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Icarus by Deon Meyer
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Icarus

Deon Meyer


ISBN 9781473614406


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

So w hen 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, w hose 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?
The Author

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

Thirteen Hours w as shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger and w on the Boeke Prize in South Africa - the first time in the prize's 16 year history that a South African book has w on. His novels have also w on 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. In2013 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.


 

 

 

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What makes Meyer such a national treasure - and as good as anyone in the world - is that even if you have no know ledge or interest in South Africa's history or present, his books are compelling page-turners. Politics and race are just part of the intricately crafted superstructure bolted onto the rock-solid chassis of a top quality crime thriller, driven by a writer with deceptive skill. - Books Live

Deon Meyer is a top notch plotter and has created one of the best ensemble (and multi-racial) casts of any modern police procedural series. - Shots magazine

The narrative is well-plotted, and the novel brings to life the rich and volatile diversity of contemporary South Africa. There's nothing flashy here, just a good story, very w ell told. Would there were more like it. Spectator