Tangled Reins of Fate

The final tale in the Whitaker Trilogy

Bradley Whitaker returns to South Africa from England to assume control of the prestigious Chanting Clover racehorse stud. He hopes for peace after the demise of Colonel Solomon, the man who wreaked havoc upon his family and those they hold dear. But as the year 2010 draws to a close, the spectre of the Colonel’s vendetta looms larger than ever, threatening to engulf them once more in a web of treachery and deceit.

With the Colonel’s death, one would expect the end of his malevolent schemes. Yet, from beyond the grave, his legacy of vengeance lives on, casting a dark shadow over the Whitaker family’s newfound tranquillity. Who now carries the torch of this sinister vendetta?

The tranquillity is shattered when tragedy strikes close to home. Julie, the wife of renowned jockey Thabo Biyela, is murdered, and their young daughter, Zinzi, is abducted on the same fateful night. A desperate search ensues, but it’s not until a gifted clairvoyant lends her talents to the investigation that a glimmer of hope emerges.

As the hunt for Zinzi intensifies, secrets buried deep in the hills near Shongweni, in Natal, come to light, plunging Bradley into a perilous game of cat and mouse. And just when it seems the chaos cannot escalate further, the arrival of the Colonel’s suave lawyer son from Harare throws the family into disarray, as the true extent of the Colonel’s machinations is revealed.

In this gripping conclusion to the Whitaker trilogy, Bradley must navigate a labyrinth of deception and betrayal to uncover the truth behind his family’s torment. But with the Colonel’s will adding another layer of complexity to the already tangled web, Bradley’s resolve will be tested like never before.