THE FIRST INSTALMENT IN THE HANNE WILHELMSEN SERIES.A superbly chilling story of corruption in the corridors of power.A drug dealer is battered to death in the outskirts of Oslo. A young Dutch student, covered in blood, walks aimlessly through the streets of central Oslo. He is taken into custody, but refuses to speak.Five days later a shady criminal lawyer called Hans Olsen is murdered. The two deaths don't seem related, but Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen is unconvinced. Soon, she uncovers a link between the bodies: Olsen defended the drug dealer. But there are powerful forces working against Hanne; a conspiracy that reaches far beyond a crooked lawyer and a small-time dealer. The investigation will take her into the offices of the most powerful men in Norway - and even put her own life at risk...
The gripping first instalment of Anne Holt's bestselling Hanne Wilhelmsen series: a superbly chilling story of corruption in the corridors of power.
Anne Holt is the Godmother of Norwegian crime fiction -- Jo NesboLively, unusual and persuasive. Holt writes with the command we have come to expect from the top Scandinavian writers * The Times *Anne Holt is a thriller writer of the highest order -- Liza MarklundStep aside, Stieg Larsson, Holt is the queen of Scandinavian crime thrillers * Red Magazine *
In the first instalment of the Hanne Wilhelmsen series, Anne Holt delivers a superbly chilling story of corruption in the corridors of power. 'Anne Holt is the Godmother of modern Norwegian crime fiction' - Jo Nesbo