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ebook / ISBN-13: 9789573304722

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On a frosty January day in Bergen, Private Detective Varg Veum is visited by a prostitute. Her friend Margrethe has disappeared and hasn’t been seen for days. Before her disappearance, something had unsettled her: she’d turned away a customer and returned to the neighbourhood in terror. Shortly after taking the case, Veum is confronted with a brutal, uneasy reality. He soon finds the first body – and it won’t be the last either. His investigation leads him into a dark subculture where corrupted idealism has had deadly consequences.

Reviews

The Varg Veum series stands alongside Connelly, Camilleri and others, who are among the very best modern exponents of the poetic yet tough detective story with strong, classic plots; a social conscience; and perfect pitch in terms of a sense of place'
Euro Crime
Undoubtedly, one of the finest Nordic novelists in the tradition of such masters as Henning Mankell
Barry Forshaw, Independent
An upmarket Philip Marlowe
Maxim Jakubowski
Among the most popular Norwegian crime writers
Observer
In the best tradition of sleuthery
The Times