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The Devil's Feather''Sadists exist everywhere and war is their theatre,'' notes journalist Connie Burns, who while covering war in Sierra Leone meets Keith MacKenzie, a...The Devil's FeatherMystery and Thriller, Fiction''Sadists exist everywhere and war is their theatre,'' notes journalist Connie Burns, who while covering war in Sierra Leone meets Keith MacKenzie, a...2006-08-23Knopf
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The Devil's Feather

Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Fiction; Author: Minette Walters; Publisher: Knopf

”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. Two years later, in Iraq, he kidnaps and terrorizes her for three soul-crushing days. (Walters keeps the details chillingly vague — something to do with dogs and water.) Burns flees to an English country house; while awaiting her Eye of the Needle reckoning with MacKenzie, she unravels an appalling local crime. Walters gracefully balances crowd-pleasing theatrics with a wickedly ambiguous ending.

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