Capetown detective Benny Griessel has some problems, he drinks and womanizes too much and his wife has tossed him out. Also, a very young, female tourist from the US has been killed gangland style, and to top that off, the husband of a has-been singer is also found dead. The tourist’s friend is on the run, the singer is drunk – as usual. Meanwhile, racism tries to rear its ugly head with Benny being assigned to mentor a new black officer.
This is a fast-moving and suspenseful novel from a relative newcomer to the field. Translated from Afrikaans.