there is corruption and bribery. The small, the one that heals quickly if one decides to apply the law, if the servants of the law are not themselves ripoux. The other, the larger one, which is bleeding, a hemorrhage caused by a horde of greedy, a criminal association that is boosted in power to privatize the State to make public resources into a private property, revenues and dividends will go directly to accounts off-shore. So goes South Africa in the newspapers, and under the pen of Deon Meyer. The end of apartheid, the emergence of democracy, the era of the icon Mandela are long gone. The swirls of euphoria are dissolved in an air foul. At the highest level of the State, in the heart of the administration, corruption has crept symbolized by contracts awarded without tendering, regulatory, closeness, guilty with corruption licensed and identified.
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method Deon Meyer
After a novel narcotic, the Year of The lion, which tells the life after that 95 % of humanity has been decimated by " the viruscorona ", fiction written four years before the appearance of the coronavirus, Meyer returns to the house, the thriller.
He depicts two plots, straddling two continents. The one in Europe, in the peaceful town of Bordeaux, where Daniel forget his bloody past in working the wood for a cabinet maker under a false identity. The other takes place in South Africa where Benny Griessel, a police officer recurring to the work of Meyer, inherits a murder without mobile or guilty. Johnson Johnson would défenestré of the " most luxurious train in the world ".
Starts a time-consuming investigation : door-to-door of yesteryear, before the GSM and Internet, was followed by a protocol as well as laborious, the peeling of phone records, WhatsApp and other slag digital. In this pot kleptocracy, Griessel and his partner buddy, the elegant Cupido, are going underground. The very high hierarchy has decided that the death was suicide, the case was closed. Under the leadership of their colonel, a determined woman, the duo advance masked. While in Bordeaux, the ex-agent, Daniel sees his past resurface at the corner of the street, in the roar of bullets and the collateral victims. The two plots will come together, will one, explaining the title in afrikaans, " Prooi ".
Under the pen of Meyer, you can immerse yourself in the daily life of the police, these " Hawks ", this elite unit is supposed to investigate and imprison them. It's chock-full of information, it is swarming with those little details that make the salt of this literary genre. Book after book, this one is his twelfth, the author became an intimate of this professional body. He also knows very well the France, evoking as well the librairie Mollat in Bordeaux that the sociology of the metro station Château-Rouge in Paris.
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The passionate thriller Deon Meyer offers a first degree in the stuff of solid, well-planted. Jugular in action, art of disappearing in the crowd, secret missions and other tours are waiting for you. There are ration of action, twists and other surprises that make this genre one of the most popular lists of best-sellers.
To the other, the curious, those who want to learn about the reality of a country, not the pretty picture meant to siphon off the tourists, Prey offers a panorama of dark, without hope. From the masterful to the last, Grand Prize for detective literature in 2002, the work of this novelist to the physical and the temperament of a bear, massive and soft, does not cease to enjoy the mud amoral that engulfs the hopes born there are more than twenty years.
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* " The Prey ", Deon Meyer, 500 p., Serie Noire/ Gallimard, 18 euros. Available in bookstores on August 13, 2020.