BEASTS OF PREY by Rob Marsh (Human & Rousseau)
Sonya Naude, Longevity Magazine, October 2009.
A body is discovered in the Kruger National Park and Russel Kemp, disgraced Special Branch operative now relegated to the Criminal Investigation Department at Phalaborwa police station, is dispatched to the crime scene. what first appears as a simple case quickly evolves
into something more sinister. Before long, the trail leads Kemp to crime and corruption at the highest levels of the South African Defence Force.
An appalling secret of the apartheid government is about to be revealed and there are those within the military who will stop at nothing to prevent him from completing his investigation. based on the subject of an official Commission of Inquiry this novel is a gripping page-turner, whose uniquely South African characters and setting make for fresh, compelling reading. Its also a brutal reminder of the evil men do, that government organisations that are supposed to
protect us, can sometimes be the worst culprits. I seriously couldn't put this book down and I eagerly await Marsh's next thriller.