About "Desert Fire"
On assignment in Darfur, Sudan, journalist Julia Keegan hopes to open the eyes of average Americans to the atrocities taking place there-and to distance herself from the shadow cast by her father. Even as she steels herself to face the horrors of genocide, Julia isn't prepared to face her own past.^ In the United States, Fred Keegan, a convicted murderer dying of cancer, asks young lawyer Joel Maartens to deliver a letter to his estranged daughter, Julia. When Joel and Julia meet in Sudan, they find their lives suddenly redefined by the injustice and violence around them, and both are forced to face truths they would rather leave concealed.^ "When God one day wipes away all tears, I have no doubt some will be His own over the atrocities and suffering poured out on His precious little ones. In this extraordinary novel, Shannon Van Roekel brings vividly and accurately to life the horror of Darfur--and the shining torch of God's hope and love being raised high in that darkness. While