IMPRINT: Emma Stern
PUBLICATION DATE: 18/01/2016
Jack Rubin travels to South Africa, the land of his birth. He wishes to meet his father, David; they have not been in contact since Jack was taken to England at the age of fourteen.
On arrival in Doonesfontein, Rubin learns that his father committed suicide twelve months earlier. But Jack is not convinced it was an act of suicide. He vows to find who it was that killed his father.
Rubin's search leads him into a web of deceit, violence, corruption and disappointed hopes. He finds relief with a sexy African girl, but is drawn to the beauty and charms of an Indian girl.
The final resolution of the story is both surprising and violent.
Jack Rubin is a police officer. He is dismissed after five years, accused of accepting bribes. He sets up in business as a private investigator and soon finds that his main occupation is to collect bad debts and harass vulnerable losers. However, his luck seems to turn when he takes on Mohammed Ali Malik, a Pakistani, as his partner.
Rubin, an atheist from a Jewish family, is a totally amoral tough guy and womaniser, and Malik, a Muslim and family man, loyal, frightened of his own shadow, are chalk and cheese. Yet, in spite of deep differences, their partnership seems to succeed. They have agreed one rule: never to discuss religion - and always to make their own tea and coffee.