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The exceptional fourth thriller in the Edgar-nominated series featuring Inspector Kari Vaara.

A missing woman too unimportant to raise alarms . . . criminal masterminds too powerful to pursue. And when the system fails, Inspector Kari Vaara must dispense his own brand of justice.

Kari Vaara is recovering from the physical and emotional toll of solving the Lisbet Söderlund case when hes approached with a plea: an Estonian woman begs him to find her daughter, Loviise, a young woman with Down syndrome who was promised work and a better life in Finland . . . and has since disappeared.

One more missing girl is a drop in the barrel for a police department that is understaffed and overburdened, but for Kari, the case is personal: its a chance for redemption, to help the victims his failed black-ops unit was intended to save, and to prove to his estranged wife, Kate, that hes still the man he once was. His search will lead him from the glittering world of Helsinkis high-class clubs to the darkest circles of Finlands underground trade in trafficked women . . . and straight into the path of Loviises captors, who may be some of the most untouchable people in the country.

As Kari works his new case, a past one comes back to haunt him when powerful enemies return to settle unfinished business. In a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, he is propelled toward a reckoning in which the stakes are life or death . . . and only the victors will be left standing.

Synopsis:

In the stunning new thriller from the Edgar Award–nominated author, Inspector Kari Vaara has gained the top position in the Finnish police, and all the power it entails. . . .

As the new national police commissioner of Finland, Kari Vaara, along with his team Milo and Sweetness, now has the keys to the kingdom. With his vast collection of dirt, Kari purges the police ranks of the corrupt and undesirable, and he assigns the newly open job of commissioner of SUPO, Finlands secret police, to Milo. Milo goes to work with the SUPO archives, having them scanned and organized for his analysis. As he digs deeper into the immense body of records, the evidence points to alarming conclusions. Its a commonly held belief that there are no serial killers in Finland. Milo is about to prove that theory to be disturbingly wrong.

Meanwhile, Kari is called to the scene of a bizarre and gruesome murder. A man is found hanging upside down from his left foot, his right leg bent at the knee and tied to the left. His hands are tied behind his back. There is no forensic evidence in the house. And the only clues at the crime scene include an odd assortment of goods: robes, a wand, a dull dagger, and a deck of tarot cards . . .

Synopsis:

The exceptional fourth thriller in the Edgar-nominated series featuring Inspector Kari Vaara.

A missing woman too unimportant to raise alarms . . . criminal masterminds too powerful to pursue. And when the system fails, Inspector Kari Vaara must dispense his own brand of justice.

Kari Vaara is recovering from the physical and emotional toll of solving the Lisbet Söderlund case when hes approached with a plea: an Estonian woman begs him to find her daughter, Loviise, a young woman with Down syndrome who was promised work and a better life in Finland . . . and has since disappeared.

One more missing girl is a drop in the barrel for a police department that is understaffed and overburdened, but for Kari, the case is personal: its a chance for redemption, to help the victims his failed black-ops unit was intended to save, and to prove to his estranged wife, Kate, that hes still the man he once was. His search will lead him from the glittering world of Helsinkis high-class clubs to the darkest circles of Finlands underground trade in trafficked women . . . and straight into the path of Loviises captors, who may be some of the most untouchable people in the country.

As Kari works his new case, a past one comes back to haunt him when powerful enemies return to settle unfinished business. In a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, he is propelled toward a reckoning in which the stakes are life or death . . . and only the victors will be left standing.

About the Author

James Thompson, eastern Kentucky born and raised, has lived in Finland for the past decade. Before becoming a full-time writer, Thompson studied Swedish and Finnish, in which he is fluent, and worked as a bartender, bouncer, construction worker, photographer, rare coin dealer, and soldier. He is also the author of the Inspector Vaara novels Helsinki White and Lucifer's Tears.

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Janis M., September 20, 2011 (view all comments by Janis M.)
What a great surprise this book was! Not only is it a great mystery and police procedural, but the book is set in the Lapland area of Finland. I confess to knowing very little about Finland today or its history. Additionally I knew little about the diverse people of Finland. This book and its sequel, Lucifer's Tears which is set in Helsinki, both taught me a lot about a very interesting, diverse country. The characters are richly drawn including the criminals who are multi-faceted. I ended caring about the protagonist, his family and coworkers. James Thompson is an American who is married to a Finn. So he brings both slants of living in Finland to these books. I cannot wait for the third book. These are the type of books you want to read on a cloudy, cold or rainy day because once you start them, you will not want to put them down.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780425238837
Author:
Thompson, James M
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
Author:
Thompson, James M.
Author:
Thompson, James
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Thrillers
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Inspector Vaara Novel an Inspector Vaara Novel
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
17-17

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"Synopsis" by ,
In the stunning new thriller from the Edgar Award–nominated author, Inspector Kari Vaara has gained the top position in the Finnish police, and all the power it entails. . . .

As the new national police commissioner of Finland, Kari Vaara, along with his team Milo and Sweetness, now has the keys to the kingdom. With his vast collection of dirt, Kari purges the police ranks of the corrupt and undesirable, and he assigns the newly open job of commissioner of SUPO, Finlands secret police, to Milo. Milo goes to work with the SUPO archives, having them scanned and organized for his analysis. As he digs deeper into the immense body of records, the evidence points to alarming conclusions. Its a commonly held belief that there are no serial killers in Finland. Milo is about to prove that theory to be disturbingly wrong.

Meanwhile, Kari is called to the scene of a bizarre and gruesome murder. A man is found hanging upside down from his left foot, his right leg bent at the knee and tied to the left. His hands are tied behind his back. There is no forensic evidence in the house. And the only clues at the crime scene include an odd assortment of goods: robes, a wand, a dull dagger, and a deck of tarot cards . . .

"Synopsis" by ,
The exceptional fourth thriller in the Edgar-nominated series featuring Inspector Kari Vaara.

A missing woman too unimportant to raise alarms . . . criminal masterminds too powerful to pursue. And when the system fails, Inspector Kari Vaara must dispense his own brand of justice.

Kari Vaara is recovering from the physical and emotional toll of solving the Lisbet Söderlund case when hes approached with a plea: an Estonian woman begs him to find her daughter, Loviise, a young woman with Down syndrome who was promised work and a better life in Finland . . . and has since disappeared.

One more missing girl is a drop in the barrel for a police department that is understaffed and overburdened, but for Kari, the case is personal: its a chance for redemption, to help the victims his failed black-ops unit was intended to save, and to prove to his estranged wife, Kate, that hes still the man he once was. His search will lead him from the glittering world of Helsinkis high-class clubs to the darkest circles of Finlands underground trade in trafficked women . . . and straight into the path of Loviises captors, who may be some of the most untouchable people in the country.

As Kari works his new case, a past one comes back to haunt him when powerful enemies return to settle unfinished business. In a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, he is propelled toward a reckoning in which the stakes are life or death . . . and only the victors will be left standing.

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