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The Sins of our Fathers - Arctic Murders Book 6

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Forensic pathologist Lars Pohjanen only has a few weeks left to live when he asks prosecutor Rebecka Martinsson to investigate a murder that has long since passed the statute of limitations. A body has been found in a freezer in the home of a dead alcoholic. It has been identified as a man who disappeared without a trace in 1962: the father of the famous Swedish boxing champion Borje Strom. Rebecka, who recently went through an abrupt break-up and is in a smoldering fight with friend and colleague Anna-Maria Mella, wants nothing to do with a fifty-year-old murder case - she already has enough to worry about. But how can she ignore a dying man''s wish? Rebecka convinces recently retired police officer Sven-Erik Stalnacke to help her look into the case. What she doesn''t tell him is that she has a personal connection to the case. An old woman named Ragnhild Pekkari found the dead body in the freezer while she was cleaning out her brother Henry''s house. Rebecka Martinsson''s mother was a foster child in the Pekkari home and had been like a sister to Ragnhild before she broke with the family. Rebecka feels an inherited animosity toward the people who once treated her mother poorly - and her personal feelings may be clouding her professional judgement. Henry Pekkari had lived alone out on a river island and neighbors report having seen snowmobiles drive across the frozen water shortly before he was found dead. When Rebecka and Sven-Erik visit the man''s house, there are signs that suggest someone had been living out on the island with the old man. But who? Rebecka Martinsson begins to suspect that Henry Pekkari was murdered. When forensic pathologist Pohjanen''s examination confirms her suspicions, Rebecka''s spare-time work with a cold case turns into a red-hot murder investigation. What could Henry Pekkari''s murder have to do with the body of a man that was kept in his freezer for decades? As Rebecka and the team with the Kiruna police start digging into the case, they are led to the Lingonberry King - a man, now in his nineties, who was once the region''s organized crime leader. He is now surrounded by Russian-speaking muscle-men and a house that is protected like a fortress. The whole city of Kiruna is being torn down and moved a few kilometers east to give room to the mine that has been eating up the city from underneath. In the wake of the city move, the tentacles of organized crime are slowly taking over the city... Former boxer Borje Strom may have been searching for the truth about his father, but in the process, he is faced with the truth about himself, his life, and the choices he has made in order to become heavyweight champion of the world. In flashbacks, we follow his life as a young man coming of age. In the present tense, Borje Strom and Ragnhild Pekkari, two tough pensioners scarred by a hard life, find one another. A beautiful and unexpected love story unfolds and when the truth of the dead boxer in the freezer, the Lingonberry King and the violence on the Pekkari island homestead finally comes to light, it is transformative for the gray-haired couple - as well as for Rebecka Martinsson, who will finally be given the key to the mysteries of her own mother''s childhood. The sixth and final book in Larsson''s beloved crime series brings the story of fragile yet fierce heroine Rebecka Martinsson to a spellbinding end. The Sins of Our Fathers was named Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year by the Swedish Crime Writers'' Academy. ...

Product details

Authors 197 Larsson, Åsa Larsson, Sa, SA LARSSON
Assisted by Frank Perry (Translation)
Publisher Quercus Publishing
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 05.01.2023
EAN 9780857051745
ISBN 978-0-85705-174-5
No. of pages 608
Dimensions 164 mm x 238 mm x 50 mm
Subjects Fiction > Suspense

FICTION / Thrillers / Crime

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