We have updated our Privacy Policy Please take a moment to review it. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the terms of our updated Privacy Policy.


Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781529375589

Price: £22

ON SALE: 10th October 2024

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

Disclosure: If you buy products using the retailer buttons above, we may earn a commission from the retailers you visit.

‘Unquestionably the supremo of South African crime-writing fiction’ – Peter James

Benny Griessel and Vaughn Cupido are languishing in Stellenbosch. Run-of-the-mill police work in the leafy university town is a far cry from their previous life in the elite HAWKS. But when a student is found dead on a mountain trail, the two detectives find themselves trying to unpick a stubbornly difficult mystery.
In the north of the country, meanwhile, a beautiful wildlife guide is recruited by a group of special forces soldiers to act as a honeytrap, part a dangerous multi-million-dollar heist that goes tragically wrong. Then back in Stellenbosch, a local businessman is found murdered in what looks like a professional hit – suffocated by fast-action filler foam sprayed down his throat. A message to keep silent – but about what?
You need a cool head to unravel it all, because sadly, the thieves and criminals are as likely to be in government – or even the police – as on the streets. You need to stay calm, focused – and sober. Benny may be sober these days, but he’s not feeling calm. Solving this puzzle is turning into a deadly race against time and there’s another date that’s coming towards him like an express train. Alexa has fixed the date for their wedding. Big trouble, on every front.