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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 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 treat his wounded. She escapes and survives three weeks in hiding before finding refuge at Benaco refugee camp in Tanzania. There, Jess vows revenge. She searches for Gatera with the help of Michel Fournier, a French lawyer-turned-war-correspondent, and Dr. Tom Powell, her long-time lover. When an unknown informant passes information to Jess about her nemesis, she returns to Rwanda, despite warnings from the Belgian Secret Service that Gatera plans to assassinate her. In their final showdown, Jess must decide if revenge is best served cold—or not at all.


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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 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 treat his wounded. She escapes and survives three weeks in hiding before finding refuge at Benaco refugee camp in Tanzania. There, Jess vows revenge. She searches for Gatera with the help of Michel Fournier, a French lawyer-turned-war-correspondent, and Dr. Tom Powell, her long-time lover. When an unknown informant passes information to Jess about her nemesis, she returns to Rwanda, despite warnings from the Belgian Secret Service that Gatera plans to assassinate her. In their final showdown, Jess must decide if revenge is best served cold—or not at all.

30 review for Hunting the Devil

  1. 5 out of 5

    Melissa Franckowiak

    This looks seriously awesome!

  2. 5 out of 5

    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 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 of excellent writing. I look forward to reading more from her!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Dianne Freeman

    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. Honest. Schafer 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. Honest. Schafer pulls no punches. What Jess, the main character experiences and witnesses is not suggested, but laid out on the page and the reader can’t turn away. I wasn’t just reading a story, I became a witness to the atrocities and the aftermath. Suffering from PTSD, the only thing that keeps Jess hanging on is finding a war criminal and bringing him to justice and at times it seems she’s hanging on by a very thin thread. Powerful. This is a story of a woman who claws her way back from the worst kind of adversity with no explanations and no apologies. Written with such immediacy, Schafer pulled me in and kept me enthralled to the very end.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Zara Raheem

    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 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 for others. Given that nearly a million Rwandans were brutally murdered within a span of 3 months, the subject matter no doubt makes this an emotionally difficult book to read at times. However, Suanne’s unflinching depiction of the terrors faced by both the Tutsi and Hutu victims is palpable and gripping and forces us to take note of the consequences that occur when we, in the West, choose to turn a blind eye to the suffering of those in forgotten regions of the world. Powerful and deeply moving. I cannot recommend this book enough.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Gail Hart

    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.

  6. 5 out of 5

    M.A. Guglielmo

    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.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Susan Campton

    Welcome to Mystery Monday, my fellow Book Dragons and a special welcome to the many new Book Dragons who have joined our Tribe the past day or so! Nice to have you. Tonight’s Gem is a deep, deep purple, the color of sorrow and majesty. This Gem it’s light is dim, there is much sorrow therein. Hold it in your claws, feel how heavy laden it is with mourning, pain and grief? This is Gem Maker Suanne Schafer’s “Hunting The Devil”. “Hunting The Devil” is the story of Jessica Hemings, OB-Gyn. She lives Welcome to Mystery Monday, my fellow Book Dragons and a special welcome to the many new Book Dragons who have joined our Tribe the past day or so! Nice to have you. Tonight’s Gem is a deep, deep purple, the color of sorrow and majesty. This Gem it’s light is dim, there is much sorrow therein. Hold it in your claws, feel how heavy laden it is with mourning, pain and grief? This is Gem Maker Suanne Schafer’s “Hunting The Devil”. “Hunting The Devil” is the story of Jessica Hemings, OB-Gyn. She lives and works in Philadelphia, but decides to move to Rwanda and open a practice there. This is in the 1990’s. Not the best time in Rwanda. Strike one: she is bi-racial. Strike two: she is, obviously, a woman. Strike three: there is a genocidal war on and her new boss is Hutu and hates Tutsis: she looks Tutsi. In Rwanda, conditions are appalling to say the least. The book itself is very well written, but if you have a heart beating in your breast and a soul peering out through your eyes, this is not an easy book to take in. The conditions, the death, disease, the massive scale of the genocide and horrors of what one people can do to another are not roses and sunshine reading material. Schafer does a fantastic job. I remember the Rwandan War. I remember the news reports and the nightly video and that was what they felt they could show 25 years ago. No, this isn’t easy reading, but it’s important, we need to read this, reading. Especially since this is still going on in various parts of the world. Genocide, human trafficking, child soldiers, these things should be faced and dealt with, not warned of so we don’t have to look. We are not nestlings. We are adults. Bravo, Suanne! Jessica loses everything, and it is mainly because of the Devil, her boss. Dr. Gatera. She watches her patients be slaughtered, men and boys conscripted as soldiers or murdered. Women and girls raped, abused, misused and slaughtered and finally her two adopted sons are murdered. She manages to escape but vows to come back and kill the man responsible. Gatera. She befriends a French Journalist named Michael Fournier and discovers that Gatera lives. She upholds her vow of revenge and goes back after him. She is hunting the Devil. Will she get him? And if she does, will he die and slow painful death or will she kill him immediately? I will never tell because I don’t do spoilers. I can tell you this, you need to read this book. Now. It is available in Kindle or Paperback. Until tomorrow, I remain, as always, your humble, Book Dragon, Drakon T. Longwitten

