DEVIL’S PEAK begins with a prostitute telling her story to a clergyman. On her lap is a shoe box. What’s in the box?  

Inspector Benny Giessel has just been thrown out of the house by his wife. She has given him an ultimatum.  Choose either the booze or his family. He has six months to get sober and stay that way or he won’t see his kids again. Benny is a veteran of the South African police. He is one of the very few left from the days of apartheid.  In a force where the majority are young and inexperienced, a wise Superintendent realises the the value of a talented and experienced detective. With the support of his boss, Benny begins the slow, painful process of getting sober and staying that way.

Someone is killing people with an Assegai (tribal spear).  Many on the police force aren’t that bothered because the victims are child killers. Benny is assigned to lead the investigation. Realising this may well be his last chance to save his career as well as his marriage, Benny puts everything into finding out the identity of the killer.

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9780340822654
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Review DEVIL'S PEAK - Deon Meyer
Sunnie Gill
Sunday, January 11, 2009

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