Dead at DaybreakBook - 2000
An antiques dealer is burned with a blow torch, then killed, execution-style - a single shot to the back of the head with an M16. The contents of the safe are missing and the only clues are a scrap of blank paper and the unusual weapon used, the choice of mercenaries, not burglers. Now ex-cop Zatopek 'Zed' van Heerden has fourteen days in which to fill in the blanks in this dead man's past - a past which only seems to begin in 1983...
Set against the backdrop of a society on the verge of breakdown, DEAD AT DAYBREAK spins the reader from the lush suburbs of Capetown, to a gripping climax in the searing heat of the Veldt.