By Ian Wynne
Published: February 7, 2011.
The abduction of his daughter sends Paul Van Niekerk into a spiral of disintegration until a chance meeting gives him hope. His quest to find out what happened to his daughter drags him through the corrupt underbelly of South Africa's apartheid regime. The Pawn is about the passions, fear and greed that drive men to unspeakable acts. It is, equally, about the triumph of love and justice.