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Thirteen Hours by Deon Meyer
  

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Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger Award 2010.

The finest novel yet from the undisputed king of South African crime writing. Benny Griessel - detective and maverick has just 13 hours to crack open a conspiracy which threatens the whole country.

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Synopsis

Thirteen Hours by Deon Meyer

They killed her best friend. Now they are chasing Rachel Anderson through the streets of Cape Town. The young tourist doesn't dare trust anyone - except her father, back home in America. When he puts pressure on the politicians, they know that to protect their country's image, they must find Rachel's hiding place before the killers.

Reviews

'South African thrillers arrive with racial baggage, and it's a mark of Meyer's talent to see just how well the issues are balanced with a smashing story. Imposing a strict time limit and a tight location on his plot, he ramps up the suspense to an unbearable degree. Best of all, his sharply drawn characters really feel part of the new South Africa, where loyalties and beliefs must always be questioned.'
Financial Times


'What makes this novel so outstanding is its setting... and Meyer's superlative talent for suspense... Above all though, this is a vigorous, exciting novel that combines memorable characters and plot with edge-of-the-seat suspense.'
The Sunday Times

'gripping and suspenseful crime novel set in a violent, post-apartheid South Africa'
Culture Magazine (Sunday Times)

'A cracking read from one of Africa's finest'
Shots ezine

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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Book Info

Publication date

1st May 2011

Author

Deon Meyer

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Author's Website

www.deonmeyer.com/

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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780340953617

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