• Ivre et pris d'un accès de violence, le président de l'Afrique du Sud tue son épouse d'un coup de lance. Sans scrupule, il ordonne aussitôt à son fidèle exécuteur des basses oeuvres d'organiser le mensonge qui lui permettra de rester au pouvoir. Comment-? En forçant un ancien flic à la réputation irréprochable à monter une enquête bidon accusant quelqu'un d'autre à sa place. Rien que ça.Pendant ce temps, l'inspecteur Disaster Zondi, relégué à des tâches subalternes après avoir critiqué le régime corrompu post-apartheid, est expédié en plein milieu du désert du Kalahari pour y arrêter un vieux suprématiste blanc accusé d'avoir tué un jeune Noir. Et au fur et à mesure que les deux enquêtes progressent et qu'un mensonge après l'autre apparaît la réalité de l'Afrique du Sud d'aujourd'hui, la tension grimpe et crispe les masques d'une humanité prise à son propre piège. "Un côté tarantinesque. Personne n'est tout blanc, tout le monde est damné chez Roger Smith.» Libération

  • Accusé du meurtre de sa femme et de ses enfants lors d'un attentat déguisé en accident de voiture, Robert Dell comprend qu'il est victime d'un coup monté par le pouvoir et sent que c'est à sa vie qu'en veut Inja Mazibuko, le flic et chef zoulou qui l'a arrêté. Désespéré, il s'attend au pire lorsqu'il est brutalement kidnappé par l'être qu'il déteste le plus au monde, son propre père, un ancien mercenaire de la CIA bien décidé à le sauver et à rendre justice lui-même. Commence alors une traque infernale à travers une Afrique du Sud où la violence côtoie la misère et l'archaïsme tribal. Dans sa quête de vengeance, Dell croisera le chemin de la jeune Sunday, prête à tout pour échapper au mariage forcé auquel elle est destinée, et de Disaster Zondi, ancien flic rattrapé par son passé sanglant. «Roger Smith, grande révélation du thriller sudafricain depuis Deon Meyer.»  Le Figaro Magazine«[...] le plus explosif auteur sud-africain du moment livre un portrait apocalyptiquement réjouissant de la contrée où les hommes-debonne- volonté-se-donnent-la-main-pourdépasser- les-divisions-du-passé...» Marianne«L'écriture incisive et rythmée de Smith est hypnotique.» Télérama

  • Pièges et sacrifices

    Roger Smith

    « En trois romans, ce natif de Johannesbourg s'est imposé comme une figure marquante du noir sans concession.» MarianneGonfl  aux stéroïdes, le fils de Mike Lane, un riche Blanc du Cap, vient d'assassiner la fille qu'il a ramenée chez lui. Pas question pour sa mère que la police l'arrête et l'expédie à Pollsmoor, une prison dont il n'aurait que très peu de chances de ressortir vivant. Sans vergogne, elle accuse le fils de sa femme de ménage. Faible, Mike ne dit rien. Quant à la police, elle est trop heureuse de résoudre le meurtre et marche dans la combine. Mais la femme de ménage a aussi une fille... et cette fille, elle, ne lâchera pas tant qu'elle n'aura pas rétabli la vérité. Dans une Afrique du Sud où les rapports Noirs-Blancs sont toujours tendus et où la police n'aime pas trop qu'on mette le nez dans ses affaires, l'histoire risque fort de mal finir... Roman noir empli de pièges et de personnages perdus, Pièges et Sacrifices est une toile d'araignée machiavélique.

  • Le piège de Vernon

    Roger Smith

    Alors que Sunny Exley, quatre ans, se noie dans l'eau glacée en face d'une maison de plage luxueuse du Cap, son père, Nick, fume de l'herbe et sa mère, Caroline, est dans les bras de son amant. Seul témoin du drame, Vernon Saul, un ancien flic au passé trouble et à l'enfance désastreuse, ne bouge pas. Il se contente d'attendre, puis, une fois la fillette morte, feint un bouche-à-bouche très utile à ses plans : Vernon est en effet de ceux qui entendent dominer et manipuler les autres, Noirs ou Blancs. Quelle plus belle proie que Nick Exley lorsqu'il comprend enfin à quel point il est responsable de la mort de sa fille ? Étude sans concession des mécanismes subtils de la culpabilité et de la douleur, Le Piège de Vernon décrit une société où les repères du bien et du mal n'existent plus. « Roger Smith [vit] au Cap, où il a rencontré sa femme, originaire du ghetto des Flats. On sait donc d'où parle et écrit le Terminator du polar sud-africain. » Alain Léauthier, Marianne« Dans cet univers redoutable, l'écriture syncopée de Smith fait merveille [...]. Le lecteur passe rapidement [...] d'un point de vue à l'autre avant que tous convergent dans un final apocalyptique. » Didier Hassoux, Le Canard enchaîné

  • Anglais Wake Up Dead

    Roger Smith

    On a blowtorch-hot night in Cape Town, ex-model Roxy Palmer and her gunrunner husband, Joe, are carjacked, leaving Joe lying in a pool of blood. As the carjackers make their getaway, Roxy makes a choice that changes her life forever.



