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Seven Days - A Novel - cover

Seven Days - A Novel

Deon Meyer

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

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Summary

Detective Griessel must solve a cold case to stop a shooter in this thriller from the acclaimed South African author.   Two police officers have been shot, and the Cape Town homicide department has received emails from the shooter alleging the cover-up of an unsolved murder. If the cold case isn’t reopened immediately, the shooter’s carnage will continue.   Now Det. Capt. Benny Griessel is out to solve the crime in question: the murder of an ambitious lawyer stabbed to death in her luxury apartment. Unfortunately, there’s no apparent motive, forensic evidence, or leads.   As Griessel races to piece together an investigation with nothing to go on and his colleague, Capt. Mbali Kaleni, attempts to locate the shooter, a third cop becomes the victim of another barrage of bullets. The shooter is growing bolder by the day, and it’s only a matter of time before Griessel ends up in his sights . . .   “What makes Meyer such a national treasure—and as good as anyone in the world—is that even if you have no knowledge or interest in South Africa’s history or present, his books are compelling page-turners.” —The Times (London)   “Superior prose and characterization . . . reminiscent of Peter Lovesey at his twistiest.” —Publishers Weekly   “Sleekly done crime fiction layered with the cultural complexities of the new South Africa.” —Booklist

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