Deon Meyer is the internationally acclaimed, prize-winning author of ten thrillers including Cobra, Seven Days, and the Barry Award-winning Thirteen Hours. His books have been published in more than twenty-five languages. He lives in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Praise for Icarus Shortlisted for the 2016 CWA
International Dagger Award
Shortlisted for the 2016 Nielsen Booksellers' Choice Award
Named a Best Book of the Year by the Boston Globe and Financial Times
One of Publishers Weekly's Best Audiobooks of 2015 "Deon Meyer's name on the cover is a guarantee of crime writing at its best."--Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of Playing with Fire "South African author Deon Meyer's Benny Griessel series is one of the high points of contemporary crime fiction, and the fifth title, Icarus, is his best yet . . . [An] expertly engineered tale of sex, lies, and fraud."--Guardian (Best Recent Crime Fiction Novels) "Excellent . . . The richness of the characters, especially the multifaceted Benny, elevates this above most contemporary police procedurals."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Deon Meyer's South Africa is laid bare in Icarus; it is as glittering and hard as the diamonds his country is famous for . . . Meyer utilizes the crime fiction genre as an apparatus to create a multifaceted, unsparing picture of his country."--Independent (UK) "Meyer delivers another expertly crafted thriller that feels exceptionally timely."--Booklist "Meyer's prose is muscular yet beautifully rendered. A meticulously crafted portrait of modern-day South Africa, Icarus is a spellbinding tour de force."--New York Journal of Books "Rapid pacing, likable characters . . . Irresistible . . . A complex thriller."--Shelf Awareness "Present[s] an unvarnished picture of the social divisions in post-apartheid South Africa."--Financial Times (Best Books of 2015) Praise for Deon Meyer: "With Deon Meyer you can't go wrong. He's a writer whose work I admire, wait for and then devour."--Michael Connelly "I love Meyer. . . . The problem with having Meyer on your nightstand is that you don't get any sleep. So if I look like hell, it's Meyer's fault. The guy owes me."--Don Winslow, author of The Power of the Dogs and Savages "Meyer has a fine eye for people and places. . . . Meyer is a serious writer who richly deserves the international reputation he has built."--Washington Post "Meyer's thrillers . . . well understand the need to maintain momentum: mixing and matching multiple viewpoints, switching off between characters and portraying his native country as one in a perpetual state of flux and angst."--Los Angeles Times