The finest novel yet from the undisputed king of South African crime writing.
A housewife running from years of domestic abuse. A bodyguard hired to escort a smuggled rhinoceros. A group of Islamic terrorists based in a quiet residential street. A secret government agency threatened with amalgamation within a bigger department. A retired policeman trying to get used to his new career in the private sector.
Each of these strands of a brilliant narrative is populated with superbly-drawn characters, and woven into a stunningly exciting drama by the undisputed king of South African suspense fiction. Not only a heart-pounding thriller, but also a love story and a fabulous kaleidoscopic picture of South African society, this is the finest novel yet from an author whose reputation is growing all around the world.
The shocking new thriller from the author of HEART OF THE HUNTER
The new South African thriller from the prize-winning author of DEVIL'S PEAK, 'One of the sharpest and most perceptive thriller writers around.' The Times
Set in South Africa, Deon Meyer's novel chronicles the 72 hours that Thobela Mpayipheli has available to deliver a computer disk containing extremely sensitive data across South Africa. If he fails, his best friend will die.