The War Reporter
A NovelBook - 2015
Fifteen years after being assailed by rebel forces while on assignment in Sarajevo in 1993, a cameraman and an interpreter return to the Balkans to work on a documentary about a powerful war criminal who is still in hiding.
A riveting thriller with a heart-wrenching love story from an author beloved by all, including the Jewish Book Council.
Winner of a Jewish National Book Award and author of The List and Jacob's Oath, both of which achieved outstanding critical acclaim, NBC Special Correspondent Martin Fletcher delivers another breathtaking tale of love, war, and redemption.
Tom Layne was a world-class television correspondent until his life collapsed in Sarajevo. Beaten and humiliated, he fell into a hole diagnosed as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Eleven years later he returns to the Balkans to film a documentary on the man who caused his downfall: Ratko Mladic, Europe's biggest killer since Hitler, wanted for genocide and crimes against humanity. Mysterious forces have protected Mladic for a decade, preventing his arrest, and these shadowy but deadly foes swing into action against the journalist. Tom soon falls into a web of intrigue and deceit that threatens his life as well as that of the woman he loves.
Drawing upon his own experiences reporting on the wars in Bosnia and Sarajevo, Martin Fletcher has written a searing love story and a painfully authentic account of a war reporter chasing down the scoop of a lifetime.
Fifteen years after being assailed by rebel forces while on assignment in Sarajevo in 1993, a cameraman and an interpreter return to Serbia to work on a documentary about a powerful war criminal who is still in hiding. By a National Jewish Book Award-Winning Author. Discussion guide available online.