About

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Nick van der Leek is a bestselling author and professional freelance photojournalist residing in South Africa.  In addition to writing more than 50 books, he regularly produces features for GQ and Country Life.  In 2016 he was offered a publishing contract for a dystopian fantasy series.  More background here.

#SHAKEDOWN interrogates many high-profile cases. Besides unraveling incredible insights in their true crime narratives, the detectives search for compelling stories about the human drama – beyond the misery and destruction of true crime.

The search for justice must necessarily be a pursuit beyond the courts and the law, even beyond the court of public opinion.  In this sense, the authors plumb the ether for constructive insights that build societies and communities, helping us to emerge from the trauma of criminality and corruption.