Icarus

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Product Number: Z100015992
Released: Oct 06, 2015
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ISBN: #9781622319671
Narrator/s: Simon Vance
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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South Africa's preeminent crime fiction writer, Deon Meyer is internationally acclaimed for his razor's-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 Africa's priority crimes unit, delves into the country's burgeoning tech and wine industries. 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 doesn't take long for the police to identify the body as that of Ernst Richter-the 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 Griessel's reputation is again on the line. Mounting towards a startling conclusion, Icarus is another exceptional novel from the "King of South African Crime."

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Author(s): Deon Meyer
Series: Benny Griessel Series No: 5
Original Publish Date: Oct 06, 2015

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Author(s): Deon Meyer
Narrator(s): Simon Vance
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Product Number DD17543
Released: Oct 06, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781622319664
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Author(s): Deon Meyer
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Released: Mar 11, 2016
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Publisher: Grove Atlantic
ISBN: #9780802190918

Professional reviews

"The sublime voice of Simon Vance enhances this fascinating story, Book 5 of the Benny Griessel series, which takes place in South Africa. Two compelling scenarios are dramatically presented and merge only at the conclusion. Vance inhabits vintner Francois du Toit as he tells his riveting story; on his property was found the body of Ernst Richter, the founder of MyAlibi, a company that serves those who want extramarital "adventures" without the risk. Listeners will learn that the alcoholic Griessel is back on the booze after a traumatic incident, and his reluctant partner is covering for him and heading the murder investigation. Vance skillfully re-creates South Africa's melodious voices and diverse accents as the police question multiple witnesses and suspects. The shocking climax is as timely as today's headlines. S.G.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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