Authors: Andrew Brown
Genre: Crime novel, South Africa
Publisher: Random House Struik
Imprint: Zebra Press
Cape Town, South Africa 2012
ISBN 9781770223776 / ISBN 978-1-77022-377-6
Softcover, 15 x 23 cm, 272 pages
A Muslim is found in a South African synagogue, mutilated in what looks like a ritual sacrifice, and Inspector Februarie is called in to solve the case. As news of the murder quickly becomes public, a storm of religious violence threatens to engulf Cape Town. Februarie, however, suspects that the case is not as clear cut as it seems. In his investigation, he must steer between Islamist agitators determined to spread unrest, shady security agents trying to trip him up, and a powerful church pastor intent on exploiting the situation for his own purposes. The story moves swiftly from forensic laboratory to drug house, from church office to street demonstration, as the case takes unpredictable and violent twists.