Kerry Harrison

Hold The Line

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1981 and the Allblacks are due to play the Springboks from apartheid South Africa. A well organised protest movement pitches against a nation of die-hard rugby supporters. Despite growing public protest and possible civil unrest, the Government and Rugby Union are adamant the tour will proceed. Beth returns from London. Her World War 2 veteran father is a rugby fanatic. Her brother is ptrotesting against the tour, violently in the streets. She studies law and meets Viktor who, unknown to her, is a member of the notorious Police Red Squad. What will happen to their polarised relationship in a country where the very survival of civil order is at risk?

In this fast-paced novel, the nuances and tensions of the infamous 1981 Springbok Tour are probed and laid bare.


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