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Icarus

Icarus

When Captain Benny Griessel is called into investigate a multiple homicide, it pushes him close to breaking point – a former friend and detective colleague has shot his wife and two daughters, then killed himself. Benny wants out – out of his job, his home and his relationship with his singer girlfriend, Alexa. He moves into a hotel and starts drinking again.
But his help is required to investigate a high profile murder of a graphic designer and MD of a new tech startup, whose body was discovered buried in the sand dunes north of Cape Town. Can Benny pull together the strands of his life in time to catch the killer?

(P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

On Sale: 27th August 2015

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781473614789

Reviews

Sharp and full of energy, his evocation of place and character second to none. The pace of the novel is breathless, yet Meyer never sacrifices authenticity or the quality of his writing. Crime, wine and a thrilling finale: a rare and unexpected treat.
Simon Lelic, author of <i>Rupture</i>
Deon Meyer's South Africa is laid bare in ICARUS . . . it is as glittering and hard as the diamonds his country is famous for . . . Meyer utilises the crime fiction genre as an apparatus to create a multifaceted, unsparing picture of his country
Barry Forshaw, Independent
Meyer heightens the suspense . . . The richness of the characters, especially the multifaceted Benny, elevates this above most contemporary police procedurals.
Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
Every once in a while there comes along a writer, an already accomplished storyteller, who grows into the stature of a great writer through one wonderful story. That author is Deon Meyer; the story he has masterfully crafted is ICARUS.
Thrillers4u
ICARUS places [Deon] firmly in the top international league. It's the fifth, and best, of the Benny Griessel series.
The Times
South African author Deon Meyer's Benny Griessel series is one of the high points of contemporary crime fiction, and the fifth title, ICARUS, is his best yet ... expertly engineered.
Laura Wilson, Guardian
Deon Meyer is not just South Africa's greatest crime writer, he's up there with the best in the world.
The Times, Saturday Review