The ViperBook - 2012 | 1st U.S. ed. --
"Another Scandinavian star has been born into the world of crime fiction. Don't miss out on Hakan Ostlundh!"
--Stephen Booth, author of The Devil's Edge
Published in nine countries worldwide, HÃ¥kan Ã-stlundh is well on his way to becoming one of the new superstars of Scandinavian crime fiction. In this gripping and haunting novel, Arvid, a ruthless business consultant for a major international company, returns home to Sweden after a lengthy assignment in Tokyo. Four days after his return, the maid discovers two dead bodies on the living room floor--a man and a woman. At first, police detective Fredrik Broman assumes the two bodies to be Arvid and his wife, but the male body is badly disfigured and could be anyone. Soon, Fredrik is knee-deep in case that is much more complex than he could ever have imagined.
Set on the island of Gotland, The Viper is a fabulous crime novel that explores the terrors lurking beneath small town life, where escaping one's past is impossible.