Hitmen for Hire
Mark Shaw, author of Hitmen for Hire, says the South African state has become entangled in the underworld
Mark Shaw talks about delving into South Africa’s underworld in his new book, Hitmen for Hire.
Hitmen for Hire by Mark Shaw debunks the myth that assassinations and political killings belong to South Africa’s past.
Marianne Thamm has reviewed Mark Shaw’s new book Hitmen for Hire: Exposing South Africa’s Underworld for the Daily Maverick.
The price of a life? Anything from R5,000 upwards: Read an excerpt from Hitmen for Hire by Mark Shaw
In Hitmen for Hire, author Mark Shaw takes the reader on a journey like no other, navigating a world of South Africa’s hitmen, informers, rogue policemen, taxi bosses, gang leaders and crooked businessmen.
When you next sit down at your local coffee shop, look around you: there may just be a professional hitman sitting at the next table. As author Mark Shaw reveals in this highly original and informative book, the ‘upper world’ sails perilously close to the underworld.