Nominated for France's Grand Prix de Littérature Policière 2017
One of Crime Fiction Lover’s top 5 books of 2016
A dark tale of fate, revenge and violence in a country where wrong is the new right.
When the president of South Africa murders his wife in a fit of drunken rage he charges
his most trusted henchman, the bloodthirsty Steve Bungu, with orchestrating a cover-
In a seemingly unconnected case, Investigator Disaster Zondi (Mixed Blood, Dust Devils)
who, because of his criticism of the corrupt post-
As Louw and Zondi peel away layers of lies, hatred and festering secrets they reveal the connections that bind them, connections that reach back deep into the nightmare of South Africa's apartheid past.
PRAISE FOR NOWHERE
"The truth behind the Rainbow Nation facade: a searing account of crime and corruption
in South Africa. Peopled with engaging characters and peppered with both dark humor
"A compelling indictment of political corruption, this great novel grips you from the explosive first page." Nyctalopes
"Roger Smith's novels, like his country, are steeped in violence. A terrifying picture
of a post-
"Smith's brilliant new novel is written with a narrative propulsion that kept me
reading into the night. The plotting is superbly measured and lends an epic feel
to the proceedings. The characters are also among the best that Smith has created."
Martin Stanley -
"Nowhere is by far Smith's most intricate and byzantine novel yet, and also his most
satisfying. Great novel. Great author." Benoît Lelièvre -
"Like a double shot of espresso: dark, bitter, and leaves a burn. Highly Recommended."
Derrick Horodyski -