From the author of the acclaimed The First Rule of Survival, praised by Lee Child as 'excellent and uncompromising', comes Paul Mendelson's explosive latest thriller.
Apostle Lodge looks out over the ocean, an award-winning mansion built by a renowned architect. Stark and minimal, its black opaque windows hide a terrible secret. As Colonel Vaughn de Vries investigates the depraved crime committed within its walls, he believes there may be more than one killer on the loose, all with connections to a charismatic man who, as a child, drowned his sister and shattered his family.
And his work is not over yet.
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An excellent, uncompromising crime thriller made even better by its setting ... the story is two journeys in one, and I'm glad I took both. Lee Child
A jaw-droppingly brilliant crime thriller. Imagine The Killing moved to C ape Town and into the landscape of the hot and dusty African veld. Philip Glenister
The First Rule of Survival is an incredibly atmospheric, complex and dazzling debut from a thrilling and authentic new voice in crime fiction. Brian McGilloway