Normally a peaceful wilderness retreat, the Jackalberry bush camp has suddenly become a ghastly crime scene and Detective David "e;Kubu"e; Bengu is assigned to the case. Zimbabwean teacher Goodluck Tinubu and another tourist have been found bludgeoned to death, while another guest at the camp rumored to be a dissident wanted in Zimbabwe has disappeared without a trace.
With the local police unable or unwilling to provide much assistance, Detective Kubu must rely on his own instincts. But a startling piece of forensic evidence from Goodluck Tinubu's murder adds a complicated twist to the investigation, and Kubu has to work fast to solve a seemingly impossible riddle before more Jackalberry guests meet their deaths. "e;