383pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019
In Rudi van Rensburg's eighth thriller Carl Bester, the fallen ex-detective whom readers met in the novel Slagyster, makes his re-appearance. Bester, who fled after stealing money seized in a drug case is freed from prosecution and allowed to return to South Africa as long as he agrees to help solve a case of international importance.
"Met sterk karakterontwikkeling, verrassende kinkels en ’n aktueel gegronde storie, is Vloek ’n oeuvre-hoogtepunt vir Rudie van Rensburg" Francois Bekker, Media24
Rudie van Rensburg was born in Bloemfontein in 1951 and now lives in Cape Town. His novels include Medusa, Pirana, Kamakaze and Ys.