The Torturer

Vladimir Volkoff

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THE TORTURER provides an unforgettable case study in the controversy over torture. The hero, Robert Lavilhaud (pronounced "Lavilio," he insists), is an incredibly idealistic young officer and a fiercely devout Catholic. He is devoted to the highest traditional ideals of military service and to the Grand Dream of what Algeria can become as a fully integrated, prosperous département of France.

After his military service is completed, Lavilhaud plans to marry and finish his graduate studies in order to settle in French Algeria as a professor of literature. As officer in charge of a unit that is charged with interrogating insurrectionists and terrorists, he finds that circumstances overcome his convictions. At the same time, De Gaulle reneges on his earlier commitment to keep Algeria French. Loyalists like Lavilhaud, the Harkis, and the four French generals who staged a coup in opposition to De Gaulle's volte-face find themselves abandoned. Lavilhaud becomes the fall-guy in the political turmoil and ends up serving time in prison. Yet in the end, there is new hope for him in the form of a totally unexpected visitor to his prison cell.

This is Vladimir Volkoff's last novel and it must have been a story very near to his heart, particularly when we reflect that he too was an intelligence officer in the Algerian War in his youth and a professor of literature before he became a well-known novelist.

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Vladimir Volkoff (1932-2005) was born in Paris, the son of White Russian émigrés. Educated at the Université de Liège, he was a member of the faculty of Agnes Scott College and taught creative writing at Mercer University. Known primarily for his espionage fiction, Volkoff was a prolific writer who authored the wildly popular Lieutenant X spy novels for youth. He was made a chevalier of the Légion d Honneur and won many literary prizes.

John Marson Dunaway has taught French and Interdisciplinary Studies at Mercer University since 1972. A native Georgian with degrees from Emory (BA) and Duke Universities (MA, PhD), he has devoted his research career to modern French religious writers and is author or editor of seven books.

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