Alwyn Pretorius is a Year 8 student and South African immigrant trying to find his feet in a Brisbane state high school. He is devastated when he gets news that his father has been killed while finalising a business transaction in South Africa. Alwyn and his family fly back to South Africa for the funeral.
Like many immigrants, he inhabits two worlds. Facebook keeps him in touch with his Australian friends, while he has to face situations that can never be posted on his wall. He meets the mysterious Mule Edwards and is propelled on a journey that takes him into the heart of the beautiful and dangerous Kruger National Park, on the trail of the murderers. Will he succeed, with the police at their wits’ end?