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Fiction: Mystery / Thriller / Suspense
Unabridged   16 hour(s)
Publication date: 09/06/2011

Booklist Top 10 Crime Fiction Audiobook Selection
Kirkus Best of Year Selection


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Audio CD ISBN:9781611745535
Digital Download ISBN:9781611745542


The latest novel from the king of South African crime writing is a pulse-pounding tale of diamond smuggling, gang warfare, and international espionage.

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A Muslim attack in Cape Town? Too far-fetched. It can’t be true. So why is the Presidential Intelligence Agency so desperate to intercept a shipment? Why is the CIA bringing in its big guns? And why, if it’s only a rumor, is it having such violent consequences—on the life of Milla Strachan, a former housewife who just wanted to live a little dangerously; Lemmer, a freelance bodyguard turned reluctant smuggler; and former cop Mat Joubert, who’s working on his first case as a private eye? Before long, the trail of death stretches from the Chizarira to the Cape Waterfront.

In his eagerly awaited seventh novel, Meyer moves deftly among a brilliantly rendered cast of characters—farmers, outlaws, gangsters, intelligence agents—and delves deeply into the people, problems, and landscapes of South Africa.


Booklist Top 10 Crime Fiction Audiobook Selection

Kirkus Best of Year Selection

“Vance expertly uses emphasis and pacing to capture the suspense of seemingly disparate story lines . . . [and] adds to the authenticity of the experience by supplying South African accents with appropriate touches of British and Afrikaans dialects.”

“Meyer demonstrates his superb gift for bringing together several disparate plots, striking characters, and vividly drawn scenes of contemporary South Africa, all roaring toward a climax with more than one surprise.”
      —Library Journal [HC starred review]

“Meyer’s ambition matches his execution in this brilliantly complex standalone thriller set in his native South Africa.”
      —Publishers Weekly [HC starred review]

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.