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"Great to see such a forceful thriller bring the whole civil war and food aid crises into play with this well written and on-your-seat piece of writing. A worthy read".
"Knowing what author Chris Marrow has done in his life and reading this amazing thriller I am amazed at the steep curves this novel takes throughout. A must read."
“Not long ago at night you could sit here and watch the bullets in Catembe as the bandits kill people,” she told him. Her voice with its attractive accent was at variance with her words. “The UN didn’t like it and complained, so they stop firing. Now they just kill people with knives instead. People are just as dead, but the UN do not get upset.”
Jowan listened with a growing sense of horror. He had never before seen a country that had sunk so far. After their meal he had made his way back up to his room and settled down to try and sleep. However, images formed in his mind of people stalking the far riverbank with long knives, and the oppressive heat made sleep very hard. Another image that came to him in moments of half-wakefulness was that of the country’s flag. It included two potent symbols – a hoe, and a gun.