Shelfari edited the description of Capture Thursday, June 21, 2012.
IN A CITY WHERE THE LINES BETWEEN RICH AND POOR ARE DRAWN IN BLOOD, THE TRUTH IS JUST THE LIE YOU BELIEVE THE MOST. As four-year-old Sunny Exley drowns in the icy waters off a luxury beach house, her father, Nick, smokes weed on the shore and her mother, Caroline, is lost in the arms of a lover. Hidden on nearby boulders, rent-a-cop Vernon Saul watches the child die and chooses to act only when it is too late. In the days following Sunny's death, gutted by grief and guilt, Nick falls under the spell of Vernon who presents himself as a friend in time of need. When the sinister Vernon's true motives are revealed, Nick is drawn into a spiral of manipulation and murder that leaves him fighting for his sanity and his life. PRAISE FOR CAPTURE "Roger Smith's books have convinced me that Cape Town may be one of the scariest places in the world today, and CAPTURE is no exception. It's filled with dangerous, flawed people and you care about even the worst of them. He's a writer's writer, master of the telling, cutting detail--and he juggles inevitability and the utterly unexpected with a sure and steady hand, guiding you through his city of dark delights." - JACK KETCHUM, 4x Bram Stoker Award-winning author of THE GIRL NEXT DOOR & THE WOMAN PRAISE FOR ROGER SMITH "Smith writes with the brutal beauty of an Elmore Leonard in a very bad mood. " THE WASHINGTON POST "Smith has a unique ability to plunge readers into his nightmare visions." THE TIMES "If you are a fan of George Pelecanos or Dennis Lehane, give Roger Smith a close look." BOOKPAGE "Smith's writing is astonishing." CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER "Roger Smith is the shooting star of the crime scene." RADIO EUROPE ABOUT THE AUTHOR Roger Smith's thrillers MIXED BLOOD, WAKE UP DEAD and DUST DEVILS are published in seven languages and two are in development as movies in the U.S. His books have won the DEUTSCHER KRIMI PREIS (German Crime Fiction Award) and been nominated for SPINETINGLER MAGAZINE BEST NOVEL awards. He recently published a novella, ISHMAEL TOFFEE. Visit his website: rogersmithbooks.com