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Number of Pages: 560
Vendor: Kregel Publications
Publication Date: 2004
|Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)|
Heather5 Stars Out Of 5March 20, 2010HeatherGreat Great Story! I couldn't put it down! Scary, thrilling and totally believable. A must read!
Kristiana5 Stars Out Of 5September 19, 2007KristianaWhat an amazing conclusion! Jeanette Windle is a delightful story-teller. I love this book because it is so full of facts. I can tell she researched and researched and researched for this book. She had me on the edge of my seat. She needs to write millions more just like it. Read it if you haven't.
Stefan5 Stars Out Of 5December 8, 2005StefanIncredible sequence to Crossfire that depicts the misery that will encompass Special DEA Agent Doug Bradford and how Sara doesn't give up until she finds him. Firestorm was as good (or better) than it previous one, Crossfire. Excellent job Jeanette Windle can't wait for the next book.
Rel5 Stars Out Of 5November 5, 2004RelBrilliant - Jeanette has done what many writers fail to do - write a sequel equalling, even exceeding the first book, Crossfire. The suspense is tight, the danger real and the characters strong and realistic. MORE PLEASE!
Author: Jeanette Windle
Located in: Miami, FL
Submitted: June 23, 2004
Tell us a little about yourself. As a child of missionary parents, I grew up in the rural towns of Colombia, now guerrilla hot zones and the background for my second political/suspense novel The DMZ. My husband, Marty, and I served as missionaries in Bolivia, the setting of my first adult political/suspense novel CrossFire, for fifteen years. In June, 2000, our family moved to Miami, Florida, where Marty serves as Vice President of General Services for Latin America Mission. I continue to write, mentor budding Christian writers and teach writing conferences in a dozen nations around the world, and raise four children.
What was your motivation behind this project? My original motivation for FireStorm was my readers, who during three years and several books, demanded a sequel to CrossFire, my first political/suspense novel set in the counternarcotics war I witnessed firsthand during 15 years in Bolivia. As I returned to the Latin American political arena I had come to know so well, disturbing questions arose in my research. What is the relationship of Latin American drug trafficking and guerrilla warfare to Islamic terrorist networks? What threat does the epidemic of drug-dealing, corruption, and terrorism in Latin America pose to U. S. national security? I set myself to craft an answer to those questions with no more than the resources available to me as a well-informed civilian and what meticulous research revealed as available to our enemies. The result was a scenario so frighteningly plausible military and State Department advance readers have passed it on to their own superiors. And yet the underlying theme of FireStorm is not one of fear or doom-saying, but of hope and challenge: Our safety is not and never has been the absence of the storm, but the presence of God. God's children are not called to safety but to stand strong in the midst of the storm.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? Beyond the political and literary value of the book, I wish readers to carry away the reality that is the underlying theme of FireStorm. In the rising storm assailing our world, there is nothing we can do as a nation or individuals to ensure our own safety and well-being. If that sounds like a joyless message, it is not because we serve a Creator God who rides on the wings of the wind, makes storm clouds His footstool, whose laughter crashes through the thunder and lightning, who shakes the earth with His passing and who loves His children passionately. Our safety is not and never has been the absence of the storm, but the presence of God. God's children are not called to safety but to stand strong in the midst of the storm.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: BOOK REVIEWS: In FireStorm Windle tells a disturbingly credible story that draws knowledgeably on America's war on drugs to weave a plot where religious extremists mount a potentially fatal terrorist threat at an unimaginably soft American target . . . When this gripping story is finished, it will leave you more than a bit worried. Clyde D. Taylor Former U.S. Ambassador to Paraguay It is said that truth is stranger than fiction but Windle's fiction is so convincing that one hopes desperately that her fiction cannot possibly become the truth. This nail biting novel is so realistic that one wonders if she has read the mind of potential terrorists . . . hers is a helpful read for those who keep abreast of world events and are concerned with the role that individual Christians can play in combating terrorism. Willard Dickerson Former director of education, American Booksellers Association Jeanette Windle knows whereof she speaks. Having grown up and served in two of the most violent countries in the world, Colombia and Bolivia, she knows the territory, the culture, the language, the people and their customs. . . . This book is frightening unless the reader believes in the overruling hand of God in human history, and even then it will give all of us some disturbingly sleepless nights. David M. Howard well-known author and former director of LAM, WEF, Intervarsity, and Urbana Jeanette Windle is a wordsmith of the first order, and her ability to describe a scene will make it come to life in your mind, and may cause you to literally break a sweat. Pick up any one of her books and she is sure to become one of your very favorite fiction authors by the end of the first chapter. Chuck Holton Former U.S. Army Black Beret and best-selling author of A More Elite Soldier