Dreamer, a suspenseful novel by author Phillip L. Davidson, is not your typical Christian fiction book. There are some moments of rough language and some situations that can be viewed as paranormal. This is not the type of “easy-going” Christian romance that I normally read and review. However, I am open to trying new things. And the fact that main character David Elliot is motivated, at least in part, by his intense love for his wife made this book worth reading.
This book is action-packed. If you like something fast-paced, this one will be well worth your time. My only issue with it is the language. I realize that in wartime, the language used is much different than what I am used to using and hearing on a daily basis. However, if a book is being marketed to a Christian audience, I do feel the author should take that into account and tone down some of the language used. Though I enjoyed the story line, the language alone will keep likely keep this book from making it my “read again” shelf.
About The Book:
Is the Dreamer good or evil? As war looms between Britain and Argentina over the barren Falkland Islands, Major David Elliott is having nightmares. Long ago, in a dark jungle near Cambodia, he failed to do his duty. That duty was to execute a member of his team. David’s weakness eventually led to his team’s capture. Tortured by the Viet Cong, they revealed the dark secrets of the CIA’s Phoenix program. Forced to leave the service in disgrace, his men now live in the ‘darkness’. What do the dreams mean for them? David’s wife, Sonia, sees them as harbingers of evil things to come. A revolutionary in Argentina before the war, she escaped to America and became a citizen.
Now, Captain Alvarez, head of the Argentine Secret Police, wants her back. He devises a plan that lures her into returning to Argentina where she is imprisoned on Los Estados Island. Meanwhile, a mystical creature has summoned David and his former team to gather once more to honor the ‘covenant,’ a pact they made with each other when they believed their lives were coming to an end. Together, with an errant priest, Father Perez, they reluctantly agree to assault Los Estados and free Sonia. As they travel across Mexico, Central and South America, they encounter the CIA, Contras in Nicaragua, the M-19 narco-terrorist group and the United States Navy; while all along being shadowed by the mystical entity. Is the entity God or Satan? Will submitting to the will of the entity allow David and his men to stand in the light of men once again? Is the Dreamer good or evil? You decide.
Dreamer is a tale of redemption, honor, courage, belief in God and betrayal! If you enjoy military fiction, this book is for you.
Thanks for hosting Phil’s book this week. I’m glad you enjoyed Dreamer.