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by Quentin Bates

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Procedural

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The frozen environs of Iceland set the atmosphere for this excellent crime drama. The personal lives of both protagonists and antagonists alike are woven seamlessly into a story fraught with danger and intrigue. The reader knows who the players are early on, but watching Gunna’s meticulous police work and enjoying the remarkable finish make this book worthwhile.

Gunnhildur Gísladóttir, a sergeant with the serious crimes unit, is called to investigate when a prominent citizen is found dead and tied to a bed in a posh hotel. The contents of his wallet are missing and charges soon appear on his accounts. Gunna pursues leads until she finds the likeness of a woman on closed circuit cameras. That same woman purchased jewelry using one of the stolen cards. Her team soon discovers that there have been other robberies that were hushed up by the victims. When an important laptop goes missing, a hardened criminal nicknamed Baddó enters the scene, committing bribery — and even murder — to get his hands on the computer and the thief who stays one step ahead of him and the police. (SOHO CRIME, Dec., 320 pp., $26.95)

Reviewed By: Donna M. Brown

Publisher: SOHO CRIME

Published: December 2013

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