7 Days by Deon Meyer, just finished this and while it's the middle of a series I enjoyed the characters. An understanding of South African politics certainly would help as would a familiarity with the lingo. Overall a good book
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The seventh of Deon Meyer's crime novels. Interesting for their characters and plots and insight into the new post-apartheid South Africa. Set mostly in and around Cape Town. Translated from Afrikaans.