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Present Darkness (Detective Emmanuel Cooper, #4) Set In The Corrupt, Unforgiving World Of Apartheid South Africa, This Novel In The Detective Emmanuel Cooper Series Follows Cooper As He Faces A Test Of Loyalty And Friendship.Five Days Before Christmas, Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper Sits At His Desk At The Johannesburg Major Crimes Squad, Ready For His Holiday In Mozambique A Call Comes In A Respectable, White Couple Has Been Assaulted And Left For Dead In Their Bedroom The Couple S Teenage Daughter Identifies The Attacker As Aaron Shabalala The Youngest Son Of Zulu Detective Constable Samuel Shabalala Cooper S Best Friend And A Man To Whom He Owes His Life.The Detective Branch Isn T Interested In Evidence That Might Contradict Their Star Witness S Story, Especially So Close To The Holidays Determined To Ensure Justice For Aaron, Cooper, Shabalala, And Their Trusted Friend, Dr Daniel Zweigman Hunt Down The Truth Their Investigation Uncovers A Violent World Of Sophiatown Gangs, Thieves, And Corrupt Government Officials Who Will Do Anything To Keep Their Dark World Intact.


10 thoughts on “Present Darkness (Detective Emmanuel Cooper, #4)

  1. says:

    3.75 Went into this one blind for a group reading challenge with no prior knowledge of the author or the series and ended up enjoying this mystery crime novel set in 1953 Johannesburg in the heartless and unforgiving times of South Africa s apartheid Amidst police corruption a couple have been beaten and left for dead and the culprit identified an open and shut case Sargent Emmanuel Cooper thinks not I liked the interaction of friendship, loyalty, and trust between the detective and his two f 3.75 Went int...


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    Johannesburg in 1953 was full of corruption on all levels the division between the whites and non whites was as wide as it had ever been Apartheid in South Africa was in full swing and Detective Emmanuel Cooper was in the thick of it When the call came through about a white couple having been assaulted in the most violent of manners it was only five days until Christmas five days until the majority of the Detective Branch police were on leave for long awaited holidays.But the immediate iden Johannesburg in 1953 was full of corruption on all levels the division between the whites and non whit...


  3. says:

    A prostitute is kidnapped A white couple is critically beaten, and their daughter names two black students as the attackers, one of whom is the son of Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper s good friend Detective Constable Samuel Shabalala Cooper quickly realizes that the crime is simply too neat and decides to disobey his police boss by investigating on his own, especially since he owes Shabalala his life His investigation takes him back into the mixed race slum, where he was raised as a white A prostitute is kidnapped A white couple is critically beaten, and their daughter names two black students as the attackers, one of whom is the son of Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper s good friend Detective Constable Samuel Shabalala Cooper quickly realizes that the crime is simply too neat and decides to disobey his police boss by investigating on his own, especially since he owes Shabalala his life His investigation takes him back into the mixed race slum, where he was raised as a white kaffir Cooper is a superb and complex character, who seeks justice for those whom apartheid law has abandoned His mission is complicated by the need to hide his private life a mixed race, common law wife of a wealthy white man and their daughter Cooper...


  4. says:

    This author can certainly write and so far I have loved all of her books I have lived in South Africa and know the Johannesburg area well and be assured that her descriptions of the scenery and the atmospher...


  5. says:

    Present Darkness is the fourth superb instalment in Malla Nunn s Detective Emmanuel Cooper series This unique crime series, set during the 1950 s in apartheid ruled South Africa, has become one of my favourites, and Present Darkness is Nunn s best yet.It is a few days before Christmas, 1953 and Cooper is fast losing patience with his colleagues in the Johannesburg major crimes squad While the temporary transfer from Durban allows him to see Davida and their baby daughter Rebekah every day, he Present Darkness is the fourth superb instalment in Malla Nunn s Detective Emmanuel Cooper series This unique crime series, set during the 1950 s in apartheid ruled South Africa, has become one...


  6. says:

    There has always been a strong instructive element in the Emmanuel Cooper series Apartheid South Africa is a world that we know existed, even know some details about, but what it was like actually living in that regime, particularly when you re not definitely part of the elite Well that s where this series comes in.One of the great strengths of the books is the way that the world that Cooper and his compatriots occupy has been expanding This is a series that could be read out of sequence but There has always been a strong instructive element in the Emmanuel Cooper series Apartheid South Africa is a world that we know existed, even know some details about, but what it was like actually living in that regime, particularly when you re not definitely part of the elite Well that s where this series comes in.One of the great strengths of the books is the way that the world that Cooper and his compatriots occupy has been expanding This is a series that could be read out of sequence but will work much better if you can follow them in order The progr...


  7. says:

    Present Darkness is Malla Nunn s fourth entry in the Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper series and is an excellent continuation of the series.It s the 1950 s in South Africa and Apartheid has taken its vicious hold Detective Sergeant Cooper has managed a temporary transfer from Durban to Johannesburg for personal reasons The price he must pay is reporting to the angry, religiously fanatic Lieutenant Mason who applies the Apartheid rules with a vengeance.Cooper is called to assist in the invest Present Darkness is Malla Nunn s fourth entry in the Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper series and is an excellent continuation of the series.It s the 1950 s in South Africa and Apartheid has taken its vicious hold Detective Sergeant Cooper has managed a temporary transfer from Durban to Johannesburg for personal reasons The price he must pay is reporting to the angry, religiously fanatic Lieutenant Mason who applies the Apartheid rules with a vengeance.Cooper is called to assist in the investigation of the savage beating of a well to do white couple The couple s teenage daughter identifies Aaron Shabalala as their attacker Aaron is the son of black Detective Constable Samuel Sh...


  8. says:

    The fourth entry in the series featuring South African detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper brings vividly to life the rigid apartheid system in the country in 1953 Although those laws were abolished over twenty years ago, the author places the reader squarely into that reality, the dichotomy made very clear.Emmanuel has obtained a short term transfer from the coastal city of Durban to Jo burg His first assignment has him paired with Lieutenant Walter Ramos, fresh out of undercover work, in what The fourth entry in the series featuring South African detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper brings vividly to life the rigid apartheid system in the country in 1953 Although those laws were abolished over twenty years ago, the author places the reader squarely into that reality, the dichotomy made very clear.Emmanuel has obtained a short term transfer from the coastal city of Durban to Jo burg His first assignment has him paired with Lieutenant Walter Ramos, fresh out of undercover work, in what proves to be a very testy relationship The case involves an upscale white couple who have been savagely beaten and left for dead in their home, their Mercedes auto stolen The couple s young daughter identifies one of the culprits as a young man who is the son of Cooper s best friend, a man to whom he owes his life ago, but Cooper is certain she is lying When the boy has no alibi for the night in question, proving his innocenc...


  9. says:

    While the dialogue and description were in my view a bit melodramatic and clunky, this was a really interesting, and disturbing, novel set in the early years of South African apartheid The story dramatizes the deep racial divisions and legal separation of the races ...


  10. says:

    The Emmanuel Cooper books just might be my favorite ongoing mystery series The series started in 2009 with A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO DIE, set in 1952 South Africa Although PRESENT DARKNESS comes three books later, it is only one year later in story time.The setting is incredibly important to these novels Apartheid legislation started in 194...