Icarus - Deon Meyer (Paperback)

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 A gripping thriller from the leading crime writer in South Africa, now with a best-selling international reputation featuring his much loved detective Benny Griessel.

After 602 days dry, Captain Benny Griessel of the South African police services can't take any more tragedy.

So when Benny is called in to investigate a multiple homicide, it pushes him close to breaking point - a former friend and detective colleague has shot his wife and two daughters, then killed himself. Benny wants out - out of his job, his home and his relationship with his singer girlfriend, Alexa. He moves into a hotel and starts drinking. Again.

But Benny's unique talent is urgently required to help investigate another crime - the high profile murder of Ernst Richter, MD of a new tech startup, Alibi, whose body is discovered buried in the sand dunes north of Cape Town. Alibi is a service that creates false appointments, documents and phone calls to enable people to cheat on their partners. It has made Richter one of the most notorious people in South Africa. Can Benny pull together the strands of his life in time to catch the killer?

Product Details

Barcode
9781473614406
Department
Books
Released
14 Jul 2016
Content Source
South African
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Deon Meyer
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Series
Benny Griessel
Language
English
Number of Pages
400
Dimensions
198 x 129 x 129mm (268g)

Annotation

A gripping thriller from the leading crime writer in South Africa, now with a best-selling international reputation featuring his much loved detective Benny Griessel.

Summary

After 602 days dry, Captain Benny Griessel of the South African police services can't take any more tragedy. So when Benny is called in to investigate a multiple homicide, it pushes him close to breaking point - a former friend and detective colleague has shot his wife and two daughters, then killed himself. Benny wants out - out of his job, his home and his relationship with his singer girlfriend, Alexa. He moves into a hotel and starts drinking. Again.But Benny's unique talent is urgently required to help investigate another crime - the high profile murder of Ernst Richter, MD of a new tech startup, Alibi, whose body is discovered buried in the sand dunes north of Cape Town. Alibi is a service that creates false appointments, documents and phone calls to enable people to cheat on their partners. It has made Richter one of the most notorious people in South Africa. Can Benny pull together the strands of his life in time to catch the killer?

Fiction

General Subject
Crime/Thrillers
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Action & Adventure
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Crime
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / Suspense
BISAC Subject 4
Fiction / Thrillers
BIC Classification 1
Crime & mystery
BIC Classification 2
Thriller / suspense
BIC Classification 3
Fiction in translation
Library Subject 1
Cape Town South Africa - Fiction
Dewey Classification
839.3636
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

Deon Meyer's books have attracted worldwide critical acclaim and a growing international fanbase. Originally written in Afrikaans, they have now been translated into twenty-eight languages.

THIRTEEN HOURS was shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger and won the Boeke Prize in South Africa - the first time in the prize's 16 year history that a South African book has won. His novels have also won literary prizes in France, Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands, and the film rights to seven of his novels have been optioned or sold.

Deon has also written two television series, and several screenplays for movies. In 2013 he directed one of his original scripts for the feature film The Last Tango.

Deon Meyer lives near Cape Town in South Africa. His big passions are motorcycling, music, reading, cooking and rugby. In January 2008 he retired from his day job as a consultant on brand strategy for BMW Motorrad, and is now a full time author.

Visit the author's website at www.deonmeyer.com and follow him on Twitter @MeyerDeon