Icarus : Benny Griessel

  • by Deon Meyer
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • Series: Benny Griessel
  • 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A week before Christmas, a young photographer discovers a plastic-wrapped corpse amid the sand dunes north of Cape Town. The only thing found on the corpse is a dead iPhone, but it doesn't take long for the police to identify the body as that of Ernst Richter - the tech whiz behind MyAlibi, an Internet service that provides unfaithful partners with sophisticated cover stories to hide affairs. Meanwhile, Benny Griessel is called to the scene of a multiple homicide involving a former colleague, and four years of sobriety are undone on the spot. He emerges from his drunken haze determined to quit the force, but the indomitable Major Mbali Kaleni, now his boss, wants Griessel on the Richter case.
The high-profile murder has already been the subject of fierce media speculation, with questions swirling about the potential for motive: Could the perpetrator be one of the countless jilted spouses? An aggrieved client? Before the week is out, an unexpected connection to a storied family winery comes to light, and Griessel's reputation is again on the line. Mounting toward a startling conclusion, Icarus is another exceptional novel from the "King of South African Crime".


What the Critics Say

"The sublime voice of Simon Vance enhances this fascinating story.... Vance skillfully re-creates South Africa's melodious voices and diverse accents as the police question multiple witnesses and suspects." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Don't miss this series

What more can I say? Great characters. Excellent plots that come together (or do they?) in unexpected ways. Start from the first one and listen to them in order. Simon Vance does credit to the author by delivering a stellar performance in each novel. So sad this is the last one. Hope Mr. Meyer is about done with the next installment.
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- cristina

My Least Favorite of Deon Meyer's Books

Would you try another book from Deon Meyer and/or Simon Vance?

Regardless of the mediocre novel this time the author is generally a very good read.

If you’ve listened to books by Deon Meyer before, how does this one compare?

This is the very bottom.

Did Simon Vance do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

I am a Simon Vance fan and continue to be. The mid range rating is partially due to the matreila he had to read this time out.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?


Any additional comments?

Can't wait for Meyer's next book since I am certain it will redeem my faith in him.

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- Joseph

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-06-2015
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books