Cobra

Cobra

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Baker & Taylor
"At a guest house in the beautiful Franschhoek wine valley, a famous English mathematician is kidnapped and his two bodyguards are killed. It's clearly a professional hit, and the spent shell cases offer a chilling clue: Each is engraved with the head ofa spitting cobra. Meanwhile, in Cape Town, a skilled young thief is using his talents to put his sister through college. Then one day he picks the wrong pocket, grabbing the wallet of a young American woman visiting South Africa to deliver some very valuable and dangerous information. Before the day is done, five more are dead thanks to the Cobra, the sister is kidnapped, and the thief is on the run. With the help of his colleagues in the Hawks, South Africa's top police unit, Captain Benny Griessel attempts to identify and find the missing man, save the girl, and track down the Cobra. And then the intelligence services step in, ordering his team to turn over the investigation. Powerful people are involved, possibly the CIA. But the Hawks aren't going tolet it go, aren't going to let corruption rot the new South Africa, and aren't going to let the Cobra get away with murder" --

Perseus Publishing
Celebrated as the King of South African crime,” Deon Meyer is a world-class writer whose page-turning thrillers probe the social and racial complexities of his native country. InCobra, a famous English mathematician is kidnapped and his two bodyguards are killed at a guest house in the beautiful wine country outside Cape Town. It’s clearly a professional hit, and the spent shell cases offer a chilling clue: Each is engraved with the head of a spitting cobra.

Meanwhile, in the city, a skilled thief is using his talents to put his sister through college. But he picks the wrong pocket, grabbing the wallet of a young American woman delivering something very valuable and dangerous to South Africa. The thief not only becomes the target of the deadly hit man known as the Cobra, but unwittingly holds the key to stopping a deadly international threat. It’s up to Captain Benny Griessel and his elite investigation team to find the pickpocket and track down the Cobra as the novel hurtles toward a brilliant, heart-stopping finale on the suburban commuter trains.Cobra is a first-rate thriller from a writer at the top of his game.


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A triple homicide in the picturesque Franschhoek wine valley and the deaths of two security guards who were interrogating a Cape Town pickpocket embroil detective Benny Griessel in an increasingly complex case.
A triple homicide in the picturesque Franschhoek wine valley and the deaths of two security guards who were interrogating a Cape Town pickpocket embroil detective Benny Griessel in an increasingly complex case. By the award-winning author of Thirteen Hours. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York, NY : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2014
ISBN: 9780802123244
0802123244
Branch Call Number: Fiction Meyer
Characteristics: 344 pages : map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Seegers, K. L.

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Steve_Read
Jun 07, 2016

An excellent read - a great plot, well written, suspenseful with well drawn characters - I recommend it.

Only thing wrong with it was an idiot who had read the book before me & had added comments & underlined many passages. Mostly where the text was in Africaans. Anyone else so inclined should note there is a glossary of terms at the back of the book.
People should realise these are library books, not to be defaced. Buy the book if you want to write in it.

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