Dead Before Dying by Deon Meyer
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Someone in Cape Town has chosen a conspicuous murder weapon -- a century-old German handgun, with ancient bullets that tear through flesh and bone. Three men who have nothing in common are found murdered, and the string of vicious killings pushes the city toward panic. Captain Mat Joubert is left scrambling for answers in a case that might be his last chance to prove that his life's slow spiral will not pull him under. DEAD BEFORE DYING is a heart-racing thriller about a troubled detective determined to find the single thread that weaves together what is otherwise just an assortment of strangers, dead by the same hand. PRAISE FOR DEON MEYER: This guy is really good. Deon Meyer hooked me with this one right from the start. Heart of the Hunter is a thriller with some weight attached, and that is a rare find. -- Michael Connelly, author of Echo Park Nothing is more exciting than a new voice in the thriller arena....Dead at Daybreak is a terrific ride on almost every level. -- Dick Adler, Chicago Tribune
 

About Deon Meyer

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Deon Meyer is an internationally acclaimed, prize-winning author of seven crime novels, including Blood Safari, Thirteen Hours and Trackers. His books have been translated into twenty languages. He lives on the western coast of South Africa.
 
Published February 1, 2008 by Little, Brown and Company. 420 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Crime, Horror. Fiction

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South African journalist Meyer's first novel, his third to be released in the U.S. (after 2005's Dead at Daybreak ), is a gritty existential tale with eno

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South African journalist Meyer's first novel, his third to be released in the U.S. (after 2005's Dead at Daybreak ), is a gritty existential tale with enough muscle for thriller fans and noir aficionados alike.

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After reading this book, you will want to go back and read the others by this author.

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In Cape Town, South Africa, Captain Mat Joubert of the Murder & Robbery Squad is having a really rough couple of years.

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