The Pawn

The abduction of his daughter sends Paul Van Niekerk into a spiral of disintegration until a chance meeting gives him hope. His quest to find out what happened to his daughter drags him through the corrupt underbelly of South Africa's apartheid regime. The Pawn is about the passions, fear and greed that drive men to unspeakable acts. It is, equally, about the triumph of love and justice. More

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About Ian Wynne

Ian Wynne has worked as a journalist, magazine editor and publications manager. He was a news reporter in South Africa under anti-apartheid newspaper editor Donald Woods (who was featured in the movie Cry Freedom). He became a news editor then magazine deputy editor before emigrating to Australia, where he has worked in journalism, in public relations, as publications manager of a large university and later as publications manager at Amnesty International Australia. He was also editor of their Human Rights Defender magazine. Ian currently writes fiction and has written five novels and a book of short stories. His first novel, The Pawn was set in South Africa during the apartheid era and won third prize in Australia's largest fiction competition. It was first published by Random House in 1989. Shadow by my side was published by Zeus Publishing in 2008, Gavel and The Seventh Vial have subsequently been published (along with his other works) online with Smashwords. His latest novel is due for release shortly.

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