SUMMARY: South Africa has a rich and varied criminal community. The Italians with their mafia connections, the Chinese triads, the Nigerians, the Russians, Koreans, Indians . . . not to mention all the homegrown felons. Still grieving following the death of her dad, her guiding light and an honest cop if ever there was one, Ellie McKenna accepts a mission to infiltrate Cape Town’s dark criminal underbelly. She knows full well that in her line of work the brave often end up dead . . . blindsided by a faceless enemy. Wilna Adriaanse’s Blindside is the
first of her novels to be translated into English, soon to be followed by its sequel, Endgame.
Wilna Adriaanse was born in 1958 in the Kalahari, but grew up in Worcester. Her most famous books are Met ander woorde(2006), Vier
seisoene kind(2010) and Dubbelspel(2014). ’n Klein lewe(2012) was the result of her MA studies in creative writing. She currently divides
her time between Botswana and the Boland.