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Mixed Blood

Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Subject: Fiction, Crime

Mixed Blood

Roger Smith

Can you ever outrun your past? A corrupt cop, a jailbird and an ex-marine sitting on three million dollars in stolen cash find themselves entangled in this cinematic Cape Town thriller

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9781847656483 (12 May 2011)

About the book

Reluctant bank robber Jack Burn is on the run after a heist in the United States that left three million dollars missing and one cop dead. Hiding out in Cape Town, 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 break-in.

Benny Mongrel, an ex-con night watchman, knows who went into Burn's house, and what the American did to them. Burn's actions soon trap them both in a cat-and-mouse game with Rudi "Gatsby" Barnard, a corrupt Afrikaner cop. Once Gatsby smells those missing American millions, the men are drawn into a web of murder and vengeance that builds to an unforgettable conclusion.

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.


With its shattering sense of place and satisfying plot twists, this book will grip you from page one

- Chelsea Cain, bestselling author of Heartsick

Startling, vivid, frightening. A first-rate debut by an up-and-coming talent

- Eric Van Lustbader, bestselling author of The Bourne Sanction

An unnerving thrill ride that kept me on edge from beginning to end. Mixed Blood is a top-notch debut thriller

- Phillip Margolin, NewYork Times bestselling author of Executive Privilege

A gripping thriller that follows believable (if sometimes grotesque) characters along a desperate rush to ruin. Highly recommended.

- Library Journal

Smith does an outstanding job of bringing Cape Town to life, taking us through the twists and turns of the local criminal world and the confusing labyrinth of racial identity in post-apartheid South Africa.

- Kirkus Reviews

Additional Information

Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Subject: Fiction, Crime

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