From the book jacket: In this latest
atmospheric thriller, Kurt Wallander and his daughter Linda join forces to
search for a religious fanatic on a murder spree. Just graduated from the police
academy, Linda Wallander returns to Skane to join the police force, and she
already shows all the hallmarks of her father--the maverick approach, the
flaring temper. Before she even starts work she becomes embroiled in the case of
her childhood friend Anna, who has inexplicably disappeared. As the case her
father is working on dovetails with her own, something far more dangerous than
either could have imagined begins to emerge. They soon find themselves forced to
confront a group of extremists bent on punishing the world's sinners.
"For me, Henning Mankell is by far the best writer of police mysteries today." - Michael Ondaatje.
"Gripping, beautifully orchestrated .... Henning Mankell is an addictive writer." - Los Angeles Times Book Review.
About the author: Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander mysteries have been published in thirty-three countries and consistently top the bestseller lists in Europe, receiving major literary prizes (including the UK's Golden Dagger Award in 2000) and generating numerous international film and television adaptations. Born in a village in northern Sweden in 1948, he divides his time between Sweden and Maputo, Mozambique, where he works as the director of Teatro Avenida (Avenida Theater). For a very complete bio, list of his works and more visit his website.
Series Order: (based on European publication dates): Faceless Killers (1991), The Dogs of Riga (1992), The White Lioness (1993), Sidetracked (1995), The Fifth Woman (1996), One Step Behind (1997), Firewall (1998), The Man Who Smiled (2005), Before The Frost (2006).
This review is from the February 15, 2006 issue of BookBrowse Recommends. Click here to go to this issue.
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