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The dark flood / Deon Meyer ; translated from Afrikaans by K.L. Seegers.

Meyer, Deon, (author.). Seegers, K. L., (translator.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library M MEY (Text) 33500013595780 New Checked out 06/17/2022
Mahnomen Public Library M MEY (Text) 33500013595772 New Checked out 06/09/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780802159601
  • ISBN: 0802159605
  • Physical Description: 407 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in Afrikaans in 2020 as Donkerdrif by Human & Rousseau"--Title page verso.
"First published in English in Great Britain in 2021 by Hodder & Stoughton, an Hachette UK company"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"Having jeopardized their careers in an unauthorized investigation that threatened to reveal the corruption in South Africa's halls of power, Benny Griessel and Vaughn Cupido have been demoted from the elite Hawks police unit. While waiting to be transferred from Cape Town to seemingly mundane duty in Stellenbosch, Griessel receives a disturbing, anonymous letter: "I can only trust you and Captain Cupido. There is an adder in our bosom. Be careful of phone calls." Assigned to investigate the disappearance of Callie de Bruin, a young university student and brilliant computer programmer, they hit dead ends until the trail, including the death of a fellow officer, leads to a series of gun heists and the alarming absence of certain weapons from the police registry, the ramifications of which could be devastating. As Griessel and Cupido intensify their search for de Bruin, real estate agent Sandra Steenberg confronts her own crisis: state corruption has caused the real estate market to crash, exacerbating the dire financial straits facing her family. When billionaire Jasper Boonstra contacts her to represent a major property he wants to sell, she pushes aside her concerns about his notorious reputation as playboy and swindler. And then Boonstra himself disappears, and Griessel is forced to juggle between Boonstra's bitter wife, protective lawyer, and Steenberg, the last person to see him alive. With propulsive and intricate plotting, sharp prose, and an ending that takes one's breath away just when the dust seems to have settled, The Dark Flood spotlights the state capture and corruption that has overtaken the country, lending political weight to a powerful story"-- Provided by publisher.
Language Note:
In English. Translated from the Afrikanns.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 April #1
    In Cape Town, South African Police Service (SAPS) detectives Benny Griessel and Vaughn Caputo face harsh consequences for refusing to drop a controversial investigation amid South Africa's corruption scandals: they're stripped of their elite Hawks team status and transferred to the 'burbs. In Stellenbosch, their expectations of absolute boredom are upended with their first case, the high-profile disappearance of a student hacker. At the same time, cash-strapped realtor Sandra Steenberg struggles to keep her wits about her as she goes head to head with a seemingly untouchable white-collar criminal and absolute lech, Jasper Boonstra, in a land deal. When Boonstra also vanishes, Griessel suspiciously picks through Sandra's carefully constructed lies. 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 installment in Meyer's immensely popular series. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

DEON MEYER is the internationally acclaimed, prizewinning author of thirteen thrillers, including The Last HuntThe Woman in the Blue CloakFeverIcarusCobraSeven Days, and the Barry Award-winning Thirteen Hours. His books have been published in twenty-seven languages. He lives in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Subject: Griessel, Benny (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Missing persons > Investigation > Fiction.
South Africa > Fiction.
Genre: Fictional Work
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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