Of Cops & Robbers

"Of Cops & Robbers" is a South African crime novel located in the greater Cape Town area.
Nicol, Mike
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Title: Of Cops & Robbers
Author: Mike Nicol
Genre: Novel
Publisher: Random House Struik
Imprint: Umuzi
Cape Town, South Africa 2011
ISBN 9781415203767 / ISBN 978-1-4152-0376-7
Softcover, 15 x 22 cm, 320 pages


They come down the street in a baby-shit yellow Ford Granada, going slowly, checking out the houses. A whisper of exhaust smoking from the tailpipe. A growl like the pipe is rusted, holed somewhere near the box. Four men in the car, all wearing sunglasses. The driver's got on racing gloves, olive-coloured racing gloves. The thing about him, his face's huge and red, he's known as the Fisherman. The man behind him's leaning back, his face in shadow. A cigarette hanging on his lower lip. A cigarette he keeps there like he's breathing through it. He's got mad wild surfer-blond hair. The one in the passenger seat has his fingers steepled, but not in prayer or contemplation.The man behind him sports a rictus grin standard on his face, his arm's out the window, big glitzy rings on every finger. They rumble at a crawl down the street in their baby-shit yellow Ford Granada.The men are all carrying: Browning hps modified for screw-on silencers. Special issue for the job. The one with the rictus grin also carries an Italian stiletto, his weapon of choice. This one a nine-incher with a hilt inlay of mother-of-pearl. Very snazzy to his way of thinking. [...]

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