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Cobra by Deon Meyer
  

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

You’ve got to push through the bitty start, sort out the difficult names and allow the book to get going for then you are in for a great ride. The core is corruption. We are in South Africa but I do believe we could be anywhere. The solution is a nifty computer programme now on a memory stick and that is what people will kill for. We get two sides to this tale, the police enquiries with Benny Griessel and a young pickpocket who seems to have stolen the memory stick and whose sister is kidnapped. It is all very topical and frighteningly feasible.

If you like Deon Meyer you might also like to read books by James Steel, Margie Orford and Henning Mankell.

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Cobra by Deon Meyer

Why would a mathematics professor from Cambridge University, renting a holiday home outside Cape Town, require a false identity and three bodyguards? And where is he, now that they are dead? The only clue to the bodyguards' murder is the snake engraved on the shell casings of the bullets that killed them. Investigating the massacre, Benny Griessel and his team find themselves being drawn into an international conspiracy with shocking implications. It seems it is not just the terrorists and criminals of Britain and South Africa who may fear the Professor's work, but the politicians too. As the body count begins to spiral viciously, Benny must put his new-found love life aside and focus on finding the one person who could give him a break in the case: a teenage pickpocket on the run in the city. But Benny is not the only person hunting for Tyrone Kleinbooi ...Relentlessly suspenseful, topical, hard-hitting and richly rewarding, COBRA is a superb novel from an author who is acclaimed around the world as a brilliant voice in crime fiction.

Reviews

Praise for Deon Meyer ... 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 well told. Would there were more like it. - Spectator

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

About the Author

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.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

Deon Meyer

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Hardback

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9781444723755

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