About the Book

Thirteen Hours

by Deon Meyer

Some would call Detective Benny Griessel a legend. Others would call him a drunk.



Either way, he has trodden on too many toes over the years ever to reach the top of the promotion ladder, and now he concentrates on staying sober and mentoring the new generation of crime fighters — mixed race, Xhosa and Zulu. But when an American backpacker disappears in Cape Town, panicked politicians know who to call: Benny has just thirteen hours to save the girl, save his career, and crack open a conspiracy, which threatens the whole country

Thirteen Hours
by Deon Meyer

  • Publication Date: September 7, 2010
  • Genres: Crime Fiction, Fiction, Mystery
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
  • ISBN-10: 0802119581
  • ISBN-13: 9780802119582