By Henning Mankell
The best-selling, award-winning writer of the Kurt Wallander sequence can provide an enormous stand-alone masterpiece: a bone-chilling secret that spans centuries and 4 continents.
In the a long way north of Sweden a small, quiet village has been nearly fullyyt burnt up by way of a mass assassin. the single clue left on the scene is a pink ribbon. one of the sufferers are the grandparents of pass judgement on Birgitta Roslin, who units out to discover the killer. regardless of being pushed aside by way of the police, Birgitta is decided to turn out that the murders weren't a random act of violence yet are a part of anything way more darkish and complicated. Her research results in the top echelons of strength and into the recesses of historical past the place the seeds of evil deeds have been planted.
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