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"[A]t a guest house in the beautiful Franschhoek wine valley, a famous English mathematician is kidnapped and his two bodyguards are killed. It's clearly a professional hit, and the spent shell cases offer a chilling clue: each is engraved with the head of a spitting cobra. Meanwhile, in Cape Town, a skilled young thief is using his talents to put his sister through college. Then one day he picks the wrong pocket, grabbing the wallet of a young American woman visiting South Africa to deliver some very valuable and dangerous information. Before the day is done, five more are dead thanks to the Cobra, the sister is kidnapped, and the thief is on the run"-- From publisher's website
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2014
ISBN: 9780802123244
Branch Call Number: FIC Meye
Characteristics: 344 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Seegers, K. L. - Translator


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Jun 07, 2016

An excellent read - a great plot, well written, suspenseful with well drawn characters - I recommend it.

Only thing wrong with it was an idiot who had read the book before me & had added comments & underlined many passages. Mostly where the text was in Africaans. Anyone else so inclined should note there is a glossary of terms at the back of the book.
People should realise these are library books, not to be defaced. Buy the book if you want to write in it.


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