By Maj Sjowall, Per Wahloo
The stunning 6th novel within the Martin Beck secret sequence via the the world over well known crime writing duo via Maj Sj?wall and in line with Wahl??, reveals Beck investigating a brutal assassination.When Viktor Palmgren, a strong Swedish industrialist is shot in the course of his after-dinner speech within the sumptuous lodge Savoy, it sends a shiver down the backbone of the foreign funds markets and terrifies the tiny city of Malmo. not anyone within the eating place can determine the gunman, and native police are sheepishly baffled. that is while Beck takes over the scene and fast choices via Palmgren's historical past. What he reveals is an online of vice so despicable that it really is difficult for him to visualize who would not wish Palmgren lifeless, yet that does not cease him and his crew of devoted detectives from tackling considered one of their so much fascinating instances but.
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I don’t really have to ask if you like it here,” Åsa Torell said. “Like most native Stockholmers, I’ve always dreamed of having an apartment in Gamla Stan,” Martin Beck said. ” Åsa nodded. She was leaning against the window frame, her ankles crossed, holding the glass with both hands. Small and delicate, she had big brown eyes, short dark hair and tanned skin, and she looked healthy, calm and relaxed. It made Martin Beck happy to see her so, for it had taken her a long time to get over Åke Stenström’s death.
And he was supposed to have a day off! It was a rough night in the sense that nothing really happened. Some people who more or less fitted the description were stopped on the highways leading out of the city and at the train station. None of them seemed to have anything to do with the case, but their names were taken. At twenty to one the last train left the station. At quarter to two the police in Lund sent the message that Palmgren was alive. At three o’clock another message came from the same source.
He wondered anxiously if he’d underestimated their appetites, but when the guests stood up from the table, they seemed full and content, and Kollberg discreetly unbuttoned the waistband of his pants. Åsa and Gun preferred schnapps and beer to wine, and when the dinner was over, the Løjtens bottle was empty. ” “I don’t have time off,” Gun said. ” Bodil was the Kollbergs’ almost two-year-old daughter. “Don’t think about it,” Kollberg said. “I’ll take care of her tomorrow, hungover or not. And don’t talk about work.