In a wrecked Croat village, a mass grave is uncovered and the mutilated body of a young English woman is exhumed. Dorrie's mother becomes obsessed with the need to find out about her death and turns to Bill Penn, a private investigator. His search becomes an epic journey into a merciless war where the odds are stacked high against him.
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Unmissable (The Times)
It's impossible to find fault with this book, which builds relentlessly to its climax (Spectator)
If you think modern popular fiction should address serious issues as well as entertain, then The Heart of Danger is unmissable (The Times)
Vivid stuff. I write a fortnight after finishing the book and the scenes of pursuit and mindless cruelty still return to me (Douglas Hurd, Daily Telegraph)
A thrilling classic from a master of the genre.
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Book Description HarperCollins. hardcover. Book Condition: New. UNUSED, VERY GOOD, NOT EX-LIBRARY, 396 pages. In the wrecked Croat village of Rosenovici, a mass grave is uncovered and the mutilated body of a young Englishwoman, Dorrie Mowat, is exhumed.Her mother, who loathed Dorrie in life, becomes the driven victim of an obsession to discover the truth of her daughters death. But with civil war tearing apart the former Yugoslavia, none of the authorities there or in England are interested in a minor war crime.Under the leadership of Milan Stankovic, clerk turned warlord, the Serb villagers of Salika - which had lived for half a century at peace with Rosenovici across the valley - will seek to keep the shaming story of Dorries murder as a bloodily guarded secret.Dorries mother hires Bill Penn, private investigator, MI5 reject. For Penn this should be a chance to pick up a good fee in return for a trip to safe Zagreb, and the writing of a useless report. Once he is over there, however, Penn begins to learn of the last hours of Dorries life. The image of the young woman draws him inexorably towards the killing ground behind the lines, to find the truth of her death and, perhaps, the truth of himself.Penns search for evidence that could, one day, convict a war criminal in a court of law, becomes an epic journey into a merciless war where the odds are stacked high against him.Gerald Seymour has written bestselling novels about many of the communities and individuals caught up in the worlds conflicts. Never has his ability to evoke the terror of war, its personal ferocity and political ambiguity, been so well displayed. Never has his ability to draw the reader into a nerve-breaking drama of courage and evil, principle and betrayal, been so supremely evident as in The Heart Of Danger. Bookseller Inventory # 7525
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Book Description HARPERCOLLINS, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002250098
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