IT'S BOILING IN THE TOWNSHIPS OF THE MOTHER CITY
The heat is oppressive in Cape Town and the drinking water is running out. A series of brutal murders shake the Cape of Good Hope. The tension boils over when the body of a young tourist is found in the middle of the idyllic national park.
Captain Pieter Strauss of the "De Valke" special unit must catch the murderer before there can be another victim. Are these gruesome crimes connected to the ancient superstition of the Rain Queen, who demands victims in times of drought? Or is there something else behind it?
Pieter and his old friend Nick Aquilina quickly get caught up in a vortex that pulls them deep into the merciless world of the townships and entangles them in the machinations of unscrupulous, large corporations. A fierce battle breaks out over the urgent need for drinking water, and all the while the murderer hunts for his next victim.
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About the Author
Born in the Nibelungen city of Worms, Joyce Summer has been fascinated by stories and legends since childhood. What could be more natural than to devote herself entirely to writing at some point? After years of working as a manager in various banks and large corporations, she knows enough about politics and intrigue: so it was not difficult for Joyce to leave this life behind and go on a murder hunt with paper and pen. "In my previous job, you had to be prepared for someone to stick a knife in your back. In that case, I'd rather live out my own murderous desires and fantasies in beautiful crime novels - and I can give my readers a treat as well."