If you love intelligent thrillers, you will not be disappointed by the complex plot with unexpected twists set against the backdrop of the new South Africa, with all its mystery, beauty, and unfathomable contradictions. Captain Blake plunges into a twilight world of inexplicable accidents, mail-order brides, music, madness, and murder. In the shadow of Table Mountain, the city streets appear familiar yet dreamlike. His mission is to trace his attackers, but Blake soon finds himself side-tracked by the cold-blooded execution of a prominent Cape Town attorney. As the investigation races toward its climax, Blakes sense of dissociation intensifies, and it becomes clear that he is struggling, not only to catch a killer, but also to reclaim his sanity, as well as his very life.
John Caulfield, a former criminal lawyer who practiced in South Africa, brings know-how to the investigation procedures and makes the story real and believable. This is his second mystery book; the first one, The Atom Heart Murders, was a winner of the United Kingdom's Writers' Forum writing contest.