ABOUT

Dave Harvey was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1951.

He spent his early years in Linbro Park, a suburb of Johannesburg, on a small holding of peach trees, asparagus and rhubarb, exploring the long disused next-door cemetery, avoiding snakes and his grandpa's beady eyes. (and they were eyes that missed nothing).

From there the family relocated to a farm in Chingola, Northern Rhodesia (later Zambia). Given the farm was carved out of virgin forest, it was back to avoiding snakes and other denizens of the thick bush - but all good learning curves.

From Zambia the family relocated to Rhodesia (later Zimbabwe) and from there Dave attended university in South Africa.

Somehow it seemed that all of his school years were spent at isolated boarding schools, buried deep in the bush in both Northern Rhodesia and Rhodesia, which may account for a lot of his admitted quirks.

After the bush war, when Rhodesia became Zimbabwe, he emigrated back to South Africa where he now lives in Cape Town.

Retribution

Retribution Book 1

Hout Bay and Camps Bay, two suburbs along the beautiful Atlantic seaboard next to Cape Town, South Africa, become the setting of 3 childhood friends, now adults who, relocating from America thanks a dual American and South African heritage, establish their long-cherished dream business in Hout Bay, a short distance away from Camps Bay.

With ready cash from early investments in Bitcoin they pay for their business, their cars, houses and lifestyle up front, in full, using their profits. This in turn unwittingly attracts the attention of a family kicked out of Columbia by authorities cleaning up the drug trade. They re-establish themselves in Camps Bay, taking aim at the growing heroin trade in the Western Cape.

The Columbians believe the Hout Bay business is a front for drugs and therefore competition and an initial low-scale approach to establish their version of the truth escalates when abalone poaching is thrown into the mix.

Sucked into something totally at odds with their world, the Hout Bay dream is threatened by the Camps Bay drug and abalone world.

Because the Colombians have their own dream – a world of drugs, violence and now abalone poaching. They don’t care who gets hurt or what it involves to grow their empire. After all, they’ve been doing it for a long time and no-one is going to stop them.

Retribution Book 1

Hout Bay and Camps Bay, two suburbs along the beautiful Atlantic seaboard next to Cape Town, South Africa, become the setting of 3 childhood friends, now adults who, relocating from America thanks a dual American and South African heritage, establish their long-cherished dream business in Hout Bay, a short distance away from Camps Bay.

With ready cash from early investments in Bitcoin they pay for their business, their cars, houses and lifestyle up front, in full, using their profits. This in turn unwittingly attracts the attention of a family kicked out of Columbia by authorities cleaning up the drug trade. They re-establish themselves in Camps Bay, taking aim at the growing heroin trade in the Western Cape.

The Columbians believe the Hout Bay business is a front for drugs and therefore competition and an initial low-scale approach to establish their version of the truth escalates when abalone poaching is thrown into the mix.

Sucked into something totally at odds with their world, the Hout Bay dream is threatened by the Camps Bay drug and abalone world.

Because the Colombians have their own dream – a world of drugs, violence and now abalone poaching. They don’t care who gets hurt or what it involves to grow their empire. After all, they’ve been doing it for a long time and no-one is going to stop them.


Retribution Book 2

Cesar Quevedo aches for revenge but can’t wait. The Cape Town winter rains are starting, when heads will be down and buried under umbrellas. That will be the time he’ll be looking to strike.

Dimitri Alfieri is also wanting revenge, but he understands the value of waiting. In the meantime, he keeps digging away to unearth the Hout Bay secrets despite being warned off.

Drug money is missing, and Guido Alfieri sends two psychopathic killers with their reputation for unspeakable brutality from Bogota to Cape Town to find it, prompting an unlikely alliance.

Needing fresh abalone suppliers, Cesar Quevedo meets Melissa Samuels, a key player in the game and surprises himself when he succumbs to her charms. But who exactly is she? Abalone poaching is not the game where you want to be following your heart.

While the Camps Bay drug and abalone poaching empire spend their time plotting and scheming, the Hout Bay team show that actions speak louder than words and carry out an ambush with military precision against Dimitri Alfieri.

