When Captain Willem Pretorius, an Afrikaner police officer, is brutually murdered in the tiny backwater of Jacob's Rest, Detective Emmanuel Cooper is sent to investigate.

The local Afrikaners and the dead man's prominent family view Cooper, an 'English', South African, with suspicion.  Soon, the powerful police Security Branch take over the investigation.

Author

Malla Nunn

Malla Nunn grew up in Swaziland before moving with her parents to Perth in the 1970s.  She attended uni in WA and then in the US.  In New York, she worked on film sets, wrote her first screenplay and met her American husband to be, before returning to Australia where she began writing and directing short films and corporate videos.  'Fade to White', 'Sweetbreeze', and 'Servant of the Ancestors' have won numerous awards and have shown at international film festivals from Zanzibar to New York. Malla and her husband live in Sydney with their two children

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