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Thirteen Hours

3 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Deon Meyer

In South African author Meyer's impressive second thriller to feature Cape Town Det. Insp. Benny Griessel (after Devil's Peak), which spans just 13 hours in a single day, Benny lands a pair of explosive cases: the gang slaying of an American … see full wiki

Author: Deon Meyer
Genre: Suspense
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
3 reviews about Thirteen Hours
review by . September 12, 2010
Did you ever read a book that got your adrenalin going? Well, Deon Meyer has given us such a book with Thirteen Hours! Seriously, readers, if you haven't read him yet, well, you are missing one of the best authors around!     This thriller has a number of different storylines running simultaneously. Set in South Africa, readers are swiftly taken from scene to scene to help us get into the mind of Benny Griessel, a homicide detective who had a "bad feeling" right from the start …
review by . August 07, 2010
This is the first crime novel I've read by South African author Deon Meyer but it won't be the last. Thirteen Hours is one of those rare thrillers that, started, you don't want to put down until finished. And once done, you wish you could start it anew. The setting (Cape Town, South Africa), plot (it's a police procedural, not a one-man quest) and characters are different than in Lee Childs's action-filled Jack Reacher novels --for one thing, Meyer's hero isn't invincible and Jack Reacher almost …
review by . October 16, 2010
Cape Town cop Benny Griessel is back for his second appearance - separated from his wife and six months sober - in a story that encompasses 13 hours and two sensational (i.e. white) murder cases.    But Griessel is in an awkward position. With no real position or cases of his own he is assigned to "mentor" inexperienced new detectives from various racial identities who increasingly make up the new South African Police Service, after numerous scandals. Corruption, opportunism …
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