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The Dark Flood (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages
Published: 23/02/2023
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'The undisputed champion of South African crime' - Wilbur Smith

One last chance. Almost fired for insubordination, detectives Benny Griessel and Vaughn Cupido find themselves demoted, exiled from the elite Hawks unit and dispatched to the leafy streets of Stellenbosch. Working a missing persons report on student Callie de Bruin is not the level of work they are used to, but it's all they get. And soon, it takes a dangerous, deeply disturbing turn.

One last chance. Stellenbosch is beautiful, but its economy has been ruined by one man. Jasper Boonstra and his gigantic corporate fraud have crashed the local property market, just when estate agent Sandra Steenberg desperately needs a big sale. Bringing up twins and supporting her academic husband, she is facing disaster. Then she gets a call. From Jasper Boonstra, fraudster, sexual predator and owner of a superb property worth millions, even now.

For Sandra, the stakes are high and about to get way higher.

For Benny Griessel, clinging to sobriety and the relationship that saved his life, the truth about Callie can only lead to more trouble.

Taut with intrigue, murder and suspense, exploding with action and excitement, The Dark Flood is a masterpiece from the author of Trackers and The Last Hunt.

'One of the best crime writers on the planet' - Daily Mail

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781529375534
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 292 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Many writers treat character and context as window-dressing for their plots. Meyer roots his novels in them. This makes Griessel's fate important to the reader and gives Meyer's writing the heft of Table Mountain, as well as its ability to take your breath away - The Times, Thriller of the Month

Deon Meyer's Benny Griessel novels, featuring a detective in an elite crime squad in Cape Town, are a joy to read... Meyer has become an outstanding chronicler of South Africa's corruption - The Sunday Times

Is Deon Meyer the most accomplished South African crime novelist in the history of the genre? The Dark Flood is further evidence of that assertion...every word earns its place, and there's no stinting on the usual nuanced critique of South African politics - Financial Times

In a thriller packed with intrigue and biting social commentary, Meyer proves he is South Africa's finest crime writer - Sunday Express

Stellar ... [a] wholly satisfying conclusion. This is the best work yet from this gifted author - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Meyer handles the complicated plot with panache - Literary Review

A fast-moving South African police procedural . . . The plotlines are tightly knitted together, and the story ends with a nifty twist. A well-crafted blend of suspense, culture, and humour. Meyer is terrific - Kirkus, Starred Review

A slick thriller full of acid commentary on corruption in modern SA - Sun

Achieves a fine mix of suspense, action, political intrigue and personal revelation - Wall Street Journal

Fans of Jo Nesbø's similarly character-driven Harry Hole mysteries will find lots to like here - BookPage

Meyer brings readers another tense thriller with meticulous plotting, delving into corruption in South Africa's power structures, police abuses, and land schemes . . . Meyer is one of today's most skilled crime craftsmen - Crime Reads

Absorbing procedural details lead to an explosive confrontation with a ruthless street gang and a police-corruption scheme that links SAPS to the country's devastating political scandals. It's a grim period for South Africa, but Griessel and Caputo remain loyal to justice and to each other. A gritty but surprisingly hopeful instalment in Meyer's immensely popular series - Booklist

Tense and compelling, this is classic Meyer - Sarah Ward, author of the DC Childs series

PRAISE FOR DEON MEYER:

Up there with the best in the world - The Times

The undisputed champion of South African crime - Wilbur Smith

Meyer's humane and engaging characters are indeed among "the best of the best" - Wall Street Journal

A powerful exploration of humanity at its best and worst . . . simply stunning - Daily Express

Great stuff - Stephen King

One of the best crime writers on the planet - Daily Mail

Meyer is the Monarch of South African crime novelists. - Financial Times

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“The novel breathes SOUTH AFRICA”

Deon Meyer is, indeed, the king of South African crime writing. He writes very convincing thrillers that show an absolute feel for the country and all the issues it faces. He is fluent in English, but chooses to write... More

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“cracking read”

The Welcome return of detectives Griessel and Cupido, The book can easily be read as a standalone, though I have a feeling once read you will go back to the beginning

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