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By Thomas Enger

Uncovering classification divisions, racial conflicts, and tangled feelings, this gritty, surprising

novel of suspense heralds the coming of an incredible new talent. 

Henning Juul is a veteran investigative crime reporter in Oslo, Norway. A awful fireplace killed his six-year-old son, minimize scars throughout his face, and ended his marriage, and on his first day again on the task after the bad tragedy a physique is found in a single of the city’s public parks. a gorgeous girl collage scholar has been stoned to demise and buried as much as her neck, her physique left bloody and uncovered. The brutality of the crime shakes the complete kingdom, yet regardless of his personal contemporary trauma – and the truth that his ex-wife’s new boyfriend can be at the case - Henning is given the assignment.  whilst the victim’s boyfriend, a Pakistani local, is arrested, Henning feels convinced the guy is blameless. This was once no longer easily a center Eastern-style honor killing within the face of adultery – it was once a much more complex gesture, and one who will drag Henning right into a darkness he’s by no means dreamed of.

 

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Chris had taken it gladly. He’d just borrowed enough money to buy the store from Mrs. Saxton and he was in no position to turn down a free clock, advertising or no advertising. A melancholy smile raised Chris’s lips as he recalled those first days of ownership. Mrs. Saxton was old and tired, anxious to retire. That was why she sold out so cheaply; that plus the fact that she liked and trusted Chris. He’d been with her for almost ve years and, during that time, the store had expanded markedly. When he’d started, it had been a run-down place with a few racks of sheet music, outmoded record albums, a modicum of instruments for rent or sale.

Adam grunted in surprise, snatching downward at his gun. Before he could reach it though, Chris had grabbed his coat and started dragging him o the seat. Adam swung out wildly with his left hand and missed. Abruptly, moving with the car, Chris stumbled on a rock. As he fell, his ngers clamped on Adam’s coat and, in an instant, the two men were sprawled on the road, the pistol landing near them. The sedan kept rolling. Chris got an instant’s view of Helen pushing out of the Ford as he straightened up.

He pushed at Adam violently, Adam lost his balance and had to reach to the side for support. As he did, Chris jerked in his left leg, got the foot against Adam’s side and shoved as hard as he could. Adam thrashed over onto the road. He was barely on his feet when Chris hit him. His face went blank for a second, then he was swinging back, his blow glancing o Chris’s temple. Chris swung again, his left st driving into Adam’s stomach. Adam sucked in gagging breath, his swing missed Chris entirely.

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