The book that everyone is talking about – and which was further sensationalised by the SSA’s futile attempts at quashing it; an expose on Zuma and his cronies in epic proportion. Before Pauw’s book many South Africans readily equated Zuma and his government with corruption. However, his book lays bare a multitude of previously unknown facts and details and names behind some of the suspected scams, and previously unknown levels in the operational web of corruption. He is relentlessly meticulous in his fact-gathering and naming of culprits. When it released on Sunday 29 October, Pauw went from highly respected investigative journalist to the nation’s hero overnight. This is a compelling and important book, the shock waves of which continue to ripple through our country.