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Icarus Inspecteur Bennie Griessel en zijn collega Vaughn Cupido hebben een flinke kluif aan hun nieuwe zaak En Griessel heeft zijn handen vol aan zijn eigen sores december Het lichaam van Ernst Richter in

  • Title: Icarus
  • Author: Deon Meyer
  • ISBN: 9789400506152
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Paperback
  • Inspecteur Bennie Griessel en zijn collega Vaughn Cupido hebben een flinke kluif aan hun nieuwe zaak En Griessel heeft zijn handen vol aan zijn eigen sores17 december Het lichaam van Ernst Richter, internetondernemer en oprichter van de controversi le website Alibi, wordt aangetroffen in een ondiep graf in de zandduinen vlak bij Parklands Hij werd sinds een maaInspecteur Bennie Griessel en zijn collega Vaughn Cupido hebben een flinke kluif aan hun nieuwe zaak En Griessel heeft zijn handen vol aan zijn eigen sores17 december Het lichaam van Ernst Richter, internetondernemer en oprichter van de controversi le website Alibi, wordt aangetroffen in een ondiep graf in de zandduinen vlak bij Parklands Hij werd sinds een maand vermist.Niemand binnen de politiemacht wil de zaak aannemen vanwege de politieke consequenties voor de betrokkenen n de onherroepelijke mediatsunami die zal volgen op de moord op een persoon zo omstreden als Richter En dus mag de speciale eenheid de Valken ermee aan de slag.Zelfs onder normale omstandigheden zou deze zaak al genoeg kopzorgen veroorzaken voor Bennie Griessel en Vaughn Cupido De medewerkers van Alibi behoren niet bepaald tot het mededeelzame soort en de lijst van mensen die Richter met hun blote handen hadden willen wurgen is lang Maar de omstandigheden zijn allesbehalve normaal Griessel heeft de fles weer ontdekt en Cupido is verliefd op een van de hoofdverdachten En op 24 december zet de verklaring van een jonge wijnboer de zaak volledig op zijn kop Kerstmis zal nooit meer hetzelfde zijn.

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    1. Deon Meyer

      Deon Meyer was born in the South African town of Paarl in the winelands of the Western Cape in 1958, and grew up in Klerksdorp, in the gold mining region of Northwest Province.After military duty and studying at the Potchefstroom University, he joined Die Volksblad, a daily newspaper in Bloemfontein as a reporter Since then, he has worked as press liaison, advertising copywriter, creative director, web manager, Internet strategist, and brand consultant.Deon wrote his first book when he was 14 years old, and bribed and blackmailed his two brothers into reading it They were not impressed hey, everybody is a critic Deon MeyerHeeding their wisdom, he did not write fiction again until he was in his early thirties, when he started publishing short stories in South African magazines I still believe that is the best way to learn the craft of writing Short stories teach you a lot about story structure and you have limited space to develop character and plot, says Deon.In 1994 he published his first Afrikaans novel, which has not been translated, simply because it was not good enough to compete on the international market However, it was a wonderful learning experience.All later novels have been translated into several languages, including English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Russian, Finnish, Czech, Romanian, Slovakian and Bulgarian.Deon lives in Melkbosstrand on the South African West Coast with his wife, Anita, and they have four children to keep them busy Lida, Liam, Johan and Konstanz.Other than his family, his big passions are motorcycling, music he is a Mozart fanatic, but loves rock n roll too , reading, cooking and rugby he unconditionally supports the national Springbok team and the Free State Cheetahs provincial team.

    508 Comments

    1. Just when I thought Benny had conquered his alcoholism along comes this book and turns it all upside down. Of course even drunk Benny is still a better detective than all the others sober.So we end up with two stories. One is the personal tale of Benny's backsliding into drinking again and the support he gets from his friends as he struggles to get his life back. The other is the police case which was actually so complicated that I ended up not trying to understand and just letting it flow past [...]


    2. Deon Meyer is South Africa’s preeminent mystery/thriller writer and something of a wonder. His books have a richness and specificity that bring South Africa (and crimes committed there) vividly to life. This installment of the Benny Greissel series braids several strands of mystery into a single blood-red cord of baling twine from the wine country of Stellenbosch.Meyer often posts on his website photos of the locales, restaurants, buildings he uses in his novels, and he did in the case of Icar [...]


    3. Ek en my man is altwee Deon Meyer fans, en ek tel elke jaar die maande af tot sy nuwe boek uitkom. Ek dink sy grootste talent is sy karakters, jy ontwikkel regtig 'n bond met elkeen - Bennie, Cupido, Mbali en die res van die span. Sy boeke speel af in die hier en nou van Suid-Afrika, the good, the bad and the ugly. En natuurlik kan ek nie sy boeke neersit as ek eers begin lees het nie, die suspense is net te hoog. My familie weet om my af te skryf vir die dag of twee wat ek in sy stories verdwyn [...]


