By day, Newshub's Angus Gillies is a mild-mannered, smoothie-guzzling news producer. But his alter ego is as the author of violent and hard-boiled crime fiction. His short novels Just Breathe and Boom and Bust reveal Auckland’s underbelly, as does his latest book, Good Cop, Bad Cop.
All week this week at the Spinoff Review of Books we feature writings from and about Ngati Dread - the amazing trilogy of books by Angus Gillies, a journalist who investigated the Rasta reign of terror in Ruatoria between 1985 and 1990. Today: an excerpt which recreates the weird and pitiless killing of a man on a sacred hill.