This book is set in a near future South Africa where criminals are mysteriously bonded psychically to animals. Our hero, Zinzi December is "animalled" to a sloth. We get to be on the inside of 419 scams, we get to learn lots of South African slang, and we get swept along by the sheer energy of this book. A couple of times I got confused about what was going on but I didn't care. I read this book in 3 days (which is quick for me) and I recommend it.