Crime writer Roger Smith will be touring South Africa this August and September, promoting his new book, Dust Devils, which tells the story of South African journalist Robert Dell who must “become what he hates” to “avenge what he loves”.
Smith will be in Cape Town from the 29th to the 30th of August and in Johannesburg from the 31st of August to the 1st of September. He will conclude his tour in Durban on the 2nd of September.
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About the book
On the run after being framed for murdering his family, South African journalist Robert Dell’s only ally is his oldest enemy: his father. Bobby Goodbread, an ex-CIA hitman just sprung from prison for atrocities he committed whilst in the employ of the apartheid regime, joins his son on a bloody cross-country road trip, bringing his killing skills and his hunger for redemption.From picture-postcard Cape Town to a Zulu tribal valley where AIDS, savage feuds and poverty have left the population as gutted as the parched red earth, father and son hunt down assassin Dog Mazibuko, uncovering a conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of the South African State. They cross paths with another man on a desperate mission: ex-investigator Disaster Zondi, returning to the place he fled as a youth to rescue a teenage girl – who may or may not be his daughter – sold into marriage to Mazibuko. These men are thrown together in a spiral of violence and retribution in a country where corruption and anarchy have replaced brutal tyranny and human life has never been cheaper.
About the author
Roger Smith was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and now lives in Cape Town. Before turning to a life of crime writing, he was a screenwriter, producer and director.
- Dust Devils by Roger Smith
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