Something in Your Eyes/Babele
by Neil Sonnekus
Genre: Political Thrillers
Why does a world-famous woman ask down-and-out private investigator Harry Mann to find her missing daughter, Angela? What do they see in each others’ eyes? And why is anyone who has anything to do with Angela ending up dead?
What possessed concert pianist Hari Manze to accept an invitation to perform at Babele, a half-built luxury hotel in the Kgalagadi desert that is actually an ex-president’s vision of building a Tower of Babel up to his brother, Christ? Why has he prepared a feast for everyone who has betrayed him, and why can’t Hari help feeling attracted to that troublemaker, Siya Khoza?
Is there still a place for such notions as love, decency and democracy under these conditions? These are some of the questions Sonnekus addresses with his dark sense of humour and close-to-the-bone prose.