    Disco and Godwynn, the ghetto gangbangers who sped away in Joe's convertible, will stop at nothing to track her down. Billy Afrika, a mixed-race ex-cop turned mercenary, won't let her out of his sight because Joe owed him a chunk of money. And hunting them all is Piper, a love-crazed psychopath determined to renew his vows with his jailhouse "wife," Disco.



    As these desperate lives collide and old debts are settled in blood, Roxy is caught in a wave of escalating violence in the beautiful and brutal African seaport.

  • Anglais Mixed Blood

    Roger Smith

    Reluctant bank robber Jack Burn is on the run after a heist in the US that left three million dollars missing and one cop dead. Hiding out in Cape Town, he is desperate to build a new life for his pregnant wife and young son. But on a tranquil evening in their new suburban neighborhood, they are the victims of a random gangland break-in.

  • Anglais Dust Devils

    Roger Smith

    On the run after being framed for murdering his family, South African journalist Robert Dell's only ally is his oldest enemy: his father. Bobby Goodbread, an ex-CIA hitman just sprung from prison for atrocities he committed whilst in the employ of the apartheid regime, joins his son on a bloody cross-country road trip.

  • Anglais Capture

    Roger Smith

    Tells the stories of three desperate people. A father who is broken by grief and guilt. A son still haunted by the ghosts of his past. And a mother, desperate to save her child. In Cape Town, these three are drawn into a spiral of manipulation and murder that leaves them fighting for their sanity and their lives.

  • Un homme à terre

    Roger Smith

    «Smith écrit comme un Elmore Leonard de très mauvaise humeur.» The Washington Post Cela fait dix ans que l'homme d'affaires John Turner et son épouse Tanya ont quitté Johannesburg pour s'installer près de Tucson en Arizona. Ils ont une fille de neuf ans et le couple prospère grâce à un brevet d'aspirateur de piscine. Le tableau paraît idyllique, mais ne l'est absolument pas-: John, qui est tombé amoureux de son assistante, veut divorcer. Tanya, qui déteste et son mari et sa nouvelle vie américaine, refuse catégoriquement et menace de le faire chanter.Le couple partage en effet un lourd secret-: John a été complice d'enlèvement et de meurtre en Afrique du Sud et Tanya, qui sait tout de l'affaire, pourrait facilement le faire tomber. John, bien décidé à recouvrer sa liberté, tente alors d'utiliser les grands moyens pour arriver à ses fins. Et tout semble lui sourire jusqu'au moment où les tueurs qu'il a embauchés commettent l'erreur qui change tragiquement la  donne... Dans ce roman noir d'une violence extrême, Roger Smith donne à voir les conséquences terrifiantes d'un désir inassouvi lorsque, véritable dieu vengeur, le hasard s'en mêle.

  • From the world’s leading experts on workplace accountability comes the most comprehensive study on the subject, revealing the cure that could fix low employee engagement in the workplace once and for all
    One factor, more than any other, causes the problems business leaders fear most. Lackluster performance, sinking profits, and unmet stockholder expectations all stem from one source: a massive decline in em­ployee engagement. Rather than blaming employees themselves for the decline, however, the Workplace Accountability Study reveals how to fix it: the secret lies with those who lead and manage our organiza­tions. To inspire employees to be fully engaged, men­tally and emotionally, in their work, leaders must first and foremost fix accountability--in themselves, their teams, and the entire enterprise.
    But how? To answer that question, Roger Con­nors and Tom Smith--cofounders of Partners In Leadership, the Accountability Training and Culture Change Company, and the authors of the New York Times bestseller The Oz Principle, the definitive bible on workplace accountability--have joined forces with three expert field practitioners. The resulting book not only presents eye-opening insights drawn from the authors’ three-year, first-of-its-kind Workplace Accountability Study, it also offers 240 proven solu­tions advanced by 120 successful leaders interviewed exclusively for this book. Their combined wisdom can help you solve every conceivable accountability prob­lem, whenever and wherever it pops up.
    Since one size does not fit all in today’s chal­lenging business environment, this official sequel to The Oz Principle provides an innovative, self-directed journey into accountability that enables you to tailor solutions to your own unique situation. Fix It tack­les the 16 Accountability Traits consistently found in highly accountable, effective people, teams, and organizations, and it guides you to the ones you need to fix right now.
    You will design your personally tailored path through the book:
    1. In Part 1, you create your Fix It Bucket List by taking the three-minute Fix It Assessment.
    2. In Part 2, you spend fifteen minutes reading about the Accountability Trait in question.
    3. In Part 3, you explore several tried-and-true solu­tions that will work for you, your team, or your entire organization.
    Fix It is destined to become an indispensable leadership and management resource for resolving any pressing problem in your organization. Whatever you need, from more accountability and ownership to greater engage­ment and leadership, this book will help you get the results you need. For more information, visit: www.fixit-book.com
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • This book offers a comprehensive overview of the purpose of history for psychology. Its purpose is to ask why history should be of concern to psychologists in teaching and research, and in theory and in practice. The future position of humanities subjects is currently highly debated on all fronts. Chapters focus on the arguments from psychologists, upgrade the precision and quality of discussion, and thus, provide a base for affirming the place of history of psychology in the broad field of psychological activity. 
    A fundamental question dominates the discussion. Is the purpose of the history of psychology to serve current psychology, rather than to contribute to historical knowledge - and to enter large debates about what historical knowledge means for being human? If the answer is yes, as most psychologists who come to the issues will presume, in what ways?  Are these ways philosophically grounded, or do the social and political conditions of power and funding in universities dominate the arguments? In this volume, the contributors demonstrate the relation between historical investigations and current practice. 
    Featured topics include: The history of psychology and its relation to feminism.
    The history of psychology and its relation to current research assessment and curriculum. 
    The history of science and its relation to psychology. 
    The metalanguage for psychology.
    Case studies of history in theory construction.Centrality of History for Theory Construction in Psychology will be of interest to psychologists, professors, graduate psychology students, and scholars in the human sciences.

