Gardners A child's mutilated body is discovered in a ditch. Three people - detective Harry Mason, his police partner Jacob, and British reporter Nina Reading - are conducting their own investigations. Their discoveries unite and lead them ever deeper into an awesome underworld in the slums of Hillbrow, where criminal money and fear reign supreme.
Blackwell North Amer After a child's mutilated body is discovered in a ditch, detective Harry Mason needs to discover whether this gruesome death is the work of a serial murderer or a muti killer butchering children to make powerful 'medicine' from their body parts. His police partner, Jacob Tshabalala, is forced to reconsider his beliefs as both a tribesman and a cop, and becomes increasingly convinced that this time they are dealing with a genuine witch - perhaps one powerful enough to subvert the investigation itself. The two friends' relationship deteriorates as the case progresses and cultural tensions grow between them. They are still no closer to identifying the killer when a second murder occurs. Meanwhile a young British reporter, Nina Reading, has been conducting her own investigation into slave-trafficking, thus putting herself in deadly danger. Harry's discoveries and Nina's revelations unite and lead them ever deeper into a chilling spiritual underworld in the slums of Hillbrow, where money, superstition and fear reign supreme. But their enemies will stop at nothing to protect their bloody harvests.