By Thomas Enger
Uncovering type divisions, racial conflicts, and tangled feelings, this gritty, surprising
novel of suspense heralds the arriving of a tremendous new talent.
Henning Juul is a veteran investigative crime reporter in Oslo, Norway. A bad fireplace killed his six-year-old son, lower scars throughout his face, and ended his marriage, and on his first day again on the task after the bad tragedy a physique is stumbled on in a single of the city’s public parks. a stunning lady collage scholar has been stoned to demise and buried as much as her neck, her physique left bloody and uncovered. The brutality of the crime shakes the full state, yet regardless of his personal fresh trauma – and the truth that his ex-wife’s new boyfriend is additionally at the case - Henning is given the task. while the victim’s boyfriend, a Pakistani local, is arrested, Henning feels definite the fellow is blameless. This was once no longer easily a center Eastern-style honor killing within the face of adultery – it used to be a much more advanced gesture, and one who will drag Henning right into a darkness he’s by no means dreamed of.
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Hassan is going over to the landlord and accepts the money. ‘Looks very good,’ the landlord comments. Hassan nods, counts the 8 20-kroner notes and omits to say there's 10 kroner an excessive amount of. particularly correct, he thinks, considering that he obtained the express-while-u-wait carrier. Shah will get out of the automobile and palms the landlord the keys. the opposite 3 wipe off the rest moisture at the Audi’s roof, doorways and rims. ‘Thank you so much,’ the landlord says and will get in. He drives off at a leisurely speed. Hassan seems to be on the others and indications that they need to return within. They obey his command and step inside of Hassan’s glass cage workplace. it's the dimension of a bed room. There are 3 chairs and a tv within the nook, Al-Jazeera with the hold forth. there's a mug of espresso, a working laptop or computer and mounds of records and newspapers on Hassan’s table. An outdated nude photograph of Nereida Gallardo Alvarez decorates the wall in the back of Hassan’s squeaking chair. ‘Close the door,’ Hassan orders Yasser Shah. Hassan presses a button. A crimson gentle is going on outdoor the automobile wash. The others wait. Hassan appears at them. His hair is longish, shining with Brylcreem and combed again. He doesn’t have a ponytail, although his hair is lengthy sufficient for one. He has strips of beard, rigorously combed, round his mouth and on his cheeks. He wears a thick gold chain round his neck and jewelry that fit. he's donning worn, stonewashed denims and a white vest which stretches tightly throughout his belly and chest. Hassan is skinny, yet now not gangly. The muscle tissues in his hands are obvious. He has a tattoo of a eco-friendly frog on one arm and a black scorpion at the different. ‘We’ve acquired a problem,’ he says, taking a look gravely at them in flip. ‘We’ve observed this ahead of, what to do should still one of these scenario come up, and particularly if this actual state of affairs may still come up. ’ The others nod silently. Yasser Shah opens his mouth somewhat. Hassan registers it. ‘Yasser – over to you now,’ he says firmly. Yasser’s approximately to talk, yet Hassan interrupts him. ‘We have to ship him a message. this is often your probability to turn out that you’re one in all us, that you’re thinking about being the following. ’ Shah appears to be like down. he's brief and of heavy construct. there's a sq. of dense beard round his mouth, his dermis is gentle, and he has sideburns. His nostril is crooked from a fist struggle in Gujrat in 1994. His lip was once cut up within the related struggle, and he has a scar on his higher lip, to the left. The stud in his left ear seems like a diamond. ‘Do you need to visit reformatory? ’ Shah seems to be up back. ‘No,’ he mutters. ‘Do you will want the remainder of us to finish up in penitentiary? ’ ‘No. ’ His voice is less assailable this time. ‘This lifestyle calls for that we sacrifice ourselves for every other,’ Hassan keeps. ‘We can’t take dangers. ’ The others examine Hassan after which at Shah. Hassan waits decades earlier than starting a drawer and casting off a black field. He opens it, takes out a pistol and a silencer and offers either to Shah. ‘Nice and simple. No blunders. ’ Shah nods reluctantly. ‘As for the remainder of you. once this hits the headlines – determine you’re close to a CCTV digital camera and feature lots of witnesses who can vouch for you.