Wake Up Dead

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Profile Books, Dec 9, 2010 - Fiction - 383 pages
26 Reviews

On a blowtorch-hot night in Cape Town, ex-model Roxy Palmer and her gunrunner husband, Joe, are carjacked, leaving Joe lying in a pool of blood. As the carjackers make their getaway, Roxy makes a choice that changes her life forever.

Disco and Godwynn, the ghetto gangbangers who sped away in Joe's convertible, will stop at nothing to track her down. Billy Afrika, a mixed-race ex-cop turned mercenary, won't let her out of his sight because Joe owed him a chunk of money. And hunting them all is Piper, a love-crazed psychopath determined to renew his vows with his jailhouse "wife," Disco.

As these desperate lives collide and old debts are settled in blood, Roxy is caught in a wave of escalating violence in the beautiful and brutal African seaport.

 

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User Review  - TiedGame - LibraryThing

Very good thriller set in present-day South Africa, which appears to be, if this story and its characters are any indication, nearly unpoliceable. Two other Smith Cape Town thrillers were published ... Read full review

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User Review  - norinrad10 - LibraryThing

This one is not for the faint of heart, Its set in the brutal world of South Africa and I am not sure there is a good guy in the whole book. A simple car jacking sets off a chain reaction with lethal ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
8
Section 3
14
Section 4
18
Section 5
26
Section 6
39
Section 7
55
Section 8
63
Section 17
126
Section 18
136
Section 19
141
Section 20
154
Section 21
168
Section 22
183
Section 23
189
Section 24
199

Section 9
74
Section 10
79
Section 11
84
Section 12
93
Section 13
103
Section 14
105
Section 15
117
Section 16
121
Section 25
205
Section 26
211
Section 27
219
Section 28
244
Section 29
269
Section 30
274
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About the author (2010)

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.

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