By Leif GW Persson
Unheard of . . . Persson writes with a convinced hand and sharp perception. His detectives are human, fascinating, and fallible . . . one other winner from Persson. If something, it’s even greater than the 1st ebook. enthusiasts of Scandinavian crime fiction will consume it up.”
Stockholm, 1975: Six teenagers take the complete employees of the West German embassy hostage. The lengthy siege ends with the deaths of 2 hostages and the wounding of numerous others. leap to 1989: while a Swedish civil servant is murdered, the 2 prime detectives at the case locate their research rapidly shelved by means of a corrupt senior investigator. Ten years later: Lars Johansson, having simply joined the Swedish safety Police, makes a decision to tie up a number of unfastened ends left in the back of by way of his predecessor: in particular, records on Swedes who had allegedly collaborated at the 1975 takeover of the West German embassy, one in every of whom became out to be the homicide sufferer in 1989. Johansson reopens the research and follows the leads--right as much as your doorstep of Sweden's newly minted minister of justice.
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It was well told that Americans overseas only wanted to speak English. “Good. ” But instead of beginning, he stared at a wall full of very bad portraits of jazz greats like Miles Davis and John Coltrane, copied, he had no doubt, from press photos. After seeing the colonel in the flesh he had begun to have second thoughts about this meeting. For one thing, he was younger than Halliday had imagined. His blond hair was thick, without the slightest wave, and cut short in the style of the Russian military.
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Another Time, Another Life: The Story of a Crime by Leif GW Persson