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Dream of Darkness by Reginald Hill

20 Sep

First published in 1989 under the pseudonym Patrick Ruell, Dream of Darkness is a mature, intelligent thriller with a background in interesting times. Oddly, it segues well from my reading of Niall Ferguson’s American Colossus. “Sairey Ellis’s father is writing his memoirs. As an ex-security man whose life work has been in Africa, his revelations will be explosive, blowing the lid off British and Kenyan support for Idi Amin, and exposing the degree of unofficial British connivance in Rhodesian sanctions-busting.” Idi Amin — “one of the most batshit loco leaders ever to seize control of a chaotic African nation.”

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Posted by on September 20, 2005 in Africa, book reviews, British, Crime and/or crime fiction, Fiction, History, Thriller, Top read, writers

 

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