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Sun Storm

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Zusatztext “Richly atmospheric.” — Kirkus Reviews “Larsson builds suspense gradually but inexorably! and she is equally good at creating mood. . . .This impressive debut heralds another striking voice from Scandinavia.” — Booklist    “For those who eschew exotic travel in favor of the familiar hammock! there’s nothing better than a well-written and well-translated story from some place you’ll probably never visit. is that story and more!” — Rocky Mountain News   Informationen zum Autor Åsa Larsson was born in Kiruna, Sweden, in 1966. She studied in Uppsala and lived for some years in Stockholm but now prefers the rural life with her husband, two children, and several chickens. A former tax lawyer, she now writes full-time and is the author of Sun Storm , winner of Sweden’s Best First Crime Novel Award, and The Black Path , which Delacorte will publish in 2007. Klappentext WINNER OF SWEDEN'S BEST FIRST CRIME NOVEL AWARD • In the land of silence and snow, the killing has begun . . . Rebecka Martinsson is heading home to Kiruna, the town she'd left in disgrace years before. A Stockholm attorney, Rebecka has a good reason to return: her friend Sanna, whose brother has been horrifically murdered in the revivalist church his charisma helped create. Beautiful and fragile, Sanna needs someone like Rebecka to remove the shadow of guilt that is engulfing her, to forestall an ambitious prosecutor and a dogged policewoman. But to help her friend, and to find the real killer of a man she once adored and is now not sure she ever knew, Rebecka must relive the darkness she left behind in Kiruna, delve into a sordid conspiracy of deceit, and confront a killer whose motives are dark, wrenching, and impossible to guess. . . . Praise for Sun Storm "Richly atmospheric."-Kirkus Reviews "Larsson builds suspense gradually but inexorably, and she is equally good at creating mood. . . .This impressive debut heralds another striking voice from Scandinavia."-Booklist "For those who eschew exotic travel in favor of the familiar hammock, there's nothing better than a well-written and well-translated story from some place you'll probably never visit. is that story and more!"-Rocky Mountain News And evening came and morning came, the first day When Viktor Strandgård dies it is not, in fact, for the first time. He lies on his back in the church called The Source of All Our Strength and looks up through the enormous windows in its roof. It’s as if there is nothing between him and the dark winter sky up above. You can’t get any closer than this, he thinks. When you come to the church on the mountain at the end of the world, the sky will be so close that you can reach out and touch it. The Aurora Borealis twists and turns like a dragon in the night sky. Stars and planets are compelled to give way to her, this great miracle of shimmering light, as she makes her unhurried way across the vault of heaven. Viktor Strandgård follows her progress with his eyes. I wonder if she sings? he thinks. Like a lonely whale beneath the sea? And as if his thoughts have touched her, she stops for a second. Breaks her endless journey. Contemplates Viktor Strandgård with her cold winter eyes. Because he is as beautiful as an icon lying there, to tell the truth, with the dark blood like a halo round his long, fair, St. Lucia hair. He can’t feel his legs anymore. He is getting drowsy. There is no pain. Curiously enough it is his previous death he is thinking of as he lies there looking into the eye of the dragon. That time in the late winter when he came cycling down the long bank toward the crossroads at Adolf Hedinsvägen and Hjalmar Lundbohmsvägen. Happy and redeemed, his guitar on his back. He remembers how the wheels of his bicycle skidded helplessly ...

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Authors Asa Larsson
Assisted by Marlaine Delargy (Translation)
Publisher Random House USA
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 26.12.2006
 
EAN 9780385340786
ISBN 978-0-385-34078-6
No. of pages 310
Dimensions 152 mm x 229 mm x 19 mm
Series Rebecka Martinsson
Rebecka Martinsson
Subject Fiction > Suspense > Crime fiction, thrillers, espionage

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