The fourth star is the result of the last 50 pages. It redeemed the very slow pace of the narrative for me. I still feel that both the third and fourth book could have been merged and made stronger together than alone. Oh the perfidy of war and the corrupt scent of power and ambition. To go through all of the pain in Africa and to come home to a new government and to find out it has set the motion of genocide on its way is what saved the book for me.