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Publisher's Summary

Why would a mathematics professor from Cambridge University, renting a holiday home outside Cape Town, require a false identity and three bodyguards? And where is he, now that they are dead? The only clue to the bodyguards' murder is the snake engraved on the shell casings of the bullets that killed them.
Investigating the massacre, Benny Griessel and his team find themselves being drawn into an international conspiracy with shocking implications. It seems it is not just the terrorists and criminals of Britain and South Africa who may fear the Professor's work, but the politicians too.
As the body count begins to spiral viciously, Benny must put his new-found love life aside and focus on finding the one person who could give him a break in the case: a teenage pickpocket on the run in the city. But Benny is not the only person hunting for Tyrone Kleinbooi...
Relentlessly suspenseful, topical, hard-hitting and richly rewarding, Cobra is a superb novel from an author who is acclaimed around the world as a brilliant voice in crime fiction.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2014 Deon Meyer; English translation © K. L. Seegers. Originally published in Afrikaans in 2013 as Kobra by Human & Rousseau. (P)2014 Hodder & Stoughton
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Critic Reviews

"South Africa is the new Scandinavia when it comes to crime writing, and Deon Meyer 'pulls the reader into the melee of modern South Africa . . . tells a cracking story and captures the criminal kaleidoscope of a nation' "(Times Literary Supplement)
"Each new thriller from 'one of the very best crime fiction authors in the world today' (Eurocrime) plunges you into a 'maelstrom of murder investigation, political corruption, racial tension . . . Deon Meyer is a top notch plotter and has created one of the best ensemble (and multi-racial) casts of any modern police procedural series'" (Shots)
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By chris on 08-06-14

How good is Deon Meyer

What did you love best about Cobra?

Deon Meyer Saul Reichlin,Unbelievable , go together like Jo Nesbo and Sean Barret .
Great story .

What was one of the most memorable moments of Cobra?

The Boy And his Hard earned spoils

What about Saul Reichlin’s performance did you like?

One of the best in the business .

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

persistance , justice, and dont you love our politicians and BANKS

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By Kenny Meiring on 08-05-14

Well written and well read

This is one of the best audiobooks I have listened to.

South African accents are really hard to replicate, especially those of the various groups within the country. Saul Reichlin absolutely nails it!

Deon Meyer is one of the best thriller writers around and he does not disappoint. I can unreservedly recommend this audiobook

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By Mateia on 10-05-16

Loved it

Intense and enjoyable story of the detective sequel. I like the narrator as well - this is his 4th book I have listened to.

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By Michael on 07-20-15

An absorbing listen.

Where does Cobra rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very high. It is the combination of a really good story read by a narrator who evokes a real sense of "being there".

Who was your favorite character and why?

Benny. Why, because he is a character who has pathos and humour in equal proportions.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Trite to say, but all of them. No one scene stands out as better just a natural flow of tension and excitement.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Follow the money and watch for The Cobra......

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