Betrayed. A novel about dirty tricks in high places by John Gosebo

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Corruption in South Africa has reached epidemic levels and threatens the lives of all citizens. Global Financial Integrity (a research and advocacy organisation based in Washington DC) said in a report that South Africa had suffered an illegal outflow of R185-billion due to corruption in the public sector between 1994 and 2008. It is estimated that in 2009 government corruption totalled R70-billion (News24, 8 May 2012)

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Corruption in South Africa has reached epidemic levels and threatens the lives of all citizens. Global Financial Integrity (a research and advocacy organisation based in Washington DC) said in a report that South Africa had suffered an illegal outflow of R185-billion due to corruption in the public sector between 1994 and 2008. It is estimated that in 2009 government corruption totalled R70-billion (News24, 8 May 2012)

This book reads like a crime thriller. People are abducted. Others get murdered. There are betrayals and false accusations. There are gripping courtroom scenes and dazzling legal arguments, as Tom Triton wriggles out of his latest crisis.

He’s young and exceedingly wealthy, but as his adventure unfolds, much more is revealed than the twists and turns of an exciting plot. The picture of a country in serious moral crisis emerges to form the backdrop against which the plot is played out. Indeed it mingles freely with the plot. Corrupt act follows corrupt act. Fraudulent collusion between business and elements within the state is exposed.

Finally, the picture is unmistakable: Tom nearly becomes the victim of a corrupt system that he himself has helped to build. He is saved only by a brilliant lawyer and the loyalty of his father’s friend. Which way will Tom jump?

About the Author: This book is written under a pseudonym. John Gosebo is the pen name of a legal academic working at a major South African university.

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