Winner of the Barry Award for Best Thriller 
Winner of the 2009 ATKV Prize for Suspense Fiction (South Africa)
Finalist for the 2010 CWA International Dagger
Shortlisted for the 2011 Boeke Prize
Shortlisted for the 2011 Sunday Times Fiction Award
Finalist for the 2011 Macavity Award––Best Mystery Novel
Finalist for the 2011 Barry Awards––Best Thriller
FINALIST 2012 – Dutch Crimezone Thriller Awards
An unputdownable thriller from South Africa's #1-bestselling crime writer.
Some would call Detective Benny Griessel a legend. Others would call him a drunk.
Either way, he has trodden on too many toes over the years ever to reach the top of the promotion ladder, and now he concentrates on staying sober and mentoring the new generation of crime fighters — mixed race, Xhosa and Zulu. But when an American backpacker disappears in Cape Town, panicked politicians know who to call: Benny has just thirteen hours to save the girl, save his career, and crack open a conspiracy, which threatens the whole country.
A potent, suspenseful thriller, and a brilliant portrait of life in the country that will host the 2010 World Cup.