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Sairey Ellis's father is writing his memoirs. As an ex-security man whose life work has been in Africa, his revelations will be explosive, blowing the lid off British and Kenyan support for Idi Amin, and exposing the degree of unofficial British connivance in Rhodesian sanctions-busting.

He must be persuaded not to publish. This complex thriller from the acclaimed Reginald Hill takes a cool and pitiless look at the role of the security service, and its effect on the individuals, both innocent and knowing, which become caught up in it.

Gripping, assured and perceptive in its psychology, here is a chillingly convincing portrait of the repercussions of a life of espionage.

©1991 Patrick Ruell (P)2010 Isis Publishing Ltd

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My first and only other Reginald Hill book was The Woodcutter which I loved. Wanting more I tried Dream of Darkness. It was OK, but nowhere near as good as the Woodcutter. I wish there was someway someone could let me know if any of his other books measure up.

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Stunning as ever, both reader and the writer

Hill is full of insight, compassion and perception. He can also be laugh-aloud-funny, 'tho not here, and is always a wicked story teller. Barret is one of the few truly rock solid readers, he never gets in the way of the prose. His characterisation is spot on, pacing and intonation also, so you don't notice you are being read to. Just you and the writer.

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Reginald Hill never disappoints.

Complex and complete character development. Lots of twists & turns. Kept me engaged to the very end.

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Pulls you in

As always, Reginald Hill writes beautifully; the characters are well limed, the plot... intriguing. Sean Barrett is a brilliant reader. My only regret is the novel wasn't longer.

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  • 09-06-12

One thing wrong, it was too short!

What did you love best about Dream of Darkness?

Excellent narration by Sean Barrett. This story is fascinating with deep historical points of interest. Very enjoyable.