Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781609989637

  • ISBN: 9780792784180

Runtime: 12.10 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Officer Gunnhildur, recently promoted from her post in rural Iceland to Reykjavík’s Serious Crime Unit, is tasked with hunting down escaped convict Long Ommi, who has embarked on a spree of violent score-settling in and around the city. Meanwhile, she’s also investigating the murder of a fitness guru in her own city-center apartment. As Gunna delves into the cases, she unearths some unwelcome secrets and influential friends shared by both guru and convict. 

Set in an Iceland plagued by an ongoing financial crisis, Gunna has to take stock of the whirlwind changes that have swept through the country—and the fact that at the highest levels of power, the system’s endemic corruption still leads, inevitably, to murder.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In British author Bates’ solid follow-up to 2010’s Frozen Assets, Gunnhildur ‘Gunna’ Gísladóttir, now a sergeant with the Serious Crime Unit in Reykjavík, Iceland, looks into the murder of minor celebrity Svana Geirs, who hosted a TV fitness show and was intimately involved with various athletes and business figures…Bates, who lived ten years in Iceland…manages to engage the reader as Gunna explores the prominent men who knew Svana and deals with Magnùsson’s carnage.” Publishers Weekly
“Porter is undaunted by the names of local people and places and smoothly transitions between the many characters. The complex mystery is centered on what appears to be separate crimes: the murder of a beautiful woman and an escaped convict’s assaults on his former associates. Porter moves the dialogue along quickly as the skillful negotiations of Gunna and her team reveal that the case is not a simple murder and that its political overtones must be reckoned with.” AudioFile
“Twisty, complex, and dark.” Booklist
“More routine than Gunna’s debut, but still required reading for anyone who wants a sense of how calamitous Iceland’s meltdown was—and what just might be in store for American police procedurals next.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Quentin Bates

Author Bio: Quentin Bates

Quentin Bates lived in Iceland for ten years before moving back to the United Kingdom in 1990, where he became a full-time journalist at a commercial fishing magazine. He and his wife frequently return to Iceland, where they have many friends, including several in the Reykjavík police.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 12.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English