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The Last Hunt - A Benny Griessel Novel - cover

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The Last Hunt - A Benny Griessel Novel

Deon Meyer

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

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The Last Hunt is a full-length, satisfying, twisting-and-turning thriller featuring Deon Meyer’s beloved investigative duo, Benny Griessel and Vaughn Cupido. The narrative shuttles between Meyer’s native South Africa, Bordeaux, and Paris. Griessel and Cupido encounter South Africa’s increasing corruption at the highest levels of government while investigating a former state police officer’s possible murder on a cross-country luxury train. Meanwhile, in Bordeaux, a former Apartheid freedom fighter must face the ghosts of his own past even as he tries to leave it behind him. These two storylines collide in a surprising and dramatic denouement. This is a brave and deeply political book, pulling no punches as it speaks to the endemic corruption in former President Jacob Zuma’s government. No legal action has been taken against Meyer, who cleverly resists naming anyone, though the implications are clear.Meyer’s previous book, The Woman in the Blue Cloak, received excellent reviews from Marilyn Stasio in the New York Times Book Review and Tom Nolan in the Wall Street Journal. It offered fans of the Griessel series a sweet but brief treat, and The Last Hunt will appeal to readers hungry for his longer mind-bending plot. Meyer’s novels have been awarded many prizes around the world: the Deutsche Krimi Prize in Germany, the ATKV Prize in South Africa, and Le Grand Prix de Littérature Policière and Le Prix Mystère de la Critique in France. Meyer’s most recent full-length Griessel thriller, Icarus, was shortlisted for the 2016 CWA International Dagger Award and the Nielson Booksellers’ Choice Award. It was named a Best Book of the Year by the Boston Globe and Financial Times. Meyer is a world-class thriller writer. He writes gripping books with inventive plots, realistic characters, and universal themes. He has a devoted and growing following with avid fans across the crime community, including luminaries such as Stephen King, Michael Connelly, Wilbur Smith, Tess Gerritsen, and Grove Atlantic’s own Thomas Perry. An international bestseller, Meyer’s books have been published in 27 languages and have sold almost 150,000 copies in all formats in the U.S. alone. The Last Hunt has already been a bestseller in France, Germany, and Holland.Meyer has many fans among indie booksellers. We’ll get early quotes from several.

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