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Publisher's Summary

A stunning stand-alone thriller from the leading crime writer in South Africa, author of the best-selling Benny Griessel series.

I want to tell you about my father's murder. I want to tell you who killed him and why. This is the story of my life. And the story of your life and your world, too, as you will see.

Nico Storm and his father drive across a desolate South Africa, constantly alert for feral dogs, motorcycle gangs, nuclear contamination. They are among the few survivors of a virus that has killed most of the world's population. Young as he is, Nico realises that his superb marksmanship and cool head mean he is destined to be his father's protector.

But Willem Storm, though not a fighter, is a man with a vision. He is searching for a place that can become a refuge, a beacon of light and hope in a dark and hopeless world, a community that survivors will rebuild from the ruins. And so Amanzi is born.

Fever is the epic, searing story of a group of people determined to carve a city out of chaos.

©2017 Deon Meyer (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Critic Reviews

"Reminiscent of The Stand and The Passage. Great stuff." (Stephen King)

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complicated concept

enjoyed the book.thought provoking. very well produced and narrated exceptionally. loved the accents of the various groups

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loved it. would have helped to know so long. it would have helped to know up front how long.

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  • Juliet
  • 09-23-17

great read

Post-apocalypse is no means my genre. But Deon Meyer is such a good writer I made an exception. It's not futuristic or fantasy, it's down-to-earth and real. How the remaining people choose to survive after most of our species is killed by a virus: What kind of societies come about, the politics, the security issues, the systems of providing basic needs. Being Meyer though, it has well-developed characters, and is fast-paced with mystery and intrigue, anguish and humour thrown in. The narrators are very good, and to a South African, authentic. Americans, who seem to have had difficulty even with Saul Reichlin, had better listen to a sample first.

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  • Mrs. H. J. Trick
  • 07-18-17

An enthralling story

This is a totally enthralling story, wonderfully written and narrated. Deon Mayer brings his characters alive so well.

I recommend this to anyone who enjoys a well-written novel in which you can become absorbed into a fictional world. Do not be put off by the post-apocalyptic topic - it is not overly grim or at all futuristic.

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  • Michael
  • 07-13-17

An outstanding book

An emotional roller coaster from South Africa's nr 1 author. Highly recommend.
The narration was high quality, keeping the listener enthralled, I actually found myself driving slower to work to extend my listening experience
I can't wait for the next instalment.



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  • Lize
  • 04-13-18

Most gripping audiobook yet!

I loved the whole book!
I loved all the descriptions of South Africa and all the characters. Im a massive Deon Meyer fan now and will defnitely listen to the rest of his books now.
Also the reader’s accents are excellent!

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  • shaun cowley
  • 09-05-17

well crafted

narrator very good kept you interested all the way through great story good ending leving the door open for a follow up book

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  • Peter R. Finch
  • 10-05-18

Good stuff

A brilliant tale, very well written and well narrated. Well done and thank you all.

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  • Michael & Tamasine
  • 09-26-18

The best Deon Meyer yet

Superbly written - tense, beautifully described and well researched although I shouldn’t expect anything less from this author. I lived in South Africa for 11 years and visited most of the places mentioned in the book. It drew me in and took me back but my visualised visit was as though I were returning after this apocalyptic event and experiencing it for myself. The description of the terrain and main location in the book were so vivid that when I visited on Google maps it was as though I already knew the outlay.

The events of the story were truly frightening, this is the kind of thing that terrifies me, not the usual horror type fiction. It had me on the edge of my seat and desperate to know what lay ahead.

Mr Meyer’s passion for his country shines through too and he captures so many of the little details of South Africa and it’s broad range of inhabitants. It made me want to return to spend more time there again.

The narration on Audible was first class! In fact for me this was the best way to access this book. It came alive and I heard the voices of the people I lived among for many years.

I am sure I will listen again as it takes me on a geographical joy ride that brings the people and places of South Africa alive. It is far more than just a good story.

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  • P. W. Burridge
  • 08-27-18

Deon on a diferent tac

A change in direction for the author.
Just as good as all of previous titles, but not a detective novel

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  • Margaret Grobler
  • 08-21-18

Fever

Wow! Amazing story I just couldn’t put this book down until it was finished. Deon Meyer is an awesome author. You wouldn’t be disappointed to read, or listen to this book I recommend it 100%

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-02-18

Brilliant

One of the best books I've listened to in a very long time. I will miss the characters. The naration was perfect. Buy it!

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