as well. Wiser than Serpents is one of them. Written by Susan May Warren, Wiser is an action packed thriller-romance that will keep you turning pages long after you should have gone to sleep (take my word for it!).
Her sister had vanished, trapped in a human slavery ring. To find her, FSB agent Yanna Andrevka, arranges her own kidnapping into Taiwan’s sex-trafficking trade. And found herself with no way out.
Gripping isn’t it? With a well developed plot & strong characters, this story could truly have been snatched from the headlines of any major newspaper. I enjoyed the mystery and the bravery of Yanna. She’s a strong woman; self-assured, in control, and just a wee bit head-strong. When she finds herself trapped and face to face with the kingpin of a major crime organization, it looks like there’s no way out. Until…
Well of course there’s a good guy! Of course he’ll be in the right place at the right time. But will Yanna except his help? Will she over come her past and let Delta Force captain David Curtiss into her heart? Will David be strong enough to follow God’s leading and not follow his own desires? This is one gripping read and I know (I KNOW) you’ll enjoy it as much as me and my daughter have.
Award winning and best selling author Susan May Warren and family served eight years as missionaries in Khabarovsk, Far East Russia. She now writes full-time in northern Minnesota. Currently she has over 500,000 books in print.
The inspiration for Wiser than Serpents came from a magazine article on the global slave trade. Susan knew she must do something. She found the International Justice Mission (IJM) and discovered the inspiration for her story, as well as a worthy cause to support. 15% of the royalties from Wiser will be donated to IJM and the rescue work they do to free slaves across the globe.
For more information or to donate to IJM please visit: www.IJM.org
Susan is giving away not just a signed copy of this book, but the entire Mission Russia series. All you need to do is visit Scribbles: Susan May Warren’s website (click here) and leave her a comment telling her which mission organizations you support and why.
The highest compliment I can give is to say that when I finished reading Wiser I handed it to my daughter. That doesn't happen very often.