A dark winter's evening. A lonely smallholding outside Johannesburg. A brutal shooting.The murder of solitary divorcee AnnetteBotha appears to be a botched hijacking,just another senseless crime in the surge of violence sweeping South Africa. With his career at stake, newly promoted police superintendent David Patel is desperate to get results on this case. When his exboss's daughter Jade de Jong arrives back in SouthAfrica after an unexplained absence, she offers to help him with the investigation. Jade soon makes some troubling discoveries. Why did Annette hire a private detective a few days before she died? And why has the detective mysteriously disappeared? While Jade races to uncover the murderer's identity and his chilling agenda, she has her own secrets to keep ... but Jade's plans are shattered when one of her trusted contacts betrays her.The murderer stays a step ahead, planning his final coup - and this time, there'll be no witnesses ...
Random Violence is Jassy MacKenzie's first novel.
From Random Violence, page 135
Whiteboy found what he wanted at an intersection just beyond the town¬ship. A traffic light had been put up there; he didn’t remember it being there the last time he’d been in the area. There was a good chance that someone would be waiting for an unwary driver as the roads grew darker and more lonely. He drove for another ten minutes, choosing a wide circular route that took him around the area and back to the intersection. On the way he pulled over. He had two props in the cubbyhole of his car he was sure would be useful. One was a silky floral skirt. He’d found it at the house of one of the girls who’d provided him with a good night’s entertainment and taken it away as a parting present.
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