Red Wolf

Red Wolf

eBook - 2011
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In the middle of the freezing winter, a journalist is murdered in the northern Swedish town of Lulea. Crime reporter Annika Bengtzon suspects that the killing is linked to an attack against an air base in the late sixties. Against the explicit orders of her boss, Annika continues her investigation of the death, which is soon followed by a series of shocking murders.

Annika quickly finds herself drawn into a spiral of terrorism and violence centered around a small communist group called The Beasts. Meanwhile, her marriage starts to slide, and in the end she is not only determined to find out the truth, but also forced to question her own husband's honesty.

From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: [S.l.] : [s.n.], 2011
ISBN: 9780307358462
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Happy to have discovered this author and this character. Annika is presented with very human faults, a normal life (husband, children). Going to read the earlier books. Recommended by Anne.

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Mar 26, 2013

What a different surprise! I got this as book-on-tape (12 discs). At first I was unsure about it. The story seemed vague with several seemingly unattached story lines. But I liked the main character Annika so I plodded onward and am pleased I did. I found this to be a FINE FINE story, extremely well crafted indeed. All knots were tied together, in complicated and shrewd ways. Excellent. This is a story placed in Sweden. I liked that very much, not knowing a lot about this country or their customs, it was wonderful and fresh for me. Annika is an astute newspaper reporter and mother. It was interesting to see how she balanced this hectic lifestyle...and then add in the danger, mystery and intrigue! She is researching tips on terrorism, some tied back to an event decades ago, an unsolved attack on a military base. She meets all kinds of sordid characters and finds herself in the middle of many murders. There are affairs, communistic perceptions, forests, good guys, bad guys, politicians, old fears, and charming but haunting singing angels. I am only now seeing that this is the 5th Annika book and am sorry I did not start at the beginning of the series...but intend to now. I highly recommend this book (and perhaps the series) if you like a labyrinth of subterfuge and stratagem!

NOTE: if you select this as book on tape, be aware, the narrator is a British Woman with a challenging voice and rhythm. I did not mind it so much, but my man could not stand to have it on in the car, because he said her grating voice hurt his ears and he is a big fan of books on tape, so that was not his issue...

Apr 04, 2011

The old radicals were interesting, but the Swedish bureaucratic subplot was boring in the extreme.

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