By Michael Ridpath
Iceland 1934: boys enjoying within the lava fields that encompass their remoted farmsteads see anything they do not have. the implications will hang-out them and their households for generations. Iceland 2009: the credits crunch bites. The forex has been devalued, banks nationalized, discounts annihilated, lives ruined. Grassroots revolution is within the air, as is the sensation that somebody should pay...ought to pay the blood cost. And in a rustic with a inhabitants of simply 300,000 souls, in a rustic the place we all know every person, it's not tough to attract up an inventory of precisely who's accountable. after which, one-by-one, to move them off. Iceland 2010: As bankers and politicians begin to die, at domestic and out of the country, it really is as much as Magnus Jonson to solve the internet of conspirators earlier than they strike back. yet whereas Magnus investigates the crimes of the current, the crimes of the earlier are catching up with him.
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Harpa felt a jolt as she looked up at him. She couldn’t speak. ’ She nodded and followed the man as he pushed back through the mob towards the edge of the square, where the crowd was more sparse. The hand on her arm was broad and callused, a fisherman’s hand, her father’s hand. ‘Thank you,’ Harpa said, bending to rub her shin where the boot had dug into it. ’ He smiled. A stiff, reserved smile, but betraying concern. ’ A kid barged past them, spluttering as he ripped off his balaclava and rubbed his eyes.
He certainly couldn’t give up. ’ Hallgrímur sighed. ‘All right. We’ll rest for a couple of minutes. ’ They found a comfortable hollow and sat down. The lava protected them from the wind, and the sun warmed their cheeks. Hallgrímur looked up at the savage profile of the Kerlingin Pass, with its outlandish shapes along the ridge. From here he could just make out the silhouette of the Kerlingin troll herself, a giant woman walking along with a bag over her shoulder. The bag was full of naughty children from Stykkishólmur.
That was why Magnus had joined the Boston Police Department. That was why he always had the energy for another dead body. And now here he was, in Iceland. On his arrival in the spring he had been thrown into a case, a very interesting case, but since then there had been nothing but teaching and studying. The orange Penal Code lay on his desk by the window. He knew probably three-quarters of it by now. It wasn’t as if the boys in the Violent Crimes Unit downtown had had much to do. In June a man had been found stabbed to death in the street at four on a Sunday morning.
66 North by Michael Ridpath