182pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018
Autobiography by Major-General Jeremy Vearey, Deputy Commissioner of Crime Detection in the Western Cape. Vearey grew up in Elsies River, a Cape Town suburb formerly restricted to coloured people. Recruited into Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the ANC, he was arrested in 1987 and imprisoned on Robben Island. When he was released in 1990 he served as Nelson Mandela's bodyguard before joining the post-apartheid South African Police Service. He is well-known for his work as head of the province's anti-gang unit.
"Dié boek sal jou ontroer, laat lag, laat kopskud en laat nadink, maar bowendal sal dit jour elke nou en dan laat vergeet on asem te haal. 'n Outobiografie wat in die riller-afedeling hoort." Nathan Trantraal, author of "Wit Issie 'n Colour Nie" and "Alles Het Niet Kom Wôd"
"'n Baasspeuder met 'n vlymskerp pen" Jacques Pauw, author of "The President's Keepers" and "Into the Heart of Darkness"