By Liza Marklund

From “the Queen of Scandinavian crime fiction” (Henning Mankell), the most recent installment within the across the world bestselling sequence starring investigative reporter Annika Bengtzon.

The notion for the hit movie sequence, Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter, now on hand on Netflix.

HOW a long way WILL A MADMAN visit reach the final word PRIZE?

in the course of a brutal Scandinavian iciness, a member of the Nobel Prize committee is gunned down within the urban of Stockholm.

Reporter Annika Bengtzon, who made eye touch with the killer simply seconds ahead of the photographs have been fired, is the main witness. end result of the sensitivity of the crime, police factor a gag order on her immediately—and she is compelled to determine on her personal why an American murderer identified purely as “the Kitten” ordered the hit. together with her marriage falling to items and her task at the line, Annika quick unearths herself in the midst of a violent tale of terror and demise, the roots of which date again centuries. The study all leads her to a similar guy: a wealthy and well-known industrialist answerable for one of many world’s such a lot coveted presents, who died a sad and mysterious demise. If Annika desires to study the reality, she dangers uncovering secrets and techniques that a few will do something to guard.

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What, you suggest a formal theater play? ” “A tragedy in 4 acts,” Annika acknowledged. “I had no idea,” Berit stated. “It’s bizarre that we’ve by no means heard approximately it. Do you think that that’s rather real? ” “It used to be referred to as Nemesis,” Annika stated, “about a tender girl who murders her father. it seems that she was once a true person—her identify was once Beatrice Cenci …” “And I daresay issues didn’t finish fortunately ever after for her,” Berit stated. “Could it in all likelihood be the case that Nemesis punished her quickly afterwards? ” Annika hung the machine over her shoulder and collected her bag. “Bingo,” she stated. “You need to be cautious if you’re going to begin enjoying God,” Berit acknowledged with a wave. even if Annika couldn’t see any connection in any respect, a picture of Sophia Grenborg popped into her head. Thomas used to be heading out from Rosenbad, pushing the door open with a steady contact of his hand at the brass door deal with. The door flew open, quick and silently. He opened his umbrella. The rain hadn’t stopped. It was once nonetheless lashing the pavement with such depth that the drops bounced, forming a hazy carpet a number of inches above the floor. He stopped for a number of moments, observing the sight, feeling oddly content material. It were an exceptional day, a very hiya. For the 1st time he felt like he was once discovering his ft, like he was once commencing to belong there. His formal function was once drawing close its end, he wasn’t speculated to be staying on after the briefing on Monday, yet this afternoon he have been ended in think that he will be staying finally. He’d attempted to name Annika, yet her mobile phone were switched off. Now she’ll see, he idea. She by no means particularly believed i'll pull this off, yet now she’ll need to settle for that she was once mistaken. Annika hadn’t been in any respect captivated with the undertaking. occasionally he concept she was once jealous, that she couldn’t undergo the truth that his profession had overtaken hers. She desired to consider vital, and whilst her imposed interval of go away coincided with the task of a life-time for him, their marriage had suffered. at the few events while she confirmed any curiosity in any respect in his paintings, she flew at him with a load of indignant questions, which simply made him drained and disenchanted. loads of commentators had puzzled the government’s new proposed laws; he’d learn all of them and had concluded that they have been very stressed. humans have been arguing opposed to present legislation, opposed to consultations, investigations, and referrals to the Legislative Council, and it used to be all getting combined up. He knew Annika, and he knew that she used to be pushed through a real trust in justice. possibly her questions have been critical, yet that didn’t suggest she was once correct. He took a deep breath and trigger into the rain. He jogged fast up Fredsgatan, earlier the overseas Ministry and up towards Malmtorgsgatan. This morning he had needed to park within the multistory on Brunkebergstorg. often he controlled to discover a less expensive spot in a single of the streets within reach, yet at the present time the streets have been complete up by the point he arrived. He used to be soaked as much as the knees by the point he ultimately reached the car parking zone.

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