Wolf's Paw is a gripping novel set against a background of the bloody Angolan/South African war of destabilization. The main characters are cleverly fashioned within the milieu of the clandestine aspects of this war. The gruesomeness of Africa's bush wars is accurately portrayed with the author's insightful, accurate understanding of its politics and disregard for the value of human life. The side plots leading up to the principal story line alone make this book well worth the read. De Chalain's superb command of English prose and grammar only serve to heighten one's enjoyment. Changing location to the USA, the main storyline is cleverly assembled against this background and draws the reader into the ever-tightening web of intrigue as the body count mounts. The plot builds progressively to an apparent climax, only to let the reader down slowly before delivering an interesting twist for the final punch.
Beautifully written and well-researched, Wolf's Paw is a must read for anyone who enjoys an intriguing thriller. I couldn't put it down!Wolf's Paw