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A Taste For Killing

By Jon Zackon

South Africa.1961.

Danny is a young and idealistic newspaper reporter when he clashes with the corrupt detective Koos van Blatter.

Van Blatter is determined to take his revenge. 

And Danny is forced to flee the country. 

But he leaves behind the woman he loves, alone and vulnerable. 

Will she be the detective’s next victim?

South Africa. 1996.

Apartheid has fallen and the country is transformed.

35 years after he fled, Danny is determined to seek justice at last. And discover the truth about the woman he once loved. 

Travelling across the bleak South African veldt, the prey becomes the hunter. 

And a crime is about to be avenged.

But once a man acquires ‘A Taste For Killing’ it may never leave him. 

‘A Taste for Killing’ is a gripping crime thriller that takes the reader into the brutal heart of South Africa’s apartheid regime and the system that turned many police officers into ruthless killers.

‘Zackon builds an unsettling narrative which shows at a personal level the cruelty and injustice at the heart of apartheid, where the police are free to murder black Africans at will.’ The Daily Express

‘A chilling insight into the mean streets of South Africa.’ – Robert Foster, best-selling author of ‘The Lunar Code’. 

Jon Zackon was born in South Africa but spent most of his working life as a journalist on British national newspapers. He currently lives in the UK. 


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