279pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2023
Thriller set in the Namib desert. Diamond smuggler Barra Nel contends with murderers, extortionists and Nazi researchers whose experiments go awry and unleash monstrosities.
Zirk van den Berg was born in Walvis Bay and grew up in the Cape. His novel, 'n Ander Mens (2013), was awarded the kykNET- Rapport prize in the film category. The film was released in 2019. In 2020 he was awarded the WA Hofmeyr Prize for his novel Ek Wens, Ek Wens. His novels include Die Vertes In, Een of Ander Held and Die Onsigbare Pou. He lives in New Zealand.