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Shepherds and Butchers by Chris Marnewick
  

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South Africa, 1987. Apartheid. When Leon, a white 19-year-old prison guard working on death row commits an inexplicable act of violence, killing seven black men in a hail of bullets, the outcome of the trial - and the court's sentence - seems a foregone conclusion. Hotshot lawyer John Weber reluctantly takes on the seemingly unwinnable case. Inspired by true events, this is the story that puts the death penalty on trial and changes history.

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Synopsis

Shepherds and Butchers by Chris Marnewick

THE GRIPPING NEW DRAMA AS SEEN ON NETFLIX. A passionate opponent of the death penalty, John discovers that young Leon worked on death row in the nation's most notorious prison, under traumatic conditions: befriending the inmates over the years while having to assist their eventual execution.

As the court hearings progress, the case offers John the opportunity to put the entire system of legally sanctioned murder on trial. How can one man take such a dual role of friend and executioner, becoming both shepherd and butcher?

About the Author

Chris Marnewick is a senior advocate practicing in Durban, South Africa. He wrote on litigation skills and has taught the subject in both New Zealand and South Africa. His first book was Shepherds & Butchers, first published in South Africa in 2008. The book was shortlisted for the M-Net Literary Award and the Commonwealth Writer's Prize (Africa region) and won the University of Johannesburg Prize.

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Publication date

20th April 2017

Author

Chris Marnewick

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Publisher

Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9781784753436

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