By Neville Herrington
Riveting historic romance laced with humour, political intrigue and violence opposed to the backdrop of the notorious Jameson Raid that brought on the Anglo-Boer struggle.
Caught up within the turbulence of the time is Brigid O’Meara, a gorgeous Irish musical corridor performer who arrives in Pretoria in 1895 to have an unlawful abortion simply to discover herself drawn into the intrigues of a bunch of British Uitlander sympathisers, who're making plans the overthrow of Paul Kruger’s Boer Republic. She falls in love with the charismatic chief of the crowd, a dealer who's smuggling guns into the Transvaal and working from a small, unpretentious lodge correct at the doorsteps of the Raadsaal.
The discovery of gold within the Transvaal used to be a double-edged sword bringing wealth to the impoverished agrarian economic system, yet including to the simmering clash among the Republic and nice Britain. while a burgher introduced joyfully to normal Joubert new gold reef have been chanced on, he answered, `You may do larger to weep; for this gold will reason our kingdom to be soaked in blood.’