What a wonderful story! It has a beautifully constructed storyline, and it is captivating to read. South Africa is obviously a country that Richard Mason knows well. His observations about both contemporary people and historical ones show true depths of understanding. Read this book and enjoy Richard Mason's research. He is fascinating about the country, whilst his fiction taking place within it keeps one turning the pages avidly. This is such a good book. I am so glad to have read it.