Just another killing in a country where murder is a national passtime . . .
Wealth insulates Michael Lane and his family from South Africa's violent crime epidemic until trouble comes from within the high walls of their Cape Town mansion one night when his teenage son commits an act of unspeakable savagery. Lane, joining his wife in a desperate lie to protect their boy--a lie involving the sacrifice of an innocent--encounters no opposition from cops and courts burdened by chaos and corruption, but he sets in motion a bloody train of revenge and retribution that threatens to destroy him and everything he loves.
Praise for Sacrifices
"Smith is the crime genre's greatest tragedian and Sacrifices might just be his masterpiece. The downfall of these characters is especially Shakespearean." Spinetingler Magazine
"Perceptive, bloody and gut-wrenching. Another brilliantly crafted piece of noir from Smith." crimefictionlover.com
"Brilliant writing. A fascinating, very sophisticated and very dark story." Radio 702
"Violent and brilliant! It's Crime and Punishment in South Africa." Le Monde (France)