Mixed Blood

Mixed Blood

A Thriller

Book - 2009
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An American fugitive hides out in Cape Town--one of the world's most beautiful and violent cities--in this riveting debut thriller that asks: Can you ever outrun your past?

Reluctant bank robber Jack Burn is on the run after a heist in the United States that left $3 million missing and one cop dead. Hiding out in Cape Town, South Africa, he is desperate to build a new life for his pregnant wife and young son. But on a tranquil evening in their new suburban neighborhood they are the victims of a random gangland assault that changes everything.

Benny Mongrel, an ex-con night watchman guarding a building site next to Burn's home, is another man desperate to escape his past. After years in the ghetto gangs of Cape Town he knows who went into Burn's house. And what the American did to them. He also knows his only chance to save his own brown skin is to forget what he saw.

Burn's actions on that night trap them both in a cat-and-mouse game with Rudi "Gatsby" Barnard--a corrupt Afrikaner cop who loves killing almost as much as he loves Jesus Christ--and Disaster Zondi, a fastidious Zulu detective who wishes to settle an old score. Once Gatsby smells those missing American millions, the four men are drawn into a web of murder and vengeance that builds to an unforgettable conclusion.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780805088755
Branch Call Number: FIC Smith
Characteristics: 304 p. ; 25 cm.


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Apr 05, 2010

A wickededly violent story of an ex-cop, the partner who's death he has vowed to avenge, and the woman he fights to protect. Set amongst the danger and putrefaction of Cape Town's slums and the gangs who run them. Fast-paced and brutal, this 2nd novel from Roger Smith will have you turning the pages as fast as you can!

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