7 days

by Meyer, Deon.

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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Avalon Public Library Fiction FIC MEY
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Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Meyer borrows the ticking-clock framework and many of the characters from his novel Thirteen Hours (2010). A sniper has been shooting at Cape Town policemen and then sending threatening e-mails, vowing to shoot one officer a day unless they solve a cold case the murder of financial analyst Hanneke Sloet, who was fatally stabbed with a very large knife. Inspector Benny Griessel, newly transferred to the elite Hawks unit, is chosen to lead the investigation, and he is well aware of the pressure that will be raining down on him not only from the media but also from the highest levels of command. He has gone 227 days without a drink, but his old demons are calling to him, especially when he discovers that the Sloet case seems absolutely impenetrable, with no motive and no forensic evidence. As policemen continue to fall, Benny works to connect the threads, combing through financial records and trying to plumb the psyche of the ruthlessly ambitious victim, looking for something, anything, that makes sense. Sleekly done crime fiction layered with the cultural complexities of the new South Africa.--Wilkinson, Joanne Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Superior prose and characterization enable Meyer to make the most of a familiar plot device in his third crime thriller with self-loathing Cape Town homicide detective Benny Griessel (after 2010's Barry Award-winning Thirteen Hours). Griessel, a recovering alcoholic assigned to the Directorate of Priority Crimes Investigations, looks into an e-mail threat to shoot a policeman every day until the murderer of Hanneke Sloet is caught, starting that very day with the nonfatal shooting of a constable in the leg. The anonymous e-mailer, who insists the authorities know why Sloet, an attractive attorney, was stabbed to death, demands that the 40-day-old case be reopened immediately. Griessel takes up this political hot potato of a case as more e-mail communiques add to the mystery of the sniper's motives. Meyer balances the personal and professional adroitly, with a solution reminiscent of Peter Lovesey at his twistiest. Agent: Isobel Dixon, Blake Friedmann Literary. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Inspector Benny Griessel mystery
#1 - Devil's peak
#2 - Thirteen hours
#3 - Seven days
#4 - Cobra
#5 - Icarus
#6 - The Woman in the blue cloak
#7 - The Last hunt
#8 - The Dark flood
Subjects Murder -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Cape Town (South Africa) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York : [Berkeley, Calif.] :Atlantic Monthly Press/[Grove Atlantic] ;2012
Distributed by Publishers Group West,
Other Titles 7 Dae.
Seven days.
Contributors Seegers, K. L.
Language English
Notes Originally published in Afrikaans as 7 dae.
Description 343 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780802120359
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