acclaimed, prizewinning 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 number one 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
A number one bestseller
in South Africa and a finalist for the CWA International Dagger, Thirteen
Hours is an atmospheric, intensely gripping novel from a master
storyteller. Download and start listening now!