  8. 5 out of 5

    Stephen

    Like the cover says, "Hunting the Devil" is intense, powerful and heartbreaking. It is a top-notch thriller. With gorgeous prose and beautiful turns-of-phrase, Ms. Schafer's narrative sweeps you along through this epic tale. It is ultimately about justice, revenge and...love. This book really makes you FEEL. Centering around the genocide in Rwanda in 1994, it is difficult to read at times, but it's an important and rewarding read. Jessica Hemings is an OB-GYN physician from Philadelphia who Like the cover says, "Hunting the Devil" is intense, powerful and heartbreaking. It is a top-notch thriller. With gorgeous prose and beautiful turns-of-phrase, Ms. Schafer's narrative sweeps you along through this epic tale. It is ultimately about justice, revenge and...love. This book really makes you FEEL. Centering around the genocide in Rwanda in 1994, it is difficult to read at times, but it's an important and rewarding read. Jessica Hemings is an OB-GYN physician from Philadelphia who volunteers to open a health clinic in Kirehe, Rwanda in 1994. She finds the conditions deplorable. She does make good friends with the people she work with but her new boss, the despicable Dr. Cyprien Gatera, treats her like crap. Gatera is a Hutu and Jessica resembles a Tutsi and she's a woman. Practically a double no-no in the male-dominated society. Hutu and Tutsi are the warring factions in the "conflict". After witnessing the atrocities first-hand and the murder of her two adopted sons by Gatera, Jessica is forced to escape. She vows revenge. She meets French journalist Michel Fournier and they help each other though the devastating turmoil. Together they witness man's inhumanity to man. This is the story of Jessica's search for truth and justice. She owes to her children, her friends and to the country she fell in love with...Rwanda. This book is absolutely wonderful. Thanks to the author and Novel network Book chat for the copy. <3

  9. 5 out of 5

    James Hanna

    “Beware that when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster.” This quote from Nietzsche resonates strongly in Suanne Schafer’s Hunting the Devil. Set during the Rwanda genocide of 1994, it is the story of Dr. Jessica Hemings, a biracial American physician whose adopted Tutsi children are brutally murdered by Dr. Cyprien Gatera, a former colleague turned mass murderer. In pursuing justice through Europe, Tanzania, and the corpse-littered villages of Rwanda, Dr. Hemings must wrestle “Beware that when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster.” This quote from Nietzsche resonates strongly in Suanne Schafer’s Hunting the Devil. Set during the Rwanda genocide of 1994, it is the story of Dr. Jessica Hemings, a biracial American physician whose adopted Tutsi children are brutally murdered by Dr. Cyprien Gatera, a former colleague turned mass murderer. In pursuing justice through Europe, Tanzania, and the corpse-littered villages of Rwanda, Dr. Hemings must wrestle monsters of her own and pray that her humanity survives her quest. This book contains unflinching depictions of violence and is probably not suited for everyone. But for those willing to be bruised by the truth, it is a compelling read.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kristine2770

