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Peter Church - Writer of Thrillers

When a reformed hacker is called in to solve a businessman’s mysterious disappearance, the hunt quickly becomes deadly.


Young, bright and sexy, Carla Vitale has been handpicked to run Supertech, Africa’s leading independent engineering firm. Then one Friday afternoon in Cape Town, her dream is shattered. Her boss and mentor, Nial Townley, disappears, his luxury vehicle is found in a crevice at the bottom of Chapman’s Peak and $USD 20m is missing from the Supertech’s overseas accounts. Three months later and the police are no closer to solving the riddle

No job, no car, no phone, Carla turns to the one person she believes can help: software hacker turned day-trader, Daniel Le Fleur. But Le Fleur’s maintaining a low profile in Bantry Bay and he’s in no mood to ruin the serendipity.

A terrifying techno thriller that takes place in cosmopolitan Cape Town and immerses readers into the high-stakes world of financial crime, corporate fraud, and software hacking–not to mention sex, murder, and revenge. For fans of fast-paced thrillers and crime novels with a gritty, darker edge.

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“Smart, cleverly plotted.” – Jamie Liliefors, author of The Leviathan Effect and The Psalmist

“Impressively crafted and deftly original.” – Midwest Book Review

“Action, danger, a fast-pace and a really entertaining book.” – Colman Keane, Col’s Criminal Library

“Taut and lots of twists, but it was the characters that really made it work for me.” – Michael Sears, co-author of the popular Detective Kubu series

“Church’s characters are strong and believable, and the plot keeps the pages turning.” – New York Journal of Books

Peter Church is a South African fiction novelist renowned for the dark and racy nature of his writing. His debut novel, Dark Video, was published by Random House in South Africa and Australia in 2008, and delved into a sordid world of online video sharing. The was followed up in 2011 with Bitter Pill, a thriller dealing with the scourge of drink spiking on the local club scene. Bitter Pill was long listed for the Sunday Times Fiction Prize in the same year. Church lives in Cape Town with his wife, the artist Paula Church. He is a member of SA’s PEN association of writers and his short stories have been published in a number of local anthologies. Crackerjack, is his North American debut.


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