By Deon Meyer
South Africa's preeminent crime fiction author, Deon Meyer is the world over acclaimed for his razor's-edge thrillers, unforgettable characters, and nuanced portrayals of up to date lifestyles in his local state. The 5th pulse-pounder starring Captain Benny Griessel, a lead detective in South Africa's precedence crimes unit, delves into the country's burgeoning tech and wine industries.
A week sooner than Christmas, a tender photographer discovers a plastic-wrapped corpse amidst the sand dunes north of Cape city. the one factor chanced on at the corpse is a useless iPhone, however it doesn't take lengthy for the police to spot the physique as that of Ernst Richter—the tech whiz at the back of MyAlibi, a web provider that gives untrue companions with subtle hide tales to conceal an affair. in the meantime, Benny Griessel is named to the scene of a a number of murder regarding a former colleague, and 4 years of sobriety are undone instantaneous. He emerges from his drunken haze made up our minds to hand over the strength, however the take-no-sass significant Mbali Kaleni, now his boss, wishes Griessel at the Richter case. The high-profile homicide has already been the topic of fierce media hypothesis, with questions swirling in regards to the power for reason: may well the culprit be one of many numerous jilted spouses? An aggrieved client?
Before the week is out, an unforeseen connection to a storied kinfolk vineyard involves mild, and Griessel's acceptance is back at the line. Mounting in the direction of a startling end, Icarus is one other extraordinary novel from the “King of South African Crime."
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