Crying Wolf is the story of the one million Chechens who, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, found themselves cast as the enemy of the new Russian state. Compelled to assert their freedom and individualism, they faced the huge Russian army in a one-sided war which destroyed their land, their homes and their families. This updated account also covers the role of Vladimir Putin in the continuing struggle.
'Reads like a gripping epic novel - at times bursting with action, at times maudlin and romantic. Her heartfelt descriptions of Soviet racism and the moral bankruptcy of post-Communist Russia are among the most powerful I have ever come across.' Daily Telegraph
'Bennett's passion for her subject is unquestionable, and she has a sharp eye for detail and colour.' Sunday Times