    Hunting the Devil grips the heart and mind from the first page to the last. Jess Hemings is a biracial American physician who narrowly escapes with her life in war-torn 1990s Rwanda. As Jess seeks to avenge the deaths of her children, she overcomes obstacle after obstacle while navigating to survive the fear, violence, deprivation of the era. Closing in on justice, Jess come to terms with losses and love in a most unexpected way. Schafer’s extraordinary storytelling skills make the reader Hunting the Devil grips the heart and mind from the first page to the last. Jess Hemings is a biracial American physician who narrowly escapes with her life in war-torn 1990s Rwanda. As Jess seeks to avenge the deaths of her children, she overcomes obstacle after obstacle while navigating to survive the fear, violence, deprivation of the era. Closing in on justice, Jess come to terms with losses and love in a most unexpected way. Schafer’s extraordinary storytelling skills make the reader empathize with the characters. Helping readers understand dark days of terror in Rwanda make this a politically important work of fiction.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Marta Ratliff

    I have never read Suanne Schafer. Hunting The Devil is my first book of hers. All I can say is WOW, what a fantastic author! This books has horror, suspense, mystery, murder and a love story all rolled into one. Suanne was able to tie it all together. She sure did open my eyes! I guess I have been living in a turtle shell because I did not realize that genocide still exists in this day and age. This book made my heart ache, and I could not think of anything else. For me that is a sign of a great I have never read Suanne Schafer. Hunting The Devil is my first book of hers. All I can say is WOW, what a fantastic author! This books has horror, suspense, mystery, murder and a love story all rolled into one. Suanne was able to tie it all together. She sure did open my eyes! I guess I have been living in a turtle shell because I did not realize that genocide still exists in this day and age. This book made my heart ache, and I could not think of anything else. For me that is a sign of a great book! I am now recommending Hunting The Devil to everyone I know!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Amy Byers

    A medical / Political/ Romance book. The woman in this book is seeking justice/ revenge for her family and her clinic that saves people. Very tense great and heartbreaking book. Can't wait for another one by her!!!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Luanne Castle

    Review coming

  14. 5 out of 5

    Teresa

    An eye opening book. Excellent story, Gritty characters ,heart pounding drama. Recommend.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Linda

    On my want to read list - my friend's daughter is married to a Foreign Service officer who is stationed in Rwanda.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Pam

    A heroine like no other- I relived the events and tragedy of Rwanda and the indomitable spirit of a young woman determined against all odds to bring justice to the horror. Excellent book.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Suanne

    This book was difficult to write. I essentially lived in the horrors of the Rwandan genocide for two years, reading many first-hand accounts from Rwandans who survived the turmoil and from people like Roméo Dallaire, the United Nations commander there at the time, and physicians who worked in the Rwandan health care system and on medical missions. I think it's an honest look at a biracial person's struggles. Jessica Hemings combines my own medical background with my biracial son's attempts to This book was difficult to write. I essentially lived in the horrors of the Rwandan genocide for two years, reading many first-hand accounts from Rwandans who survived the turmoil and from people like Roméo Dallaire, the United Nations commander there at the time, and physicians who worked in the Rwandan health care system and on medical missions. I think it's an honest look at a biracial person's struggles. Jessica Hemings combines my own medical background with my biracial son's attempts to deal with his dual ancestry.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Dominic

  19. 5 out of 5

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  20. 4 out of 5

    Subhajit Das

  21. 5 out of 5

    Carol

  22. 5 out of 5

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  23. 4 out of 5

    Samantha

  24. 5 out of 5

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  25. 4 out of 5

    Anna Cabrera

  26. 5 out of 5

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  27. 5 out of 5

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  28. 4 out of 5

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  29. 4 out of 5

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  30. 5 out of 5

    Patrick Jones

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