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Fiction: Mystery / Suspense & Thriller
Unabridged   10.75 hour(s)
Publication date: 10/06/2015


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Audio CD ISBN:9781622319664
Digital Download ISBN:9781622319671


South Africas preeminent crime fiction writer, Deon Meyer is internationally acclaimed for his razors-edge thrillers, unforgettable characters, and nuanced portrayals of contemporary life in his native country. The fifth pulse-pounder starring Captain Benny Griessel, a lead detective in South Africas priority crimes unit, delves into the countrys burgeoning tech and wine industries.

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A week before Christmas, a young photographer discovers a plastic-wrapped corpse amidst the sand dunes north of Cape Town. The only thing found on the corpse is a dead iPhone, but it doesnt take long for the police to identify the body as that of Ernst Richterthe tech whiz behind MyAlibi, an internet service that provides unfaithful partners with sophisticated cover stories to hide an affair. Meanwhile, Benny Griessel is called to the scene of a multiple homicide involving a former colleague, and four years of sobriety are undone on the spot. He emerges from his drunken haze determined to quit the force, but the indomitable Major Mbali Kaleni, now his boss, wants Griessel on the Richter case. The high-profile murder has already been the subject of fierce media speculation, with questions swirling about the potential for motive: could the perpetrator be one of the countless jilted spouses? An aggrieved client?

Before the week is out, an unexpected connection to a storied family winery comes to light, and Griessels reputation is again on the line. Mounting towards a startling conclusion, Icarus is another exceptional novel from the King of South African Crime.


International Praise for Deon Meyer: With Deon Meyer you cant go wrong. Hes a writer whose work I admire, wait for and then devour.Michael Connelly Meyer has a fine eye for people and places . . . [He] is a serious writer who richly deserves the international reputation he has built.Washington Post A defining novelist of modern South Africa.Independent (UK) What makes Meyer such a national treasureand as good as anyone in the worldis that even if you have no knowledge or interest in South Africas history or present, his books are compelling page-turners.Times Live (South Africa) One of the giants of crime fiction.El Mundo (Spain) Meyer manages not only to evoke a dense, gripping atmosphere, but also to create a finely chiseled panorama of South African society.Berliner Morgenpost (Germany) Classy, edgy writing, subtly plotted and beautifully balanced between fast-paced action, pungent social comment, and the process of investigation.Weekend Australian Master of the thriller Deon Meyer plunges readers into a changing South Africa.Le Monde (France) A John le Carr with a sense of humor.Weekendavisen (Denmark)

Author Bio

DEON MEYER lives in Durbanville in South Africa with his wife and four children. Other than his family, Deon’s 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. Deon Meyer’s books have attracted worldwide critical acclaim and a growing international fanbase. Originally written in Afrikaans, they have now been translated into several languages, including English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Russian, Finnish, Czech, Romanian, Slovakian, Bulgarian, Japanese and Polish.