    4. South African crime novelist Deon Meyer shows no signs of slowing down; he is still at the top of his game. His latest, ICARUS, is another in the Benny Griessel series, and it may be his best, most sophisticated ever of his page-turning murder thrillers. Meyer’s characters continue to evolve with complexity, versus typical series, where the returning characters tend to become stale and stilted. His plot is as smart and sizzling as ever, the structure nimble and bifurcated, and his pace impecca [...]


    5. It's hard to believe that a mystery author of this caliber is not better known in the U.S. Or that this new book of his does not come up on the first page when you search for the title on . Deon Meyer has written another gem.Benny Griessel and his police partner Vaughn Cupido are called to a murder scene, where a body buried in sand has been discovered after intense rain. The victim Ernst Richter is a playboy entrepreneur of an Internet company called alibi that creates bogus paperwork to cover [...]


    6. Dis n skande – ek het net 4 Afrikaanse boeke hierdie jaar gelees (waarvan 2 Deon Meyer was).Soos altyd stel hierdie reeks nie terleur nie en ek het spesifiek die wyn bedryf en die KWV kwota stelsel in die 1970’s baie interessant gevind.Die karakters is kleurvol, die dialog is realisties en snaaks, die storielyn is grypend en die taalgebruik is uitstekend.En van boek 3 af het ek baie van Cupido begin hou maar nou is ek ‘n absolute fan!Ek probeer altyd hierdie boeke gedurende vakansie tyd le [...]


    7. “Icarus” by South African author Deon Meyer, has a complex storyline cleverly interweaving three threads. On 17 December a storm moving in from the Atlantic uncovers a body buried in soft sand at Blouberg, north of Cape Town, bound by plastic sheeting and twine. The victim is identified as entrepreneur Ernst Richter, reported missing in November, the founder of “Alibi” - an internet company based in Stellenbosch, which provides credible cover stories for people conducting extra-marital a [...]


    8. 'n Deon Meyer stel net nooit teleur nie. In Ikarus hou hy twee balle gelyktydig in die lug; die storie van Ernst Richter en die storie van Francois du Toit. En Deon Meyer doen dit meesterlik. Dit raak nooit verwarrend nie, dit laat die leser net al hoe vinniger lees om uit te vind waar gaan die twee stories se pad kruis. Maar dis 'n catch 22, want jy wil weet wat het en gaan gebeur, maar jy wil nie hê dit moet eindig nie, want hoe lank dan voor Bennie en Vaughn en Mbali en al die ander Valke we [...]


    9. Bietjie teleurgesteld in die einde, het meer van 'n twist verwag. Dis my eerste Deon Meyer, en ek dink dit was baie goed, ek het dit baie geniet. Koors is volgende!


    10. agge nee, hierdie boek was nie lekker vir my gewees nie. die spanningslyn was nie so hoog soos die vorige paar boeke nie. 13 uur sal maar die beste ooit bly. ek het nie gevoel ek kan nie die boek neersit nie, so bietjie van 'n teleurstelling vir my.


    11. Having waited in anticipation for each book by Deon Meyer, I admit I was somewhat disappointed by Icarus. I suspect it was because I simply do not have a lot of interest in the emphasis on newer technology such as SMS (text messaging) and cell phones and databases and bizarre web sites such as Alibi. This novel did not "grab" me and hold my attention. When I wander off and do other things rather than read, such as changing the oil in our ATVs, then I know I am loosing interest. My antipathy to t [...]


    12. 3.5 I was a little disappointed I must admit. It had a complex and interesting plot, the characters are fascinating as ever, but I just felt that Meyer hadn´t put as much passion into this novel. I never really got engaged in the characters and happenings. It was good and I liked it, but not as amazing as his previous novels. Will read his next though. Love traveling through Cape Town and Stellenbosch. I google map the streets he mentions and see the houses and the vineyards and beaches. Feels [...]


    13. Echt een voorbeeld van spanning als ontspanning. Goed geschreven. Een bijzondere setting (Zuid-Afrika), boeiende thema's, zoals de wereld van de wijnboeren. Geloofwaardige personages. Met name Bennie en Cupido, vrienden & collega's. Goed opgebouwd, tot aan het verrassende einde aan toe. Het lezen van dit boek: heerlijk escapisme dat helemaal niet leeg voelt. Aanrader!


    14. In Vino VeritasSeit fast zwei Jahren ist Bennie Griessel ein trockener Alkoholiker, doch kurz vor Weihnachten wird er zu einer Ermittlung gerufen, die ihn aufs Äußerste erschüttert. Ein Kollege hat sich erschossen und seine Familie mit in den Tod gerissen. Griessel befürchtet nun, er wandele auf genau dem gleichen Pfad und nur der Alkohol könne ihm helfen. Dann wird auch noch sein Kollege und Freund Vaughn Cupido zum Leiter der Mordermittlung ernannt. Durch Zufall wird der Firmeninhaber Ern [...]


    15. I received this book as an Advanced Reader Copy from giveaways; it is an uncorrected proof of the book, and the book may have significant changes between the copy I read and the finalized version that is published and released.That being said, I found this book very difficult to get in to, and fairly boring. The characters aren't particularly likeable, and some of the details just seem incredibly unnecessary (such as the one cop being an alcoholic. Why does it matter? It just prolonged the book [...]


