By Michael Ridpath
Iceland 1934: boys enjoying within the lava fields that encompass their remoted farmsteads see whatever they would 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, mark downs annihilated, lives ruined. Grassroots revolution is within the air, as is the sensation that somebody should pay...ought to pay the blood fee. And in a rustic with a inhabitants of simply 300,000 souls, in a rustic the place we all know every body, it's not tough to attract up a listing of precisely who's accountable. after which, one-by-one, to go them off. Iceland 2010: As bankers and politicians begin to die, at domestic and in a foreign country, it really is as much as Magnus Jonson to solve the internet of conspirators sooner 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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Maybe both of them together could. He turned to ask Benedikt for his opinion when he heard voices, angry voices. ’ It was Hallgrímur’s mother, and she was sobbing. ’ His father. They were coming closer. ‘He’s at the bottom of the lake and he will stay there. The fish will eat him. ’ ‘You are a horrible vile man! ’ ‘Do you want to join him, you whore? ’ Hallgrímur heard his mother sobbing. ‘I thought not. I left the horse by the road. ’ They were really close now. Hallgrímur and Benedikt could not risk being seen; Hallgrímur could only guess at how angry his parents would be if they discovered him.
It was a particular problem with Árni Holm. He was good at the deadpan irony. On the other hand he occasionally said the most spectacularly stupid things. ’ ‘I hear your course is pretty good. There’s a waiting list of people to sign up for it. ’ Magnus was teaching a course at the National Police College on urban crime in the United States. He enjoyed being an instructor; it was something he had never done before and it turned out he was good at it. He had been seconded to the Icelandic police at the request of the National Police Commissioner who was worried about big-city crime hitting his small country.
He preferred the teaching. The water jets began to bubble and Árni closed his eyes and leaned back. Magnus took the opportunity to examine the scar on Árni’s chest. The surgeon at the National Hospital had done a good job of patching him up. Magnus had seen many plugged bullet holes that looked a lot worse. Magnus had worked with Árni on a case immediately after his own arrival from Boston four months before. Árni was not known as Reykjavík’s best detective, some said that he only had the job because his uncle, Chief Superintendent Thorkell Hólm, was head of CID.
66 North by Michael Ridpath