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When Dr. Jessica Hemings volunteers for a medical mission in Rwanda, she becomes entrapped in the maelstrom of Rwandan politics and the enmity between Hutus and Tutsis. Her Tutsi features plunge her into the Rwandan Genocide. Dr. Cyprien Gatera, Jess’s superior and a Hutu radical, commandeers her clinic, slaughters her patients and her adopted sons, then forces her to trea ...more
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Published September 15th 2019 by Waldorf
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    Camille Maio
    Hunting the Devil is an excellent example of what I love most about reading. Through the lives of fictional characters, we can explore real world events. This book is at once riveting, soul-searching, and heart-aching. Schafer made me feel like I had a front row view of the atrocities in Rwanda, yet smoothed it by placing it from the viewpoint of a woman who loved the people so dearly. It sparked an interest in a subject I knew little about, and compelled me to find out more. Always the hallmark ...more
    Dianne Freeman
    May 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Someone told me Hunting the Devil was a tour-de-force and while I agree, I think that summary needs a few more words.

    Gut-wrenching. Jessica Hemings, a young doctor travels to Rwanda to serve as an obstetrician in a remote area and finds herself caught up in a genocide. She witnesses and suffers horrifying atrocities but survives. She leaves behind everything when she escapes and finally makes her way to a refugee camp in Tanzania. What follows is a years long quest for justice.

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    Gail Hart
    Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Dr. Jessica Hemings is already struggling with her racial identity when on a medical mission to Rwanda, her Tutsi-like appearance makes her a target for Hutus bent on ethnic genocide. Suanne Schafer is unflinching in her portrayal of the absolute evil of some of the participants in the Rwandan conflict. She speaks of unspeakable things with obvious knowledge and without sugar coating.
    M.A. Guglielmo
    Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    A dark and riveting novel, Hunting the Devil tells the story of a young American physician who travels on a medical mission to Rwanda and is caught up in the horrors of the Rwandan genocide. There is an unblinking exposure of the tremendous evils committed against innocent men, women, and children. The main character needs to summon all of her inner strength to hunt down a war criminal. The book is wonderfully written and gives life to a critical time in history.
    Zara Raheem
    May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Intense and gut-wrenchingly honest, I am so blown away by this incredible story that Suanne Schafer has written. Although I was familiar with the Rwandan genocide of 1994, this book places us right in the center of that conflict and gives us a disturbingly intimate look at the unspeakable atrocities that took place during this time. The novel follows one woman’s journey as she suffers and witnesses the most heinous crimes against humanity, yet finds the courage to seek justice for herself and fo ...more
    Suanne
    Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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    Suanne Schafer, a retired family practice physician, completed the Stanford University Creative Writing Certificate program in 2014. Her short works have been featured in magazines and anthologies. Her debut women’s fiction novel, A Different Kind of Fire, explores the life of a nineteenth century bisexual artist living in West Texas was released in November 2018.. Hunting the Devil, her second no ...more