Monday, January 14, 2008

Desert Claw by Damien Lewis

Desert Claw by Damien Lewis. This is a novella published as part of a UK literacy program. The storyline is that some mercenaries are hired to steal a painting from an Iraqi group. To do this they're going to use chemical weapons. The "choice" in the story is really the question of whether or not they will use the chemical weapons. Unfortunately the decision is treated in a very cavalier fashion. Strangely the twist ending is given away earlier in the book. I don't just mean that it is hinted at I mean it's actually in the text. There's also some unintentional humor British Airways is apparently flying into Baghdad.

Not recommended!

Is available through Abebooks.

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