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The Rwandan Hostage (African Diamonds Trilogy) Paperback – November 1, 2016
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The story derives from the horrific bloodthirsty 1994 Rwandan genocide and its turbulent history. The main plot is set in present time - 2010. Emma, a fiction writer on a once in a lifetime holiday loses her son Leo at a World Cup football match in Johannesburg. She later learns he was abducted. As a parent the nightmare of having your child kidnapped in a place like South Africa doesn't bear thinking about and the following 10 long days leaves you on the edge of your seat.
Its incomprehensible the cruel atrocities that can be done at the hands of humans due to hatred during conflict. The truly sorrowful story of Mutesi and her suffering during that time was heartbreaking. I was tearful at her plight and the descriptions of the genocide murder spree. Christopher Lowery highlighted all these with sympathy and tactful clever writing and has obviously done extensive soulful research into these areas. It's a skilfully written plot, strong, very emotional, full of vengeance, greed, corruption and deceit.
Once again Urbane Publications has published a beautifully printed book produced to the highest of standards and design. I highly recommend "The Rwandan Hostage" to thriller readers of all ages....you won't be disappointed!!
A well deserved 5 stars.
As the story unfolds the African perpetrators have to move from their increasingly vulnerable, dispensable status to a position of influence in the grand plan. They also need to establish what is really going on and how to turn it to their advantage. As innocent and not so innocent victims start mounting, do they work together or separately? Who to trust; who’s on my side?
There are numerous unsavoury characters, with the main villains being bought to life with Dickensian depth. Two women will oppose them: the kidnapped boy’s mother, her sister Jenny Bishop: the heroine of the Angolan Clan. Due to secrets of the past, they have to deal with fast moving events without informing the authorities. Nothing is what it appears; paranoia is safe. A great story.