The second installment in Peter Church's Dark Web TrilogyA minibus taxi flipping spectacularly on its head; two teenagers engaged in forbidden sex in a shopping-mall rest room; a raunchy table dance in a Cape Town strip club. How are these scenes connected to a beautiful young woman running through a forest near the university early on a Sunday morning?
Alistair Morgan is the key. A gifted law student with a glittering career in the offing, Alistair seems to have it all: looks, charm and money. But his privileged lifestyle is about to be turned upside down as he is lured deeper and deeper into the sinister online world of Dark Video, where reality blurs and morals unravel.
Toggling between the urban landscape of Africa’s southern tip and Seattle, Washington in the mid- to late-2000s, just as YouTube and other video sharing sites were getting started, Dark Video explores the most disturbing and darkest corners of the digital world, where some people will pay for unimaginable videos and others make money in the most depraved way possible.
“Church paces his novel fast enough to keep readers turning pages, asking us to slide down the same slippery slope as his characters […] [H]ow big is the jump from reading about fictional characters, to watching fictional characters, to watching real people suffer acts of violence? If someone with a camera happens to be there when it happens, what’s the harm?
Church may not provide an answer, but he does explore the world in which it can happen, bringing his readers along for the ride.” —New York Journal of Books
This story of crime gangs, intrigues and tensions makes you read to the end!" —Sarie Magazine (South Africa)