He learns a painful, expensive lesson that leaves him in hospital with a huge question mark. How would anyone know where he would be at a specific time and what he would be carrying in the boot of his car?

Did it originate from Hout Bay? Could it really be the mysterious Chinese triad with their cryptic messages who seem to know all about them? Or is there an unknown new player trying to muscle in on their world?

Retribution Book 2

Cesar Quevedo aches for revenge but can’t wait. The Cape Town winter rains are starting, when heads will be down and buried under umbrellas. That will be the time he’ll be looking to strike.

Dimitri Alfieri is also wanting revenge, but he understands the value of waiting. In the meantime, he keeps digging away to unearth the Hout Bay secrets despite being warned off.

Drug money is missing, and Guido Alfieri sends two psychopathic killers with their reputation for unspeakable brutality from Bogota to Cape Town to find it, prompting an unlikely alliance.

Needing fresh abalone suppliers, Cesar Quevedo meets Melissa Samuels, a key player in the game and surprises himself when he succumbs to her charms. But who exactly is she? Abalone poaching is not the game where you want to be following your heart.

While the Camps Bay drug and abalone poaching empire spend their time plotting and scheming, the Hout Bay team show that actions speak louder than words and carry out an ambush with military precision against Dimitri Alfieri.

He learns a painful, expensive lesson that leaves him in hospital with a huge question mark. How would anyone know where he would be at a specific time and what he would be carrying in the boot of his car?

Did it originate from Hout Bay? Could it really be the mysterious Chinese triad with their cryptic messages who seem to know all about them? Or is there an unknown new player trying to muscle in on their world?


Retribution Book 3

Consumed by thoughts of revenge for the ambush and being shot twice where it hurts so bad he can’t sit properly, Dimitri Alfieri plots revenge. But even he is forced to realize he needs solid evidence before his Uncle will move against “those Hout Bay people.”

He doesn’t know it, but he’s become a pawn in their game and when the stolen money is dumped in a very public space, Dimitri Alfieri becomes increasingly unraveled. Frustrated, he hires local gangsters to exact the revenge he’s looking for which backfires badly and worse, Cesar Quevedo, the abalone poacher who is his ally and friend, has fallen in love and is proving to be of little help.

But Cesar Quevedo has his own problems. The earlier killing of an abalone poacher to send out a message comes back to haunt him as an attempt is made on his life—that, in turn, leads to more deaths. The world of abalone poaching is not for the faint-hearted.

Retribution Book 3

Consumed by thoughts of revenge for the ambush and being shot twice where it hurts so bad he can’t sit properly, Dimitri Alfieri plots revenge. But even he is forced to realize he needs solid evidence before his Uncle will move against “those Hout Bay people.”

He doesn’t know it, but he’s become a pawn in their game and when the stolen money is dumped in a very public space, Dimitri Alfieri becomes increasingly unraveled. Frustrated, he hires local gangsters to exact the revenge he’s looking for which backfires badly and worse, Cesar Quevedo, the abalone poacher who is his ally and friend, has fallen in love and is proving to be of little help.

But Cesar Quevedo has his own problems. The earlier killing of an abalone poacher to send out a message comes back to haunt him as an attempt is made on his life—that, in turn, leads to more deaths. The world of abalone poaching is not for the faint-hearted.


Retribution Book 4

Benito Alfieri is expanding his empire. He has a new market in Central Asia, his abalone market keeps growing, his nephew Dimitri is doing a surprisingly excellent job and other than the regular Hout Bay irritations, the world from his office is looking good. Or so he thinks.

When small problems arise, he resolves them his way – kidnappings, torture, murder, and corruption make them disappear and so long as business keeps booming, and his empire keeps growing, he’s happy. But even a happy Benito Alfieri is a very dangerous man.

Dimitri Alfieri makes the mistake of allowing himself to be conned out of a large sum of money, all because he is desperately looking to pin his misfortunes on “those Hout Bay people.” When a chance conversation with his abalone poaching colleague Cesar Quevedo points him potentially in the direction of the person who stole from him, it sets him on a path of revenge.

