Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Books 2 & 3

Book number two took me three months to read, mainly because the subject matter is so intense. Shake Hands with the Devil by Romeo Dallaire tells the story of his time as the commander of the UNAMIR mission in Rwanda. The horrors that Dallaire witnessed caused him to contemplate suicide once he returned home and frankly, it's not hard to see why. The atrocities commited in this small country that no one seemed to care about would make anyone rethink the nature of humanity and their place in it. The writing is detailed but almost detached which makes the subject a little easier to stomach. This was an amazing book and one of those stories that makes me think I should be doing something more with my life.

The Lion's Game by Nelson DeMille is the second novel that features John Corey. This time we find him working for the Anti-Terrorist Task Force (ATTF) which is a joint force between the FBI and NYPD. The story centres on a Libyan by the name of Asad Khalil who is on a mission to avenge the deaths of his family and countrymen at the hands of the Americans. This is a nice easy read that covers a realistic topic. It was interesting reading about Corey and his colleagues trying to figure out what Khalil was up to next and what his motive was when you, the reader, already knew. This is the third DeMille book I have read and I've enjoyed them all.

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