White Devils

It’s a guilty pleasure, I admit, but there’s nothing like a good thriller from time to time. And you’d be hard put to find one better than Paul McAuley’s White Devils.

It’s a sort of near-future science-fictional dystopic whirlwind set in an environmentally devastated and severely depopulated Africa. But someone is gene-splicing and small, white, ferocious creatures are killing soldiers, aid workers, and citizens. Naturally, there’s a cover-up. Of course, a big multinational is involved.

But this book is hard to put down! I just finished it on Sunday, and it’s well worth a few hours of your time.