When Deon Meyer’s Thirteen Hours
won the Barry Award for Best Thriller in 2011, one of international crime fiction’s most electrifying writers finally began to get the American attention he so richly deserves. With seven novels published in twenty languages, Meyer has set countless hearts racing with gripping stories that mix the violence, politics, natural beauty, and history of his native South Africa
In Thirteen Hours,
homicide detective Bennie Griessel struggled to solve the murder of an American girl, find her missing friend, and avoid drinking again, all in a single day. In Seven Days,
Griessel is given another nearly impossible task. Two police officers have been shot, and the department has received an e-mail from the shooter alleging a cover up in a cold case. He threatens more violence until the case is solved.
The case in question is the murder of Hanneke Sloet, an ambitious lawyer stabbed to death in her luxury apartment. There’s no apparent motive and no leads, just a set of nude photographs and an ex-boyfriend with a rock-solid alibi. Then more policemen are shot and the pressure mounts. Can Bennie solve the case and stay sober? Seven Days
is a gripping adventure by a fantastic writer at the top of his game.