262pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2005) 2022
Winner of the 2006 Sunday Times Fiction Prize.
"Andrew Brown deftly weaves the unpunished crimes of the past into the troubled fabric of the present in a novel that is part expert police procedural, part clergy for a tainted Eden. A haunting read." Margie Orford, author of the Clare Hart novels
"A beautifully assured whodunit ... The narrative segues between present-day and 17th-century Stellenbosch, until Brown bends the strands together like two electrical wires that flare up in revelation." Michele Magwood, Sunday Times
Practising advocate Andrew Brown is the author of the novels The Heist Men, Inyenzi, Refuge, Solace and Devil’s Harvest, as well as the memoirs Street Blues and Good Cop, Bad Cop, confessions a reluctant policeman, on his experiences as a police reservist. He lives in Cape Town.