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By Leif GW Persson

Extraordinary . . . Persson writes with a yes hand and sharp perception. His detectives are human, fascinating, and fallible . . . one other winner from Persson. If something, it’s even greater than the 1st booklet. fanatics of Scandinavian crime fiction will devour it up.”
—Library Journal

Stockholm, 1975: Six youngsters take the whole employees of the West German embassy hostage. The lengthy siege ends with the deaths of 2 hostages and the wounding of numerous others. leap to 1989: whilst a Swedish civil servant is murdered, the 2 major detectives at the case locate their research rapidly shelved via a corrupt senior investigator. Ten years later: Lars Johansson, having simply joined the Swedish safety Police, comes to a decision to tie up a couple of unfastened ends left at the back of through his predecessor: in particular, documents on Swedes who had allegedly collaborated at the 1975 takeover of the West German embassy, one in all whom grew to become out to be the homicide sufferer in 1989. Johansson reopens the research and follows the leads--right as much as your doorstep of Sweden's newly minted minister of justice.

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Ship, combined from an early formation of three hulls, now resembles two ancient stupas joined at their bases. Designed to protect against the hard wind between the stars, streamers of plasma convection once flowed and glowed ahead of and around the hulls like foggy gold rivers, ferrying interstellar dust—icy, glassy, metallic—aft, where it was processed into fuel or forged to replace Ship’s ablated outer layers. Now, the last of the plasma feebly glows around the pinched middle, a vestigial beacon.

Like grunting, only they would be words if I could remember. There was no swearing in the Dreamtime. How wrong was that? What could they possibly… “I want it to stop,” I croak. ” I begin to rant. I’m special, I have needs, I have a job to do—once I get my act together. I’m going to be important. I get so angry I start to feel weak. My voice goes up a couple of notches and I hit myself. Blubbering, incoherent. Strangely, I can feel myself smile as I shout out my frustration. I know how ridiculous I look, a grown man, having his first tantrum.

Maybe it’s the name of this bad place. But it’s a mild word, an empty glass word, not nearly shocking enough to convey the awfulness. And yet now the awfulness has been replaced by simple misery. Half of that misery comes out of foiled expectations. More words, longer, richer words, implying a process—a surrounding world with its own expectations. The words are like doors that open. They hold their own promise. Soon I’m shouting big new words into the brownness, the not-quite darkness. Some of them mean nothing.

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