Fiction. A group of tourists gather in Namibia. Some have come to holiday, others to murder. The travellers follow their tour guide Jono, a Zimbabwean historian and philosopher, from Cape Town into the Namib desert, learning ancient secrets of the Bushmen, the power of witchcraft and superstition, and even the origins of Nazi evil. A ragged bunch ranging from teenagers to retired couples, each member of the group faces a unique challenge as third world Africa is pitted against first world greed, thwarted desire and murderous intent. With the bones of consequence easily buried in the shifting sands, a holiday becomes a test of moral character. Unpredictable, flawed, fun-loving, courageous, bizarre, weak, kind-hearted and loathsome; the individuals in this novel exist beyond the page and into real life. Seamlessly weaving history and folklore into a plot of loss, passion and intrigue, the reader is kept informed and entertained as this psychological thriller unfolds.
Lisa de Nikolits is the international award-winning author of ten novels. She has been selected as a Chatelaine Editor's Pick and a Canadian Living Magazine Must Read. Lisa's most recent book, THE RAGE ROOM was a finalist for the International Book Awards. THE OCCULT PERSUASION AND THE ANARCHIST'S SOLUTION (2019) was longlisted for a Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of The Fantastic. Her short fiction and poetry have been published in various international anthologies and journals. Lisa has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Philosophy. Born in South Africa, Lisa has lived in the U.S.A., Australia and the U.K. She currently lives in Toronto.