Apocalypse Now Now
Baxter Zevcenko is your average 16-year-old boy. If by average you mean kingpin of a porn-peddling schoolyard syndicate, and a possible serial killer who suffers from wierd historical dreams.
Baxter is the first to admit that he’s not a nice guy. After all, high school is a gaping, icy abyss and Baxter is not about to allow anybody to drag him down. That is until his girlfriend, Esm?, is kidnapped and the clues point toward supernatural forces at work. Faced with navigating the increasingly bizarre landscape of Cape Town’s supernatural underworld, Baxter turns to the only person drunk enough to help: bearded, booze-soaked, supernatural bounty hunter Jackson ‘Jackie’ Ronin.
On a mission that takes them through the realms of impossibility, they face every conceivable nightmare to rescue Esm?, including the odd brush with the Apocalypse.
“Lauren Beukes meets Neil Gaiman.” Wired