A South African PI chases down a vicious ring of criminals in this mystery by an author who "captures Johannesburg's 'crazy boomtown energy'" (The New York Times). When wealthy Pamela Jordaan hires PI Jade de Jong as a bodyguard after her husband Terrance disappears, Jade thinks keeping an eye on this anxious wife will be an easy way to earn some cash. But when a determined shooter nearly kills them both and Jade finds Terrance horrifically tortured and barely alive, she realizes that she has been drawn into a wicked game. At the same time, her relationship with police superintendent David Patel is on the rocks, and things only get more complicated when his son is kidnapped and his wife is blackmailed. It soon becomes clear that the kidnapping and the attempted killings of Pamela and her husband are tied to a human trafficking ring that stretches from Johannesburg to London. From the New York Times–bestselling coauthor of Private: Gold, who "does a superb job of making the reader care for her gutsy lead while offering a glimpse at life in South Africa after apartheid," this is a gritty, gripping work of international crime fiction (Publishers Weekly, starred review).