Beeslaar's partner, Sergeant Ghaap, is chasing car thieves and kidnappers far north in Soweto. He's not in his hometown either, and clearly out of his depth. A mother and son are kidnapped, and this may be his chance to shine, or continue failing dismally - no pressure. He also needs Beeslaar, now.
These two stories will come together, you can tell. It's initially a challenge to keep track of the different plots, but it does become easier, as the action builds. The characters are great, the plot is wonderful, the action is fast and furious, but there is just a little too much detail and drama, turning a pleasure into a bit of a plod, and slowing things down.
I did enjoy my first Karin Brynard novel, and I'm sure some readers will avow that they need the 500 or so pages, because they revel in every word. I could have done with fewer.