Wake Up Dead

A Thriller
Product Number: EB00094907
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781429953498
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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An amphetamine-fueled thriller about a bombshell American widow on the run in Cape Town's violent badlands-from a writer being compared to George Pelecanos and Richard Price A split-second decision with no second chance: get it wrong and you wake up dead. On a blowtorch-hot night in Cape Town, American 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 fateful 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 remorselessly 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. With savage plotting and breakneck suspense that ends in a shattering cataclysm of violence, Wake Up Dead confirms Roger Smith as one of the world's best new thriller writers.

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Author(s): Roger Smith
Original Publish Date: Feb 02, 2010

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Author(s): Roger Smith
Narrator(s): Justine Eyre
Product Number Z100027539
Released: Mar 08, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400196296

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