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The exhilarating debut political thriller from beloved BBC broadcaster George Alagiah
‘It was never meant to be like this. Sabotage, yes. Propaganda, yes. All of that and more – but not this. Not murder.’
South Africa has become a powder keg. Its precious land is being sold off to the highest bidders while the country’s corrupt elite pocket the profits. As the dreams and hopes of its people are threatened, frustration turns to violence. With the shocking murder of one of the country’s bright young hopes, the fuse is well and truly lit.
Conflict mediator Lindi and her childhood friend Kagiso find themselves in the heart of the chaos, fighting to save themselves and their country as events are set in motion that no one – least of all they – can control.
'A gripping tale of events spinning out of control in a country struggling to redefine itself' Guardian
'George Alagiah manages to give us the best of both worlds: an absorbing, pacy thriller with great political depth' Tahmima Anam
'Pacy and stylish; immensely gripping – what a read' Jeremy Vine