    16. I am not a regular reader of the police procedural so my comments have to be understood in that context.I chose this title in part for fun, and in part because of the setting and the translation from Afrikaans. I read a lot of South African lit and visited the country for the first time this year. The incorporation of many Afrikaans words and expressions into the text retains the local flavour whereas so many translations into English are cleansed of these elements. Apart from the timely topic ( [...]


    17. Great read and gripping story. I would have finished much faster, but Bennie's relapse with alcohol was just too hard to read and too depressing for me. He did so well in previous books and it was really sad to see how all his hard work ended in one drink after another one. And it was drawn out for quite some time. Don't get me wrong - the writing was phenomenal! How he started again and told himself, see, I can do it, I can drink without any problem and then we, the readers, followed along and [...]


    18. Another Deon Meyer book that is expertly translated by Laura Seegerst in the Cape makes the story that much closer to home and the "capie afrikaans" that is left in the english version fits just perfectly in the telling of the story.Deon Meyer has definitely mastered the art of telling a number of stories in parallel that seem to weave in and out of each other and his ability to keep you guessing till the last moment still remains one of his great skills.The research done for his books is also o [...]


    19. Derde boek van Meyer dat ik gelezen heb en meteen ook het beste. Dit keer gaat het over het opsporen van de moordenaar van Ernst Richter, oprichter van een platform die mannen verschaft van een alibi als ze vreemdgaan. Gedurende het verhaal kom je meer te weten over de achtergrond van Richter. De afwisseling tussen verschillende personages in het boek is fijn en zorgt ervoor dat het verhaal makkelijk leest. Het voelt tijdens het lezen alsof je echt in Zuid Afrika bent. De worsteling van Griessel [...]


    20. In my opinion Meyer is becoming the Ed Mcbain of South African crime writing and that is very high praise indeed. Though Benny Greissel is the main detective the cast includes his fellow detectives and superiors and while the novel is about the investigation of the murder of a tech executive, the book also explores the relationships of the detectives against the back drop of Johannesburg with its racial and cultural issues. Recommended.



    21. Deon Meyer op sy beste! Ek is altyd verstom oor hoe goed hy elke karakter kan vasvang met die manier van praat en maniertjies. Bennie en Cupido maak 'n fantastiese span.


    22. Vorig jaar las ik via de Vakantiebieb Cobra van Deon Meyer. Dat vond ik zo spannend, dat ik blij was dat er dit jaar weer een boek hem bijzat. Toch vind ik Icarus niet zo goed als Cobra. Icarus begint wel goed, maar daarna zakt het verhaal wat in. Gaandeweg werd het wel interessanter en werd het ook steeds lastiger om het boek weg te leggen. Toch miste ik wat actie. Wat ik wel goed vind is dat je steeds op het andere been wordt gezet qua dader. Ook heeft het boek korte hoofdstukken en leest het [...]


    23. A fast-paced, solid and absorbing detective story with that extra and authentic "South African" touch (this time featuring lot's of wine :-)


    24. Icarus - Greek myth. The more we wish to fly with waxing wings , the hard we crash back to earth. Lesson learned - never fly with waxing wings.


    25. Ik ben een fan van Meyer's creatie Benny Griessel. Alle boeken in de reeks zijn minimaal 4 sterren. Deze was het echter gewoon niet voor mij. Langdradig en oninteressant plot. Kan er niet meer dan 2 sterren voor geven. En dat doet pijn.


    26. For those of us who are already Deon Meyer fans, this book is one of his best. For those of you who are not familiar with this great South African thriller/mystery writer, I can only say that you are missing something great. I recommend that you get one of his books and delve in. He never ceases to amaze me with his ability to keep the flow, delve deeply into character development, and have me on the edge of my seat in anticipation.Benny Griessel, who has appeared in several of Meyer's previous [...]


    27. Thanks to the author and publisher for providing an advanced reader to review.This is another author I have never read. So I was surprised how good of an author Meyer is. I am a tech guy, so I like thrillers that add in that angle, and do it well. Meyer knows South Africa, and he is able to paint a picture that definitely correctly portrays the political and social culture. This was a tense thriller that pulls you along at a fast pace.This comes out in the Fall. Run out and grab a copy. You will [...]


    28. This is the worst murder mystery I have ever read. There was no suspense build up and the murderer wasn't introduced until 10 pages before the end of the 360 page novel. The motive wasn't brought into the mix until 8 pages before the end. There was no mystery or intrigue throughout the novel and it lacked everything that makes a crime drama/murder mystery a good read. I've never been to South Africa, but the mix of Afrikaans interspersed with English seemed forced. Skip this one.


    29. I'm a bit of a Deon Meyer fan-girl, which I've let him know -- am sure he thinks I'm cuckoo! I also think I have a crush on his translator, as the books never lose their impact after being translated from Afrikaans. Benny, Vaughn, and the crew are back and jissis things are hectic, pappie! but nothing the Hawks can't manage to keep South Africa safe. Couldn't read it fast enough, but didn't want it to end!


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