Jo Bannister returns to the Crime Club with a startling and sinister new tale of international intrigue, suspense and terror. In a colourful mosaic that stretches from the quiet country lanes of England to the brutal torture chambers of South Africa, Bannister explores the darker sides of world politics and the human psyche.
Joel Grant is an expatriot white South African who once fought side by side with his black countrymen. Two years ago he paid the price for his convictions – tortured at the hands of Joachim De Witte, head of South African Intelligence. Now, Grant has been kidnapped from his refuge in the English countryside but an agent of the South African government. It seems De Witte lies in a hospital bed close to death, and by a bizarre twist of fate his survival depends on Grant’s return to Pretoria.