A guilty person is always his own hangman.
It’s ten years since businessman John Turner, his college professor wife and infant
daughter fled violence-
Man Down is both a harrowingly propulsive thriller and a meditation on moral ambiguity and the roles choice and chance play in the shaping of a life.
Praise for Man Down
"Smith, without apology, confronts the 'banality of evil' dear to Hannah Arendt.
He is a novelist-
"Man Down, a thriller about violence and guilt, takes you by the throat like a cat takes a rat, and the reader will emerge with a renewed fascination with Smith's kamikaze side." Libération
"Clever, dark and suspenseful." Huffington Post Quebec
"Man Down has both Shakespearean and Hitchcockian influences and yet has this inimitable fearlessness that only Roger Smith can muster. Read it if you dare." Dead End Follies
"This very dark novel, with its expertly constructed plot and apocalyptic climax,
uses extreme violence to portray a society where the boundaries between good and
evil no longer exist." Nord-
"Beautifully built, exciting-
"Very well written, the timelines are beautifully handled, and Smith can elicit suspense
like few other thriller writers. Genuinely gut-
"Sensitive souls should steer clear, but this very dark thriller hits the mark."
"Roger Smith doesn’t hold back: violence engulfs every page, breaking bones and families. The pungent odor of meth can't hide the stink of blood and fear. Quentin Tarantino watch out!" Jeune Afrique
"Excellent. With this book Roger Smith has reached the pinnacle of Machiavellian manipulation and cruelty and one wonders how he'll ever be able to invent characters more twisted and tormented than these." Unwalkers