Book: Dreamer

Phillip L Davidson
Christian Fiction
iUniverse / 2009
Quality Paperback / 416 Pages
Standalone (but this may change)

As war between Britain and Argentina looms over the barren Falkland Islands, a group of men, former Green Berets who left the service in disgrace and now live their lives in the 'darkness', are brought together by God to save one of his servants who is being held hostage in a prison at the end of the earth. For one man in the group, the mission is personal, for it is David's wife, Sunny, who is the hostage they are trying to save.

Taking the form of one of their dead comrades, God gives them the chance to stand in the light of men once more. But their path is compromised by God's loyal servant, Satan, who places death and betrayal before them. Dreamer takes place in Washington, D.C., Georgia, Mexico, Central America and Argentina. As they fight their way to Los Estados prison, the men encounter the CIA, Contras, the Narco-Terrorists M-19, and Captain Alvarez, who is the head of the Argentine Secret Police.

Dreamer is a tale of redemption, love, courage, belief in God and betrayal!

I picked this book up because Review

What I liked the Most? The concept

What I liked the Least? The opening of the story was extremely slow

Review: To start off - I loved the concept behind this story - Good vs Evil, God vs Satan, ghostly visions - all in the hands of former Green Berets, trying to rescue one woman. Kinda makes you sit up and go hmmmm, something new. But the writing bogged the concept down - too much time spent lavishly describing inner thoughts, detailing pointless conversations, and the constantly flipping the story line gets really annoying. To the point I had to keep forcing myself to go back to the book.

Now some may say I didn't like the book because it is Christian fiction but this is not your standard Christian fiction book. Yes there are bible verses quoted at beginning of certain chapters - but there are no sermons or fluffy preaching, the reader is left to decide what to take from each little tidbit about God, choices and free will - and that part truly interested me. I love the way Mr Davidson wove the underlining story in and around the action/drama.

Over all - I would definitely recommend this book to someone like my father - former Sargent Major United States Army / Vietnam Veteran / Stand up guy, but it was a little harsh for my own enjoyment.

Recommended to: Someone like my dad (unoffended by strong language, sexual references, and an extreme amount of violence)

Best Quote: "You have marshaled a volunteer force of undereducated mercenaries who are paid substandard wages. Did you know that American soldiers in Europe live off of food stamps and handouts?" So sad - but unfortunately entirely too true.

Challenges: 100+

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