The Devil's FeatherPre-loaded Audiobook - 2006
When five women are brutally murdered in Sierra Leone, Reuters correspondent Connie Burns suspects a British mercenary who seems to be using the chaos of war to act out sadistic, misogynist fantasies. Connie's suspicions fall on deaf ears, but she's determined to expose the man and his secret. The consequences are devastating. She meets him again in Baghdad but is taken hostage shortly afterward. Terrified and traumatized by the experience, Connie escapes to England, determined to protect herself by withholding information about her abduction. In a remote rented house -- where the dark, hidden history of her landlady's family seems to mirror her own fears -- she waits, knowing that it's only a matter of time before her nightmares become real... With its sinuous plot, vividly drawn characters, and breathless, unrelenting suspense, The Devil's Feather keeps us riveted from first to last. Minette Walters is the author of 11 novels, 2 novellas, and a number of short stories. Her work -- published in more than 35 countries -- has received several major awards, including two Gold Daggers from the Crime Writers' Association in Great Britain and the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America. Publishers Weekly named Josephine Bailey "best female narrator" in 2002. She is the winner of five AudioFile Earphone Awards, and most recently won an Audie award for Best Audio Drama. Her recent audiobooks include England's Mistress, The Devil of Nanking, Basilica, and Rasputin's Daughter.