By Leif GW Persson
A riveting new mystery via a author universally stated as Sweden's prime criminologist.
A younger guy falls to his loss of life from a window in Stockholm. The police are looking to write it off as an coincidence, or probably a suicide, yet superintendent Lars Johansson feels in a different way. quickly it's printed that the younger guy used to be an American journalist, engaged on a venture approximately his uncle, a CIA agent, who could have had ties to the top reaches of Sweden's political group. Johansson's look for the reality will take him to manhattan and the FBI Academy in Virginia, and eventually down right into a darkish internet of overseas espionage, backroom politics, and greed, exposing the sheer incompetence that ended in a devastating tragedy.
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What are they up to? thought Oredsson with irritation. Bäckström was small, fat, and crude, while Wiijnbladh was small, slender, and dapper, and together they complemented each other splendidly. They were also happy working together. Bäckström thought that Wiijnbladh was a cowardly half fairy—you didn’t even need to raise your voice, he still did what he was told. Wiijnbladh, in turn, viewed Bäckström as mentally challenged and bad-tempered—a pure dream to work with for anyone who preferred having complete control of the situation.
Unfortunately, however, this had affected his life. His most recent girlfriend, who worked as a uniformed police officer at Norrmalm, had left early in the morning on a sudden call to duty, so he could forget that type of activity. Exercising was not an option either, for you did that sort of thing while on duty, and as an old elite athlete he knew the value of holding yourself to a carefully determined exercise schedule. Paying a call on his plaster-casted colleague in misfortune was also out of the question.
Something doesn’t add up, thought Johansson. He had talked about Italian food, about a recent long trip to Southeast Asia, and in answer to a direct question, he had told her about his growing up in Norrland. He had done so in a quiet and humorous way, and for anyone who could read between the lines it was obvious that Lars Martin Johansson was educated, talented, and pleasant, successful, with money in the bank, and—most important of all—unmarried and unattached as well as highly capable in the purely physical relations between man and woman.