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An original and breathtaking thriller surrounding one of the most important issues of our time, from internationally acclaimed and bestselling author Henning Mankell.

When archaeologist Louise Cantor's son Henrik is found dead in his flat, she refuses to believe it was suicide. Despite traces of sleeping tablets in his system, several clues that only a mother knows lead her to believe something more sinister took place.

However Louise soon realizes that Henrik had kept many things from her and is shocked to learn he had contracted HIV. While looking through his papers, she discovers he was obsessed with the conspiracy theory that JFK's brain disappeared prior to the autopsy--along with the vital evidence regarding bullet exit wounds. The only lead is a letter and photograph from Henrik's girlfriend in Mozambique.

Louise's quest to unravel the mystery surrounding her son's death takes her to Africa, a continent rife with disease, poverty and corruption. Struggling to cope with the oppressive heat and sickness, Louise sees fear in every face, even unexpectedly in the clinics set up by an American businessman. In Kennedy's Brain Mankell confirms his status as a master of suspense, and delivers a timely and riveting thriller that will have readers on the edge their seats until the very end.

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Synopsis:

When Louise Cantor finds her 28-year-old son dead in his apartment, everything indicates it was a suicide. Louise, however, refuses to accept this. She and her ex-husband set out to find what happened, and soon discover a dark underworld where suddenly their own lives are at stake.

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From internationally bestselling author Henning Mankell comes a gripping mystery and a depiction of every parent's worst nightmare.

When Louise Cantor finds her twenty-eight year old son dead in his apartment, everything indicates it was a suicide. Louise, however, refuses to accept this, and with nothing more than few suspicions and a mother's intuition, she and her ex-husband set out to find what happened. What they discover is a dark underworld of people exploiting the victims of the AIDS epidemic: corrupt businessmen dealing infected blood, suspicious researchers carrying out dangerous tests, and lecherous drug dealers peddling black market medicine. Their investigation takes them across three continents, and leads them into some mighty financial institutions and highest corridors of power, where suddenly their own lives are at stake.

About the Author

Internationally bestselling novelist and playwright Henning Mankell has received the German Tolerance Prize and the U.K.'s Golden Dagger Award and has been nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize three times. His Kurt Wallander mysteries have been published in thirty-three countries and consistently top the bestseller lists in Europe. He divides his time between Sweden and Maputo, Mozambique, where he has worked as the director of Teatro Avenida since 1985.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307385918
Author:
Mankell, Henning
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Translator:
Thompson, Laurie
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Archaeologists
Subject:
Children -- Death.
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.95 x 5.1 x .7 in .55 lb

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Product details 336 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780307385918 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , When Louise Cantor finds her 28-year-old son dead in his apartment, everything indicates it was a suicide. Louise, however, refuses to accept this. She and her ex-husband set out to find what happened, and soon discover a dark underworld where suddenly their own lives are at stake.
"Synopsis" by , From internationally bestselling author Henning Mankell comes a gripping mystery and a depiction of every parent's worst nightmare.

When Louise Cantor finds her twenty-eight year old son dead in his apartment, everything indicates it was a suicide. Louise, however, refuses to accept this, and with nothing more than few suspicions and a mother's intuition, she and her ex-husband set out to find what happened. What they discover is a dark underworld of people exploiting the victims of the AIDS epidemic: corrupt businessmen dealing infected blood, suspicious researchers carrying out dangerous tests, and lecherous drug dealers peddling black market medicine. Their investigation takes them across three continents, and leads them into some mighty financial institutions and highest corridors of power, where suddenly their own lives are at stake.

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