When Captain Kassie Kasselman of Newlands SAPD starts investigating a missing ex-colleague, it’s quickly clear that more is going on than a simple drug-related disappearance. It somehow seems linked to the kidnapping that has struck his colleague Rooi Els’ wife’s place of work, a curio shop. From the Cape ganglands to Kruger’s rhino poachers, from a grisly smallholding to the glitz of the diplomatic world, Kassie has to feel his way quickly but carefully – or Rooi Els’ wife is fish food. Afrikaans readers have grown to love anti-hero Captain Kassie Kasselman since Rudie van Rensburg’s first crime novel, Slagyster (2013). His unique style of detective story, with a strong focus not only on the investigation but also on the criminals in question, creating a complex and satisfying web of motives and plot, is now available in English for the first time.