SANDS OF TIME

Author(s): 

Warren once again takes us to
Russia, where her knowledge of
missionary work in this faraway
land shines through on each page.
The exciting chase sequences will have readers waiting eagerly to see what
will happen next. The idea of trusting God in all circumstances is clearly communicated. Sarai's dogged determination to have her own way, coupled with her refusal to heed common sense safety warnings, do grate on the reader.

Russian FSB agent Roman Novik is trying to discover who has been smuggling uranium. Since he's sent everyone on a wild goose chase more than once, his superiors are not willing to trust his instincts. When a friend asks Roman to get his sister Sarai, a medical missionary, safely out of Irkutsk, which is in the midst of a government coup, Roman wants to swoop in and save the day.

Roman and Sarai once had a romantic relationship, but Sarai broke it off when Roman didn't follow the path she thought he should. Can the two work together to avoid peril? Is Roman's smuggler somehow involved in the political upheaval? (STEEPLE HILL, Oct., 304 pp., $13.95)
Reviewed by: 
Melissa Parcel