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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (244 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Roger Smith Narrator: John Lee Publisher: HighBridge Company Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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, 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 break-in. M

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.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amanda Rohr | 2/16/2014

    " I loved this book. It kept me wanting to read more from the very first page. Every character he introduced there was a definate reason for and it made the story much more interesting. I liked how the whole book was not just from one point of view but from several. I thought this was was an excellent book!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Beth | 12/25/2013

    " very gory, not my usual genre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rob Kitchin | 12/25/2013

    " Mixed Blood starts at a nice quick pace and steadily gathers more speed, rattling and twisting along like a rollercoaster by the end. This pace, however, is not at the expense of plot, sense of place or characterisation. Indeed, Smith manages to pack an awful lot into three hundred pages and Mixed Blood is a masterclass in tight, taut and tense writing. Smith perfectly captures the troubled post-Apartheid politics and geography of Cape Town, its racism, poverty, crime and corruption. The characters of Benny Mongrel and Rudi Barnard are very well penned, as are their back stories. The only characters I had trouble buying into were Jack and Susan Burn, who seemed a little shallow and thin. Otherwise, this is a cracker of a story. The Cape Town tourist industry probably won't thank him for his efforts, but anyone who likes noir will thoroughly enjoy this dark tale. I'll certainly be tracking down his other books. One of my discoveries of the year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joanne | 12/4/2013

    " Fast paced, great writing, scary story. I recommend it. "

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About the Author
Author Roger Smith

Roger Smith was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and now lives in Cape Town. A motion picture version of his acclaimed debut thriller, Mixed Blood, starring Samuel L. Jackson, is in the works.