Present Darkness

Present Darkness

A Novel

Book - 2014
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"Five days before Christmas, Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper sits at his desk at the Johannesburg major crimes squad, ready for his holiday in Mozambique. A call comes in: a respectable white couple has been assaulted and left for dead in their bedroom. The couple's teenage daughter identifies the attacker as Aaron Shabalala-- the youngest son of Zulu Detective Constable Samuel Shabalala--Cooper's best friend and a man to whom he owes his life. The Detective Branch isn't interested in evidence that might contradict their star witness's story, especially so close to the holidays. Determined to ensure justice for Aaron, Cooper, Shabalala, and their trusted friend Dr. Daniel Zweigman hunt for the truth. Their investigation uncovers a violent world of Sophiatown gangs, thieves, and corrupt government officials who will do anything to keep their dark world intact"--
Publisher: New York :, Emily Bestler Books/Washington Square Press,, 2014
Pocket Books 2014
Edition: First Emily Bestler BooksWashington Square Press trade paperback edition
ISBN: 9781451616965
Branch Call Number: F NUN NVD
Characteristics: 337 pages ; 21 cm


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sturgess Jul 23, 2017

Read this series in order.

Could a police officer this honorable have existed in apartheid South Africa? I'd like to think so.

Nov 27, 2016

The fourth book in the Detective Emmanuel Cooper series

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