Thirteen hours

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"Deon Meyer is one of the unsung masters. Thirteen Hours proves he should be on everyone's reading list. This book is great!" --Michael Connelly

Winner of the 2011 Boeke Prize Fanatics Choice Award Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger Award Finalist for the 2011 Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine's Barry Award for Best Thriller Finalist for the Sunday Times (South Africa) Fiction Prize One of Deadly Pleasures Best Books of the Year One of the "Deathly Dozen" best books of the year by Margaret Cannon, Globe & Mail One of January Magazine's best crime novels of 2010 Named the "Most Thrilling Unputdownable Read of 2010" by One of The Independent's "50 Best Summer Reads" Winner of the 2011 Barry Award for Best Thriller

Internationally acclaimed, prize-winning thriller writer Deon Meyer has been heralded as the "King of South African Crime."

In Thirteen Hours, morning dawns in Cape Town, and for homicide detective Benny Griessel it promises to be a very trying day. A teenage girl's body has been found on the street, her throat cut. She was an American--a PR nightmare in the #1 tourist destination in South Africa. And she wasn't alone. Somewhere in Cape Town her friend, Rachel Anderson, an innocent American, is hopefully still alive.

On the run from the first page of Thirteen Hours, Rachel is terrified, unsure where to turn in the unknown city. Detective Griessel races against the clock, trying to bring her home safe and solve the murder of her friend in a single day. Meanwhile, he gets pulled into a second case, the murder of a South African music executive. Griessel's been sober for nearly six months--156 days. But day 157 is going to be tough. A #1 best seller in South Africa and published to rave reviews, Thirteen Hours is an atmospheric, intensely gripping novel from a master storyteller. You simply can't put it down.

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subject_facet Cape Town (South Africa) -- Fiction
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Thirteen hours / Deon Meyer ; translated from Afrikaans [i.e. Afrikaans] by K.L. Seegers
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Private investigators
Suspense fiction, South African