De Zuid-Afrikaanse politie-inspecteur Bennie Griessel, wiens carrière tot stilstand kwam vanwege zijn alcoholprobleem, krijgt nog een keer de kans om zichzelf te bewijzen. Hij heeft slechts dertien uur de tijd om een verdwenen Amerikaanse rugzaktoeriste op te sporen en een complot te ontrafelen dat een bedreiging blijkt te vormen voor het hele land.
13 uur
Deon Meyer
Martine Vosmaer Karina Van Santen
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13 uur
Utrecht: Bruna, 2012
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About Deon Meyer

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Deon Godfrey Meyer is a South African thriller novelist, writing in Afrikaans. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages. He has also written numerous scripts for television and film.

Life and career

Meyer was born on 4 July 1958 in Paarl. He matriculated in 1976 at the Schoonspruit High School in Klerksdorp. He studied at Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education where he studied for a BA with English and History as majors. He later obtained an honours degree at the University of the Free State. He was a long-time resident of historical coastal resort of Melkbosstrand where he wrote most of his novels.

In the 1980s he worked as a journalist at Die Volksblad, at the public relations office of the University of the Free State, and began work as advertising copy writer at Sanlam. In 1991 he was appointed manager of Internal Communication and creative dire…Read more on Wikipedia