The author of The Girl in the Spider's Web returns with a blistering new crime series inspired by the legacy of Sherlock Holmes, as a brilliant Swedish maverick teams up with a tenacious Chilean cop to solve a fiendish case.
A gripping new thriller from the bestselling author of The Girl in the Spider's Web. The launch of a new series inspired by Sherlock Holmes.
A murder investigation brings together two unlikely allies in a race to uncover a shadowy international conspiracy. Professor Hans Rekke: born into a wealthy Stockholm family, world authority on interrogation techniques, capable of vertiginous feats of logic and observation... But he might just fall apart when the going gets tough, leading to substance abuse and despair.
Micaela Vargas: community police officer, born to Chilean political refugees in a tough suburb, with two brothers on the shady side of the law. Vargas feels she has something to prove. She's tenacious and uncompromising, but she needs Rekke's unique mind to help her solve the case. Rekke has it all - wealth, reputation - but also a tendency to throw it all away. He needs Vargas to help him get back on an even keel so he can focus his mind on finding the killer before they're both silenced for good.
Translated from the Swedish by Ian Giles.
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 198 x 160 x 32 mm
'A must-read... Lagercrantz guides us with playful ease' - Smalandsposten
'One likes Rekke and Vargas - both as partners and as individuals - and that's where David Lagercrantz really captivates the reader' - Kulturnytt, Swedish Radio
'Very entertaining... the depiction of the double act's friendship is finely tuned and poignant' - Svenska Dagbladet
'I have no choice but to surrender. David Lagercrantz knows his craft' - Expressen
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