Mia Sawan thinks her time with The Firm is behind her, as she spends her days selling art to a very wealthy clientele.
But when a Christian banker in Beirut is crucified and a 10-year-old girl in Azerbaijan is kidnapped, Mia finds herself once again at the head of a dangerous investigation. What is the connection between the two? And will she be able to find the missing girl before it’s too late?
Racing against the clock and unsure of her real enemy, Mia must rely on her own incredible instincts, a trusted mentor and a notorious warlord, until she ultimately uncovers a conspiracy far larger and darker than she could have ever imagined.
Devil’s Playground is a chilling, explosive and often heart-rending tale of human trafficking, violent cartels, the dark side of religion and the power of redemption.
Born at the bottom of Africa, I was schooled in South Africa (with an educational pit stop in New Zealand). After studying to be a social worker at the University of Cape Town, I decided it wasn’t for me and spent time in London working in pubs, mailrooms and once, as a cleaner in a cosmetics factory. Back home in Cape Town I worked in cocktail bars for a number of years before finally qualifying as a copywriter and I began to write ads for a living.
Fortunately that’s worked out better than anything else and I’ve had a very successful career, spending 20 years (and counting) in creative departments in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Dubai is the place I now call home, so I guess it’s no surprise my novel (a thriller and the first of a series) has a Middle East hero and backdrop. This is the beginning of an exciting journey, so if you love thrillers and crime novels I would love to have you along for the ride.
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