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Publisher's Summary

Reykjavik, August 1941. When a travelling sales rep is found murdered in a Reykjavik flat, killed by a bullet from a Colt 45, the police initially suspect a member of the Allied occupation force. The British are in the process of handing over to the Americans, and the streets of Reykjavik are crawling with servicemen whose relations with the local women are a major cause for concern.
Flovent, Reykjavik's sole detective, is joined by the young military policeman Thorson, the son of Icelandic emigrants to Canada. Their investigation focuses on a family of German residents, the retired doctor Rudolf Lunden and his estranged son Felix, who is on the run, suspected of being a spy. Flovent and Thorson race to solve the case before US counterintelligence can take it out of their hands, amid rumours of a pending visit by Churchill.
But the plot thickens as evidence emerges of dubious experiments carried out on Icelandic schoolboys in the 1930s, while Thorson becomes increasingly suspicious of the role played by the murdered man's former girlfriend, Vera, and her British soldier lover.
©2018 Arnaldur Indridason (P)2018 Recorded Books
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3 out of 5 stars
By Dee on 08-03-18

Lots of Concentration Needed!

While the story line was interesting, with lots of twists and turns, there were so many characters, so many story lines, and so much jumping between them all, that listening to this book was a little taxing, and made the story a little less than enjoyable. Maybe reading the actual physical book would be easier, as the reader could flip back in chapters as needed. And the ending was very disappointing. Not one of the author's better works.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Super Sue on 07-04-18

Not as good as previous in this series

I found myself wondering whether the investigators had good sense.
George Guidall was a great narrator, as usual.

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