Natalie Sinclair is on a two-year mercy mission in the volatile African Republic of Dhambizao to eradicate diseases that are wiping out entire villages. When wounded 15-year-old Joseph Komboli reaches her she takes him to Dr. Chad Talcott who operates a small clinic. Joseph carries with him photographic evidence of the existence of the rumored Ghost Soldiers whom he saw murdering and enslaving his family and other villagers. Appalled, Natalie and Chad join forces to expose this modern-day slave trade by getting the evidence to the American Embassy. However, very powerful people will stop at nothing to defeat their plans. Is it any wonder that the pair question God’s presence with and power to aid them? Thrown together by their work, united in a noble cause and threatened daily their friendship deepens and becomes romantic love.
This taut political thriller exposes the reality of modern slavery and the plight of any who dare to oppose it. Informed by the author’s experience as a missionary in Africa, this first entry in Lisa Harris’s Mission Hope series carries a powerful message that readers won’t soon forget.