by Wessel Ebersohn (Umuzi) ISBN 978 1 4152 0179 4
Yudel Gordon, psychologist at Pretoria’s C-Max prison, home to some of this country’s most notorious criminals, doesn’t normally let his guard down.
However the arrival of Beloved Childe, an American researcher, not only causes Gordon to momentarily lose his grasp of the situation, but it gives Enslin Kruger, the prison’s top inmate, a chance to set up a challenge for his future successor. Kruger who is on his last legs, selects two men he feels are worthy to take his throne, and it’s a race against the clock to see which of them can reach Childe and slay her first.
Gordon, together with the help of Advocate Abigail Bukula, manages to figure out what Kruger is plotting and it’s a whirlwind of fast paced action to get to the marked woman first.
I was expecting more from the ending however and it found it to be a bit of a let-down. This book is the sequel to Ebersohn’s The October Killings but reads well as a stand-alone story. A thrilling ride that will keep you hooked.
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