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The Resource Cobra, Deon Meyer ; translated from Afrikaans by K.L. Seegers

Cobra, Deon Meyer ; translated from Afrikaans by K.L. Seegers

Label
Cobra
Title
Cobra
Statement of responsibility
Deon Meyer ; translated from Afrikaans by K.L. Seegers
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 of a 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 to let 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" --
Member of
Summary
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 <i>Thirteen Hours</i>
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
from publisher's web site
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10358382
Cataloging source
WIM
Dewey number
839.3/636
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT6592.23.E94
LC item number
K6313 2014
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Benny Griessel novels
Series volume
0004
Target audience
adult
Label
Cobra, Deon Meyer ; translated from Afrikaans by K.L. Seegers
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5695323
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780802123244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn883627454
  • (OCoLC)883627454
Label
Cobra, Deon Meyer ; translated from Afrikaans by K.L. Seegers
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5695323
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780802123244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn883627454
  • (OCoLC)883627454

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