The Devil's Feather by Minette Walters

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A blistering new thriller about the horrors of war and the struggle to survive in the face of pure evil.

Foreign correspondent Connie Burns is hunting a British mercenary that she believes is responsible for the rape and murder of five women in Sierra Leone in 2002. Two years later she finds him training Iraqi police in Baghdad. Connie is determined to expose his crimes, but then she is kidnapped and released after three days of unspeakable torture. Silently, she returns to England and attempts to isolate herself, but it soon becomes apparent that the horrors of the world and her own nightmarish past aren’t so easy to escape from.

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About Minette Walters

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Minette Walters is the author of fourteen suspense novels and the winner of the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award, the Edgar Allan Poe Award, and the CWA John Creasey/New Blood Dagger Award, among others. Her work has been translated into twenty-six languages.
Published August 22, 2006 by Vintage. 560 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Horror, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Instead of writing the contracted book about her ordeal, she plumbs the history linking her neighbor, fearsomely gruff farmer/artist Jess Derbyshire, to Lily Wright, the Alzheimer’s-stricken owner of the house Jess found collapsed by the side of Lily’s fishpond eight months ago.

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MacKenzie and Burns cross paths in other theaters of war --- South Africa, Iraq --- and it's in the latter setting where matters initially come to a head.

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Entertainment Weekly

''Sadists exist everywhere and war is their theatre,'' notes journalist Connie Burns, who while covering war in Sierra Leone meets Keith MacKenzie, a Brit mercenary she suspects of murder, in Minette Walters' thriller The Devil's Feather.

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Suite 101

With two other unsolved murders and racial tension rising, is this town still a safe haven?

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Connie Burns is a Reuters correspondent covering many of the world's warzones, including Sierra Leone and Iraq.

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