  • Dysmenorrhea is estimated to effect upwards of 70% of women during their lifetime and "heavy menstrual periods" is one of the most frequently given reasons for hysterectomy in the United States.  Despite the dramatic growth of dysmenorrhea treatment with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSADs) in the 1980s, young women continue to go undiagnosed and under treated. The diagnosis and management of heavy menstrual bleeding has even poorer general understanding because of its more complicated etiologies. With a working knowledge of the underlying pathophysiology, all clinicians should be able to establish both the diagnosis and a credible treatment plan that will result in a significant chance of clinical improvement for most patients.
    This book addresses the pathophysiologic underpinnings of both dysmenorrhea and menorrhagia and provides clinicians with practical approaches to establishing the diagnosis, proven tactics for successful therapeutic interventions and dealing with the challenging atypical case, and effective patient counseling.  It teaches principles, including the role prostaglandins play in both conditions, as well as procedures, like surgical options and TENS, providing a balance of the practical and the esoteric.  The inclusion of patient education and counseling materials additionally increases its usefulness for the busy clinician. This is an ideal guide for ob/gyn clinicians, residents, and trainees caring for patients with these common, but often misunderstood diseases. 

  • Teaching and learning within higher education continues to evolve with innovative and new practices such as flipped teaching. This book contributes to the literature by developing a much deeper understanding of the complex phenomenon of flipped classroom approaches within higher education. It also serves as a practical guide to implementing flipped classroom teaching in academic practice across different higher educational institutions and disciplines.Part 1 of this book (Practice) describes the considerations involved in flipped classroom teaching, including the challenges faced in transforming teaching and learning within higher education. Further, it reviews the educational concepts on which the flipped classroom is based, including a selected history of similar innovations in the past. The final sections of Part 1 explore the tools needed for flipping, the design steps, assessment methods and the role of reflective practice within flipped teaching environments. 

  • Understanding of rivers and their sediments, both as modern systems and as ancient counterparts in the geological record, has progressed steadily but markedly over the past several decades, with contributions by practitioners in diverse fields of geosciences and engineering. This book contains 31 papers, with authors from 13 countries, who participated in the Sixth International Conference on Fluvial Sedimentology held in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1977. True to the nature of these quadrennial conferences, the papers in this book discuss a broad range of fluvial subjects that include the character of bedforms and sediment transport in river channels, morphological and sedimentological features of modern fluvial environments, modern and ancient avulsions, internal and external controls on the behaviour of river systems, and the facies and architectural organization of alluvial deposits.
    A specialist volume detailing the latest advances in fluvial sedimentology.
    Authorship includes the leaders in the field.
    If you are a member of the International Association of Sedimentologists, for purchasing details, please see: http://www.iasnet.org/publications/details.asp?code=SP28

  • Many nurses work as specialist practitioners within several areas of gastrointestinal medicine, including inflammatory bowel disease, stoma care, nutrition, endoscopy and counselling. There has been a steady increase in nurse-led services and gastrointestinal nursing is an expanding area. This comprehensive text lays the foundation by reviewing the anatomy and physiology underlying common conditions before covering the pathophysiology of clinical features, causes, investigation and management. Underlying this approach will be the specific nursing aspects of caring for patients with gastrointestinal conditions, covering psychosocial factors and issues such as the measurement of health related quality of life.

  • This topical book addresses contemporary concern with the interconnections between geography and morality.
    Covers both the geographical context of morality, and moralities in geographical methods and practices.
    Contains up-to-date case studies based on original research.
    Deals with controversial issues, such as problems of globalization, European integration, human rights in Nigeria, territorial conflict in Israel, and land reform in post-apartheid South Africa.
    The editors are well-published leading international authorities.
    The contributors are drawn from Australia, Eastern Europe, Israel, South Africa, the UK and the US.

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