It was just one less asshole in the world to worry about.“Okay, but you aren’t calling because of that case, are you? I’m calling about that case and everything else that you’ve so impressively solved in the last couple of years.As I said, I serve with the Bornholm Police and am currently sitting in Rønne, but I’m retiring tomorrow, thank God.” He tried to laugh. “Times have changed, so it’s not very exciting to be me anymore.Then she remembered school and the bike, the icy cold morning and not least her chattering teeth. When he’d started in the morning, the overalls had been white and his curly hair black, so if there was even a splash of paint on the walls, it would be a miracle.“You interrupted me right in the middle of a complicated train of thought,” said Carl, reluctantly taking his legs off the table.“Okay! ” The wrinkles of a smile appeared under the jungle of Assad’s nine o’clock stubble. .”“I served at the police station in Nexø when you and a superior were over here some years ago to escort a prisoner to Copenhagen.”Carl racked his brain.
This crime fiction tour de force could only have been devised by an author who can even turn stomach flu into a belly laugh." — Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Purity of Vengeance“This series has enough twists to captivate contemporary mystery readers and enough substance and background to entertain readers with historical and literary tastes." —Library Journal (starred review)"Comparisons [to Stieg Larsson] are inevitable....
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In a dream, she had left her body, hovering in the air like a bird. Like a multicolored fluttering piece of art, put in the world only to spread happiness and wonder. Now the ceaseless darkness above her fought with dim glints like distant stars.