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Five women have been savagely killed in the Sierra Leone conflict. Connie Burns is a correspondent for Reuters who asks awkward questions about the arrest of three young soldiers accused of the crime. Their forced confessions (after savage beatings) count for little in the middle of the Civil War, and Connie's theory -- that the murders were committed by a foreigner indulging his own sanguinary fantasies in the middle of a war -- proves to be very dangerous for her. Her attempts to track the killer down bring catastrophe on her own head, and she is forced to escape, going to ground in Dorset and dealing with the psychic scars she has been left with. It is, of course, inevitable that she will be tracked down even in the safety of the English countryside by her implacable opponent.
As the foregoing conveys, this is very different territory from that which Walters has made her own, but she proves equally adept at the International blockbuster thriller as at any of her more tightly focused British novels. It goes without saying that the character portrayal (notably of the terrified Connie) is an on-the-nail as ever, and the considerable tension engendered by The Devils Feather may glean a whole new legion of readers for Walters. --Barry Forshaw --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
So, does The Devil's Feather mark a return to form? A bit, yes. It's very hard to gauge what the reaction to this book is going to be, as it's so different from her previous work (one of her admirable qualities as a writer is an absolute refusal to stand still or tell the same story again). It doesn't scale the grand heights of "The Ice House" or "The Shape of Snakes", but it's clearer, more focused and more powerful than anything else she's written in the past four years.
When Reuters correspondent Connie Burns accuses a high-ranking solider of using the confusion of Civil War in Sierra Leone to get away with the brutal murders of several women, she has no clue of the danger she's putting herself in.... Read more ›
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