The Black Path
Overview - A grisly torture-murder, a haunting northern Sweden backdrop, and a dark drama of twisted sexuality collide memorably in sa Larsson's masterpiece of suspense--a tale of menace, hope, longing, and darkness beyond imagining. The dead woman was found on a frozen lake, her body riddled with evidence of torture. Read more...
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A grisly torture-murder, a haunting northern Sweden backdrop, and a dark drama of twisted sexuality collide memorably in sa Larsson's masterpiece of suspense--a tale of menace, hope, longing, and darkness beyond imagining.
The dead woman was found on a frozen lake, her body riddled with evidence of torture. Instantly, Inspector Anna-Maria Mella knows she needs help. Because the dead woman--found in workout clothes with lacy underwear beneath them--was a key player in a mining company whose tentacles reach across the globe. Anna-Maria needs a lawyer to help explain some things--and she knows one of the best.
Attorney Rebecka Martinsson is desperate to get back to work, to feel alive again after a case that almost destroyed her. Soon Rebecka is prying into the affairs of the dead woman's boss, the founder of Kallis Mining, whose relationship with his star employee was both complex and ominous. But what Rebecka and Anna-Maria are about to uncover--a tangled drama of secrets, perversion, and criminality--will lay bare a tale as shocking as it is sad...about a man's obsession, a woman's lonely death, and a killer's cold, cold heart.
- ISBN-13: 9780385341011
- ISBN-10: 0385341016
- Publisher: Delta
- Publish Date: July 2008
- Page Count: 384
- Dimensions: 8.22 x 5.22 x 0.83 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.66 pounds
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Tornetrask, northern Sweden: the ice on the lake was more than a meter thick, perfect for portable ice fishing lodges known as "arks." Leif Pudas, after a successful day of fishing (and several beers), felt the call of nature and left the cozy comfort of his ark dressed only in pants and hastily pulled-on boots; he planned to be outside less than a minute. It was an error in judgment he would live to regret, as a strong gust of wind caught the door and sent the ark skittering away from him across the ice into the Swedish winter night. Half naked, in the bitter cold, Leif could expect to live a scant few minutes if he was not able to get back indoors. He made his way quickly to a nearby ark and forced the door open. At the thin edge of frostbite, he was desperate to get warm, and he grabbed the first blanket he could lay his hands on. What he found underneath was unspeakable: a thoroughly frozen woman, the mute victim of foul play. Grimly, he stoked the stove, and they slowly thawed out together until he was warm enough to go for help. So begins Asa Larsson's The Black Path a chilling (sorry, couldn't help it) tale of obsession and murder in the far north. Some of the finest novels of suspense nowadays are coming from Scandinavia, and Larsson has done nothing to let the region down. If you like Karin Fossum, Henning Mankell, et al., you're going to love Asa Larsson.P.S.: kudos to Marlaine Delargy, who did a bang-up job of translation.