Gun Dealing

Gun Dealing

by Ian Patrick


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This sequel to the action-packed 'Devil Dealing' depicts the ongoing search by detectives Jeremy Ryder and Navi Pillay for the evil gangster Skhura Thabethe, dealer in stolen weapons, drugs and murder. The secondary plot shows the detectives uncovering a link between stolen weapons and the local trade in drugs.

The two main plots unfold in strictly-organised chronological sequence over ten days until a climactic ending when the two plot-lines coalesce in a spectacular confrontation between the detectives and the two main villains.

Against a background of delicate emotional exchanges between victims of crime and the police, 'Gun Dealing', like its predecessor, explores the moral and ethical choices made by the detectives in their day-to-day confrontation with rampant and brutal crime in contemporary South Africa.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781517009267
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/22/2015
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Ian Patrick writes full-time from his home in the United Kingdom. After working as an actor, director and teacher in theatre, film and television, he turned to an academic career and for some years published scholarly essays in a range of international academic journals.

He believes that his years as an actor and director now play a modest part in his writing, as does his past experience in scholarly research. 'My fiction is based to the best of my ability on research and field work. I have to believe every word my fictive characters say, every action they undertake,' he says.

'I endeavour to make my fiction plausible and authentic. This requires exhaustive work and detailed research, and friends on occasion express surprise that it takes me up to a year of full-time work to write an eighty thousand word crime thriller. In my view, however, although it is clearly desirable to arrive at one's destination by bringing a work to publication, it is the journey that is the really exciting and enjoyable part of writing. I can only hope that readers will also enjoy the journey of discovering my characters and their foibles, their actions and their experiences. I hope, too, that they will inform me about and forgive me for any lapses in my work or any errors of detail.'

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