Roger Smith was born in Johannesburg and now lives in Cape Town. His debut thriller, Mixed Blood (2009), was published in six countries and won the Deutscher Krimi Preis (German Crime Prize). His second book, Wake Up Dead (2010), was a 10 best pick of the Philadelphia Enquirer, Times (South Africa) and Krimiwelt (Germany) and was nominated for the German Krimi-Blitz Reader’s Award. Mixed Blood and Wake Up Dead were nominated for Spinetingler Magazine New Voice Awards in the U.S. and both books are in development as feature films. His third book, Dust Devils, is published internationally in 2011.
TO AVENGE WHAT HE LOVES, HE BECOMES WHAT HE HATES
Framed for murdering his family, South African journalist Robert Dell's only ally is his oldest enemy: his father, an ex-CIA hitman with one last shot at redemption. Hunting the real killer, father and son take a bloody road trip into the heart of darkness, uncovering a conspiracy reaching to the highest levels of the State.Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
These reviews set the scene :
“Roger Smith is the master of the coolly-described nightmare.” DER SPIEGEL (Germany)
“Topping my list of favorite crime thrillers of all time.”
DAVE ZELTSERMAN – KILLER & THE CARETAKER OF LORNE FIELD
“An amped-up, page-turning noir.” FRANK BILL – CRIMES IN SOUTHERN INDIANA
“Noir at its most brutal and honest.” A. N. SMITH – HOT DOGGIN’ & YELLOW MEDICINE
Q: Why did you go indie?
Dust Devils is a hybrid: published in print and electronically in Europe and eBook in the U.S. I have been fascinated by the growth of the eBook market in the States and wanted to get in on the action myself.Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?Jim Thompson, Richard Stark, Elmore Leonard, James EllroyFind it on Amazon