Bite of the Banshee

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The gruesome murder of human rights attorney, Dodie Katz, unleashes a hornet's nest of intrigue, controversy and nasty shocks in the lives of those connected with her. Friend and famous rap singer and lawyer, Abby Moeketsi, who has burnt her fingers as a post-apartheid civil servant, provides the insight. She has returned to the south-eastern suburbs of Johannesburg, slam poetry and uncomplicated friendships, but when Dodie Katz is brutally murdered, Abby's life becomes chaotic. With MK Makatini, and ex-super spy, Philemon Skosana, hot on the trail, this entertaining 'whodunit' contains plenty of surprises. Its quirky cast of characters are as trendy as 'Stoned Cherrie' and as 'new South African' as they come, including a disillusioned Cabinet Minister, a teenage drug dealer, a new age healer who specialises in 'sexual cleansing' and a journalist with a 'struggle Mama' complex. These characters link together in this rich crime plot that spans the political and global terrain of contemporary South Africa. When the teenage drug dealer Cornelius Wildenboer van der Merwe becomes suspect number one in Dodie's slaying, there are unanswered questions. Who is he? Why did he become the main