Today’s Featured Kindle Book of the Day, Sudan, by Ninie Hammon, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 365 customer reviews.
Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes
Genre: Action & Adventure
Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
IS A FATHER’S LOVE STRONGER THAN THE CHAINS OF SLAVERY?
The largest nation in Africa has become a killing field…
…two million tribal people are dead, victims of a brutal civil war or of systematic genocide, massacred by their own government. But that’s not why human rights photojournalist Ron Wolfson is risking his life there. He’s chasing a different story—investigating whispered reports of human trafficking, rumors of women and children in chains, auctioned off to the highest bidder, speculation that thousands of them disappear every day into the shadow world of modern-day slavery and are never seen again.
As Ron tracks the phantom story he knows is out there somewhere, Murahaleen guerrillas attack a small Dinka village, slaughter the inhabitants and kidnap a lone little girl to sell on the slave market. The child’s father goes after her, walks 500 miles into the North searching for her, and then forms an unlikely alliance with the American journalist.
Together, they follow a slave trail soaked in blood and tears. And together they suffer the savage retaliation of a ruthless slave trader. When the two face an unthinkable execution that will be broadcast live around the world, they must place their lives and the fate of their mission in the hands of a bloodthirsty mercenary and an orphan boy.
But time is running out. It may already be too late for them.
And too late to save the little girl before she vanishes forever into the belly of the beast.
It is my mission, my vision and passion, to tell good stories.
I’ve been telling stories my whole life, starting with my first book at age eight, the gripping, suspense-filled, edge-of-your-seat saga of two bees that decided to make chocolate instead of honey.
I made five copies of Chocolate Bees and set up a stand built with cardboard boxes in my front yard to sell them. A book and a glass of Tang (I didn’t know how to make lemonade) sold for a quarter. My grandmother bought all five copies, said I could keep the Tang, though, the sugar always settled to the bottom.
“These books will be worth a lot of money someday,” she said, “when you’re a famous writer.”
I had only a vague idea what the word “famous” meant, but it sounded exciting and important. And glamorous. Glamor was in short supply on the West Texas prairie, so I decided on the spot that if writing was my ticket to fame, I was in, I’d spend my life as a writer.
I keep waiting for the “famous” part to kick in. No sign of it yet. Good thing my motivation changed and matured over the course of the next half century. But one thing never changed. No matter where I am or what I’m doing, I love to tell stories.
Most of my writing life was devoted to telling true stories in a quarter-century career as a journalist. I was pretty good at it, won some awards, but journalism never felt right, like walking around with sand in your shoe. Six years ago I took my shoe off, dumped out the sand, and settled into a profession that fit as perfect as Cinderella’s slipper. I started writing fiction. Became a novelist. Suspense. Ahhhhhhh.
Since then, I have written seven novels and I hope this is your experience when you read them.
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