By Leif GW Persson
A riveting new mystery by way of a author universally stated as Sweden's best criminologist.
A younger guy falls to his demise from a window in Stockholm. The police are looking to write it off as an coincidence, or probably a suicide, yet superintendent Lars Johansson feels differently. quickly it really is printed that the younger guy was once an American journalist, engaged on a undertaking approximately his uncle, a CIA agent, who could have had ties to the top reaches of Sweden's political group. Johansson's look for the reality will take him to manhattan and the FBI Academy in Virginia, and at last down right into a darkish net of overseas espionage, backroom politics, and greed, exposing the sheer incompetence that ended in a devastating tragedy.
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Up yours, thought Bäckström as he dialed Vindel’s home number. A quarter of an hour later the whole thing was signed, sealed, and delivered, as always when a real pro was at work. Bäckström pulled the report from the cylinder of the typewriter and made corrections with his ballpoint pen while he read the brief, clarifying text, in which, by the way, there was not the least trace of an as yet unburied dog. “Upon questioning by telephone the witness Nilsson states the following in summary. Circa 19:50 the witness found himself below the student dormitory the Rosehip on Körsbärsvägen.
Everything had gone fine—up until now, that is, when the chief inspector on duty stood in the door looking just as surly as usual while staring urgently at Bäckström. “I’ve got a corpse for you, Bäckström. Seems to be lying on the walkway below that student skyscraper above the parking lot at Valhallavägen and Frejgatan. I’ve talked with Wiijnbladh at tech. ” Bäckström lightened up a little and nodded. A do-it-yourselfer, he thought. One of those student reds who jumped because he didn’t get his welfare on time.
For anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear with it was quite obvious that she was beautiful and educated, talented and pleasant, and certainly a very agreeable partner in the purely physical relations between woman and man. You’ve got a guy, thought Johansson, and the reason you don’t want to talk about it is that you’re a bit too well-brought-up, a bit too conventional, and a bit too inclined to bet on the sure thing. You could imagine a discreet affair, but if you should venture beyond that, you’d first want to be sure you were going to get more out of it in the end than you already have.