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Jun 18, 2013
| ISBN 9780307744760
Jun 18, 2013
| ISBN 9780307744777
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Jun 18, 2013 | ISBN 9780307744760
Jun 18, 2013 | ISBN 9780307744777
From Per Wahlöö—co-author with his wife, Maj Sjöwall, of the internationally bestselling Martin Beck series of mysteries—comes a novel about a political assassination in South America, and unassuming diplomat is chosen to take his place. The Provincial Resident of a desolate province in a South America has been assassinated. When Manuel Ortega, a minor diplomat, accepts the appointment as the dead man’s successor, it seems a foolhardy decision. From the day he assumes his post he is plunged into a violent, corrupt world, where two extremist political factions are at odds. Ortega is caught in the middle, surrounded by people he’s not sure he can trust–his alluring secretary, the cynical chief of police, and the sullen bodyguards who try to keep the Resident alive. As the tension rises, Ortega must take action, but the question remains: what will he do?
Born in 1926, Per Wahlöö was a Swedish writer and journalist who, alongside his own novels, collaborated with his wife, Maj Sjöwall, on the bestselling Martin Beck crime series, which is credited as inspiring writers as varied as Agatha Christie,… More about Per Wahloo
“Per Wahlöö is the Godfather of Scandinavian crime fiction.”—Jo Nesbø “Per Wahlöö´s prose works with the same precision as the final round in an automatic weapon.”–Göteborgs-Posten
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