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4.86 of 5 stars 4.86  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  2 reviews
At the initial signs of some skirmishes over the disputed elections in Kenya, a young English woman sets off to save her 12-year old friend from a possible threat of civil war. The trip turns into a long journey through the underbelly of the Third World that will leave her questioning whether these people ever really had peace in the first place.
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340 pages
Published (first published May 28th 2011)
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Teresa
Aside from a bit of confusion grasping the timelines of the two story-lines, the book was outstanding.

Oren paints a heartbreaking picture of life in Kenya amid the ongoing tribal violence.

Sally is a British woman who befriends a young Kenyan boy while she is there as part of an wind-turbine project to bring electricity to a large slum area of a million impoverished squatters.

Through a twist of events, years later after deadly violence erupts in his world, she receives a message from him, asking
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Leanne Meredith
The Dallas Mercenary by M. E. OrenI recently learned that The Dallas Mercenary is now available in local libraries and I am thrilled for the author. This is a book that should be widely available to adults and young-adults alike, and, in my opinion, should certainly be on school reading lists. A previous reviewer says that Mr. Oren’s book tells a big story. I would agree in that it captures vividly and evocatively the vast distance between the comfortable suburbs of London and the squalid slums of the Mathary Valley in Kenya, w ...more
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