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The DMZ

4.40  ·  Rating Details  ·  114 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
More than a decade after the end of the cold war has chilled the Marxist rebel movements around the world, one hot spot remains--Colombia. Why a democratic country with a growing economy should still feel the brushfires of a civil war is a mystery to U.S. analysts, but not to certain parties on the other side of the world. The inexplicable loss of three major U.S. assets d ...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by Kregel Publications (first published April 1st 2004)
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Charlene Amsden
Oct 17, 2015 Charlene Amsden rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian, drama
The DMZ currently has ten 5 star reviews on Amazon.com. Keep that in mind as you read what I have to say because 76 pages into the book I still found myself wondering who, what, why and how. I knew when; I knew where; but I really didn’t give a flip because I had very little idea what was really going on. It wasn’t until page 71 that the main character finally showed up. It was too little, too late. I was done.

Most book editors will tell you that an author has to develop a relationship with and
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Katie
May 16, 2011 Katie rated it it was amazing
One look at this book and some might pass it on. With 512 pages, it does seem like a rather daunting read. When I picked this up and began it, I confess that I wasn’t grabbed from the very first pages, but I persevered through it. By the time I was past the first hundred pages, I completely forgot about how big and thick it was—I was hooked! Jeanette has woven together an awesome suspense book that I would love to see turned into a movie one day.

It took a little while for the main character to
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Heavensent1
Apr 19, 2011 Heavensent1 rated it liked it
The DMZ is a political thriller set in the jungles of Columbia.

After three U.S. missions fail and the whereabouts of the participants unknown, the media is informed and attack the story from all sides. Feeling pressure from the media and public outcry's the Colombian officials have no choice but to clear their names in the matter and invite a contingency, made up of doctors, reporters, cameramen and politicians, down to investigate.

Julie Baker begs her editor to send her on this mission, even
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Linda
Jun 01, 2011 Linda rated it it was amazing
More than ten years after the Gulf War, one specific hot spot of revenge remains open–Columbia. “The ultimate weapon of revenge against the U.S.—‘the Great Satan’–lurks in the Colombian jungle.”

Three U.S. assets (people) have been killed in the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone), sparking a host of politicians and media to descend into Colombia seeking answers. Included in this mix is a reporter from Our Earth, Julie Baker, a former MK (missionary kid) from Columbia, whose parents had died there when she
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Victor Gentile
Jul 01, 2011 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing
Jeanette Windle in her new book, "The DMZ" published by Kregel Publications takes us to Colombia.

The Dictionary defines, "suspense" as " the state or character of being undecided or doubtful". The Dictionary defines, "thriller" as, "a work of fiction or drama designed to hold the interest by the use of a high degree of intrigue, adventure, or suspense". The Director, Alfred Hitchcock, Defined "thriller" in visual terms: "place a bomb set to blow up in an hour under a table in a busy restaurant.
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Heather
Jan 01, 2016 Heather rated it it was amazing
This was a fabulous, engaging read. It starts out a little slow, because there is so much background information shared, but it’s all relevant. The stage is set very well, and when the action really gets rolling, it’s easy to follow what’s going on. There are a couple of unexpected twists and turns, and others that I could see coming. (In fact, in one particular instance, I couldn’t believe Julie hadn’t figured it out by the time of the “big reveal”!)

I’m finding it hard to fully share my thought
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Joyce
Sep 03, 2014 Joyce rated it it was amazing
This is the book I won! Can't wait to read it when school gets out.
I am so enjoying this book! It is so well written. Feels like I'm right there.

Wow, it's been four days since I finished reading DMZ. What can I say? This book is excellent on many levels. It took me to Colombia, it took me into the lives of the guerrillas, it introduced me to God, it allowed me to get inside the principal characters minds and emotions and shoes, it kept me on the edge of my seat holding my attention, it made me t
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Evangeline Han
May 04, 2011 Evangeline Han rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
At 512 pages long, The DMZ is the longest book I’ve ever read for reviewing purposes. Despite its lengthiness, it was a very entertaining read and I couldn’t resist peeking at the back of the book to see if the hero and heroine survived. The book’s theme is suspense and it stayed true to its theme throughout the book. But there were a few well-placed funny scenes that helped ease the tension brought by the suspense. The DMZ‘s plot is superbly well-written. I like the way Jeanette Windle started ...more
Holly (2 Kids and Tired)
Apr 13, 2011 Holly (2 Kids and Tired) rated it really liked it
While this is not my usual choice of book subject, I enjoyed Veiled Freedom and I was anxious to read something else by Jeanette Windle. The book starts slowly and, honestly, I was ready to be done with it after 50 pages. I saw a couple of reviewers who said to stick with it and I'm so glad I did.

Once Julie enters the story, it really picks up and becomes an enthralling read. Julie is a strong, independent woman and I love stories with strong, independent women. Julie has determination and driv
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Paul Goble
Apr 19, 2013 Paul Goble rated it really liked it
MK (missionary kid) journalist is kidnapped in Columbia, saves US from biological attack by mideast terrorists.

Insightful essays on South American politics dominate the first half of the book. Interesting plot is enabled by the author's knowledge of the jungle, but is marred by unrealistically florid conversation (e.g., long discussions of motivations while under gunfire).
bird
Sep 17, 2012 bird rated it really liked it
I read this entire book in a day. I couldn't put it down. The action was non-stop and I loved every second. It was gut-wrenching and thought provoking, but oh-so good. All the characters were so real, the plot twists were really well done, and your adrenaline will be racing after this read. It never slows down.
Rachelle Sperling
May 10, 2016 Rachelle Sperling rated it really liked it
Action packed! This story is full of suspense and takes you on an amazing journey through the culture of Colombia and the spiritual journey of a missionary kid and her struggles with God. DMZ kept me riveted from the first page to the last!
Valeria
Oct 23, 2010 Valeria rated it really liked it
I stayed up til 4 am to finish this book. The book is fabulous even though it gets a bit long in the middle. I learned so much about the Colombian and Bolivian culture and drug cartels, it was shocking.
Shannon
Apr 11, 2011 Shannon rated it it was ok
Recommended to Shannon by: Vera
Shelves: reviewed
Link to full review when it becomes available -- long story short, I didn't love it.
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As the child of missionary parents, award-winning author and journalist Jeanette Windle grew up in the rural villages, jungles, and mountains of Colombia, now guerrilla hot zones. Her detailed research and writing is so realistic that it has prompted government agencies to question her to determine if she has received classified information. Curently based in Lancaster, PA, Jeanette has lived in s ...more
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