By Henning Mankell
Moment within the Kurt Wallander series.On the Swedish sea coast, our bodies, sufferers of grisly torture and chilly execution, are found in a existence raft. without witnesses, no explanations, and no crime scene, Detective Kurt Wallander is annoyed and unsure he has the facility to unravel a case as mysterious because it is heinous. yet after the sufferers are traced to the Baltic nation of Latvia, a rustic gripped via the upheaval of Soviet disintegration, significant Liepa of the Riga police takes over the research. considering his paintings performed, Wallander slips into regimen once again, until eventually without warning, he's known as to Riga and plunged into an alien global the place shadows are far and wide, every little thing is watched, and previous regimes will do whatever to stick alive.
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But he lifted the receiver. It was Morth. " Wallander asked, surprised. "No," Morth said. "But there's something I think is important. " Wallander held his breath. "The men are not Swedes," Morth said. " "I've had a look at their teeth," Morth said. "Their dental work wasn't done by Swedish dentists. " "Yes. Russian dentists. Or dentists from one of the Eastern bloc countries. " "I wouldn't have rung otherwise," Morth said, and Wallander could tell he was annoyed. "I believe you," he said quickly.
He'd heard the forecast, but hoped they might make the Swedish coast before the storm hit. If he hadn't been held up at Hiddensee the night before, he'd have been within sight of Ystad by now and could have changed course a few degrees eastwards. As it was, there were still 7 nautical miles to go and if the snow started coming down heavily, he'd be forced to heave to and wait until visibility improved. He cursed again. It doesn't pay to be mean, he thought. I should have done what I'd meant to do last autumn, and bought a new radar.
Wallander had known about the illness the year before, when they were struggling together to solve the murder of an old couple at Lenarp. During the last months of his life, when it was obvious to everybody and not least to Rydberg himself that the end was nigh, Wallander had tried to imagine going to the station knowing that Rydberg wouldn't be there. How would he manage without the advice and judgement of old Rydberg, who had so much experience? It was still too soon to answer that question. He hadn't had any difficult cases since Rydberg had gone on sick leave for the last time, and then passed away.