That’s when the real Dimitri Alfieri emerges. One who is not to be underestimated. Thanks to the software genius of Dallas and together with a new alliance, “those Hout Bay people” have adopted a new strategy and in between rebuilding muscle cars, they take the fight directly to Benito Alfieri. It’s a dangerous move that will either see bloodshed visiting Hout Bay or will take a massive chunk out of Alfieri’s empire.

The unexpected arrival of Alfieri’s daughter from Colombia adds an entirely new element to the Alfieri empire.

Retribution Book 4

Benito Alfieri is expanding his empire. He has a new market in Central Asia, his abalone market keeps growing, his nephew Dimitri is doing a surprisingly excellent job and other than the regular Hout Bay irritations, the world from his office is looking good. Or so he thinks.

When small problems arise, he resolves them his way – kidnappings, torture, murder, and corruption make them disappear and so long as business keeps booming, and his empire keeps growing, he’s happy. But even a happy Benito Alfieri is a very dangerous man.

Dimitri Alfieri makes the mistake of allowing himself to be conned out of a large sum of money, all because he is desperately looking to pin his misfortunes on “those Hout Bay people.” When a chance conversation with his abalone poaching colleague Cesar Quevedo points him potentially in the direction of the person who stole from him, it sets him on a path of revenge.

That’s when the real Dimitri Alfieri emerges. One who is not to be underestimated. Thanks to the software genius of Dallas and together with a new alliance, “those Hout Bay people” have adopted a new strategy and in between rebuilding muscle cars, they take the fight directly to Benito Alfieri. It’s a dangerous move that will either see bloodshed visiting Hout Bay or will take a massive chunk out of Alfieri’s empire.

The unexpected arrival of Alfieri’s daughter from Colombia adds an entirely new element to the Alfieri empire.


When the Sun Blinked

When the Sun Blinked Book 1

A routine flight from New York to Cape Town becomes anything but when it is caught in a suspected massive solar event and crashes, leaving a handful of survivors.

These survivors are left dealing with the aftermath of the crash. As they struggle to come to terms with what has happened and the devastating consequences of the event, they have to find the answers to what will alter their lives forever.

The journey towards understanding is both more and worse than any of them could have foreseen.

When the Sun Blinked Book 1

A routine flight from New York to Cape Town becomes anything but when it is caught in a suspected massive solar event and crashes, leaving a handful of survivors.

These survivors are left dealing with the aftermath of the crash. As they struggle to come to terms with what has happened and the devastating consequences of the event, they have to find the answers to what will alter their lives forever.

The journey towards understanding is both more and worse than any of them could have foreseen.


When the Sun Blinked Book 2

As the awful truth unfolds, each day brings new challenges, hopes, threats and the dangers that wait in careless mistakes. These are brutal reminders of their circumstances, leading to their first death since the crash.

The discovery of a second crash brings renewed hope of a better-quality survival, but the arrival of a handful of former soldiers, themselves survivors of the same event, bring more challenges, threats and deaths.

When the Sun Blinked Book 2

As the awful truth unfolds, each day brings new challenges, hopes, threats and the dangers that wait in careless mistakes. These are brutal reminders of their circumstances, leading to their first death since the crash.

The discovery of a second crash brings renewed hope of a better-quality survival, but the arrival of a handful of former soldiers, themselves survivors of the same event, bring more challenges, threats and deaths.


When the Sun Blinked Book 3

In the new world the Survivors inhabit, they have barely ten square kilometres of space to live in. They are restricted by the huge wetland at the one end and nothing after the aircraft wreck they’d discovered.

All around them in the forest are predators and wildlife, while the sea contains great white sharks. With declining stocks of meal packs, they must focus on survival and how to find food and not falling prey to the omnipresent pride of lions.

They capture as much of life as they can while constantly remaining vigilant, always mindful that careless mistakes will cost lives.

When the Sun Blinked Book 3

In the new world the Survivors inhabit, they have barely ten square kilometres of space to live in. They are restricted by the huge wetland at the one end and nothing after the aircraft wreck they’d discovered.

All around them in the forest are predators and wildlife, while the sea contains great white sharks. With declining stocks of meal packs, they must focus on survival and how to find food and not falling prey to the omnipresent pride of lions.

They capture as much of life as they can while constantly remaining vigilant, always mindful that careless mistakes will cost lives.