Davis Bunn never fails to draw me into his stories, and his latest release "Unlimited" is no exception. The author has a talent for engaging his readers and making is characters and their settings come alive for his readers. The pacing of this story kept me actively interested and eager to keep reading right to the end. I also liked the way he mixes action, adventure and "believable" romance together with an unexpected plot twist that is skillfully crafted. Buy this book if you are looking for a fun, entertaining and uplifting story from a master story teller. If you enjoy this, be sure to check out Davis Bunn's other books.
The story opens as Simon Orwell, a young genius who has led a troubled life, arrives in Mexico to meet his former professor, who wants him to help complete the research they had started at MIT before Simon was dismissed and the professor was fired. They had been working on an energy recapture device that would enable them to recapture energy wasted in the electrical transmission process and transform it into useable electricity. The professor wanted to use the device to provide unlimited energy to help the poor in Mexico, where electricity was scarce and expensive, but the Mexican cartel had other plans.
Simon discovers that his professor is dead and is he is being targeted by shadowy characters who, for unknown reasons, are trying to kill him. What follows is an action packed story that should certainly be made into a movie. Oh wait! It is a movie, starring Fred Thompson and Robert Amaya which will be in theaters on October 16th. I will be sure to see it. Davis Bunn was involved in writing the screen play and then wrote the book.
I received my copy of the book from the B&H Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review.
I must say, Davis Bunn is beginning to grow on me. I'm not a real big fan of his earlier work just based on the genre that it was written in (Not many guys like that whole Regency Romance period that I know of). But I will say that his latest works have been welcomed additions to my church library. That continues, then, with his latest release, "Unlimited".
Simon his headed to Mexico to meet up with his old professor as they continue to work out kinks in a machine that they have developed that could potentially create an unlimited source of energy. They are testing this in Mexico because of the huge need for energy because the power sources there are controlled by the drug cartels and dirty politicians. Upon his arrival, though, he finds out that his friend has died of a heart attack and the device is worthless. After Simon leaves a meeting with the local council, he's attacked and so begins this whirlwind adventure. Sofia and her brother, Pedro, assist at the local orphanage where they grew up. When Simon shows up there, Sofia only wants him gone so as not to endanger the kids. Simon is sure that he can get the device to work, but he needs to find his mentors notes. As Simon continues to search for the notes, the noose around his neck gets tighter and tighter. Who's behind the attacks on Simon's life? What do the local politicians want with Simon and his device? Does Simon put the lives of the children in the orphanage in danger? Does he ever get the device to work properly? You will get the "energy" to know those answers when you BUY THE BOOK!
From the moment you open this book, Davis Bunn draws you into the intense hunt that has already started. He continues to turn up the heat on the characters until it doesn't seem as if they can take anymore. And then he turns it up again. He provides you with some humorous dialogue between his characters that makes them feel realistic, not like cardboard figures. Characters that make you want to cheer for them, that you want to pick up your phone and text them to get their advice. I appreciate when I read books like this that not only do I get entertained, but I get to see moral issues resolved in Christ-like fashion.
Is this a "Guys Book"? Right from the start you see that this is filled with danger and intrigue. Throw in corrupt politicians, the drug cartels and an unlimited supply of power and you have just the right book to be read by any guy.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
I am excitedly looking forward to the movie, UNLIMITED after reading Davis Bunn's new high energy suspense called, "Unlimited".
As with each new Davis Bunn book, here in his book called, "Unlimited" I have once again met new people, that I quickly learned to care about; faced new impossible challenges; visited a new environment and culture,; have been challenged to care more deeply for others.. And to believe God for the impossible.
One of my favorite lines: "a good goal is one worth investing that most precious of gifts .. Your life. And it needs to be impossible. "
The characters seem real, the villains are dastardly. The pace of the action is just right.
How much more can you ask from an author and a book. Thanks, Mr and Mrs Bunn. You're the greatest.
There are a couple of elements that I really appreciate about Davis Bunn's work. The first is that the story doesn't need a build up. From the first page of the prologue you are immediately dropped into the middle of the action. No need for tedious background information, you get to experience the revelations as they happen right along with the characters.
Another thing I like about them are the timeliness of the subject. With this account in particular you feel like you could pick up a paper and the story would be in the headlines. We've all watched as the drug cartel has gained a stranglehold on Mexico.
In Unlimited there seems to be a small haven of peace in the little town of Ojinaga. The mayor of the town, Enrique Morales, is touted as the conquering hero for eradicating the cartel from the area. But as is the case with many things, you can't always believe what you see.
This is a great story about the power of Truth over a lie. It is a story of good and evil. It is suspense mixed in with tender compassion. The spiritual and physical maturing of the main character Simon will leave you wanting to continue his story after the final page.
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
Davis Bunn's "Unlimited" leads you into the hearts and lives of the vulnerable and the lost, the tragic and dirty truth of the border drug wars, the thrill of invention, the passion of those who are called to serve, and the grace and forgiveness only experienced through a loving Savior. An exciting read, always anticipated and always enjoyed by this gifted author. I am ready for the sequel. There is much yet to know about these compelling characters. The battle against the darkness continues.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from B&H Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review.