The DMZ Review

Name of book: The DMZ

Author: Jeanette Windle

Reviewer: Melissa

Summary (from Jeanette’s website): More than a decade after the end of the cold war has chilled the Marxist rebel movements around the world, one hot spot remains-Colombia.
The inexplicable loss of three major U.S. assets draws the attention of the world to the Colombian demilitarized zone. Are the local Colombian rebels responsible? Or is a deadly Middle Eastern secret cloaked by the jungle canopy of the DMZ.
Among the contingent of politicians and media headed for the DMZ is reporter Julie Baker, whose parents had been missionaries in Colombia. Old hurts and terrors resurge as she revisits the place of her birth—and her parents’ deaths. When Julie’s own abduction by guerrillas triggers a time bomb that has been ticking under the feet of the U. S. for a decade, she is left with more questions than answers.
With the fate of two countries resting in her hands, Julie must put aside her own terror to face just what God’s call to sacrifice will mean for her past and her increasingly uncertain future.

Rating: 4

Reason for rating: I really loved the plot and premise of this book. Studying political science and being throughly interested in these kind of things and so that made the plot very enjoyable. That being said, it was a bit dense at points and I have reread a couple of paragraphs to make sure that I understood what was going on. But, you will come out of the book feeling like you’ve been there, like you’ve experienced it and that’s definitely a plus. Also, I can appreciate how much research she had to do and just how brilliantly she wove things all together. Seriously awesome in that aspect. Except the title always makes me think I’m going to read about Korea, but it’s about Columbia. Not even the same continent.

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Disclosure: I was not paid for this review. I received a free copy of the book in order to provide my opinions about it. All opinions in this post are 100 percent mine.