The Devils Tears Kindle õ The Devils MOBI :↠

  • Paperback
  • 334 pages
  • The Devils Tears
  • Steven Horne
  • 08 January 2016
  • 9781405040068

2 thoughts on “The Devils Tears

  1. Karen Karen says:

    THE DEVIL'S TEARS is the debut thriller from ex Army Officer Steven Horne as well as the first fictional book I've read set in Timor Leste There's an excellent Author's Note at the end of the book that gives a potted history of the struggle in East Timor for those not so familiar with the storyKnowing that the events described in this book are fictional but undoubtedly based in the truth of what happened in that small country so close to our own ignored by the world for so long is profoundly distressing In a uite remarkable balancing act Steven Horne has avoided a number of potential pitfalls and created a really good thriller peopled with wonderful characters maintaining a good pace with a very engaging story at the centre There are undoubtedly bad people in this book in this story but they aren't overdone Instead he concentrates on the appalling acts the brave acts the sheer tenacity and spirit that makes people triumph over dreadful circumstances In another very clever touch the length of the struggle of the people of East Timor is artfully demonstrated as a doctor is killed in a small village in the hills of East Timor at the same time that his young daughter Abbey is playing with her two best friends in Australia That daughter grows up and with those childhood friends become involved in the struggle in their own way as journalist photographer and publisher The introduction of the doctor coincides the introduction of Cesar and Helena da Silva and their three daughters and it is their struggle to flee the country that we become intimately involved with Cesar and one of their twin daughters make it out eventually Helena and the other two girls are trapped Helena and the girls treatment in East Timor is particularly gruelling to follow Cesar and his daughter make it to Australia but their guilt and worry and not knowing what happened to the others destroys their lives in other ways There is a plot within THE DEVIL'S TEARS that interweaves the lives and stories of Abbey and her friends Cesar Helena and the girls and the ongoing freedom fight of the East Tise Whilst Abbey and David put themselves dangerously on the line in East Timor to report and record the truth the daily struggle for survival of Helena and family is just as tense just as frightening The threat for both comes from particular groups of invading soldiers and this as well as the connections between both groups give the story a tight personal very very personal feeling to the tensionIt's not particularly easy to read THE DEVIL'S TEARS and that undoubtedly comes from the knowledge that events very very like these happened not so far from our own borders But ultimately this is a fictional book a thriller Does it work in that context? Absolutely This is a great thriller telling a good solid story creating tension making the reader ride the roller coaster with a great set of believable sympathetic brave and characters

  2. Kristie Atu Kristie Atu says:

    Loved this book and eagerly awaiting the next one Fantastic new writer

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The Devils Tears✹ [BOOKS] ✭ The Devils Tears By Steven Horne ❃ – 1975 When bloody war ravages his beloved Portuguese Timor Cesar da Silva flees with his wife and children from a country in flames But in their desperate bid for freedom amidst the chaos and devastati When bloody war ravages his beloved Portuguese Timor Cesar da Silva flees with his wife and children from a country in flames But in their desperate bid for freedom amidst the chaos and devastation Cesar's young family becomes separated Believing his wife and two daughters dead Cesar finds passage to the Portugal of his heritage and later to AustraliaIn occupied Timor Cesar's wife is alive but her troubles are far from over Hunted by a sadistic warlord and with no way to get a message to the outside world The Devils MOBI :↠ she despairs she will never see her husband again More than twenty years later a young Australian journalist and her photographer are drawn to the killing fields of Timor and discover the terrible suffering of the Tise people at the hands of a brutal foreign invader They are compelled to expose the truth to the world but in their uest for justice they become entangled in the da Silva family tragedy placing them all in the gravest of dangerPowerful moving and enthralling The Devil's Tears announces the arrival of a bold new voice in Australian fictionA captivating story of bravery and honour in a time of war The Devil's Tears will grip you from the first page to the last Peter Watt.