The idyllic forest sounds as fifteen-year-old Joseph nears his mountain village in the heart of Africa are a welcome change from the noisy capital he had leftby taxi, by boat, and now by footearlier that day. But screams scatter the raucous birds, and shatter his dreams of home-as-it-used-to-be.Lisa Harris propels us from page to page with non-stop action as American health-educator Natalie Sinclair and missionary doctor Chad Talcott race to free Josephs village from the Ghost Soldiers by exposing their greedy backers.Harris brings Africa to life, its beauty, as well as its seamy side. And she knows the country first-hand. She and her family currently live in Mozambique where they work as missionaries. If you like heart-pumping action with a faith-growing message, you will love all 316 pages of BLOOD RANSOM. I highly recommend it.