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Oslo, 1938. War is in the air and Europe is in turmoil. Hitler’s Germany has occupied Austria and is threatening Czechoslovakia; there’s a civil war in Spain and Mussolini reigns in Italy. When a woman turns up at the office of police-turned-private investigator Ludvig Paaske, he and his assistant – his one-time nemesis and former drug-smuggler Jack Rivers – begin a seemingly straightforward investigation into marital infidelity. 

But all is not what it seems, and when Jack is accused of murder, the trail leads back to the 1920s, to prohibition-era Norway, to the smugglers, sex workers and hoodlums of his criminal past and an extraordinary secret.

©2020 Kjell Ola Dahl; Translation © Don Bartlett, 2021 (P)2021 Isis Publishing Ltd

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  • 16-05-2021

Yeah fine

There’s nothing much wrong with either book or reading, it just didn’t grab me and the setting in 1938 seemed completely pointless.

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