In Arne Dahl’s riveting follow-up to Misterioso, the Intercrime team is assigned the task of tracking
down an American serial killer on the loose in Sweden—quietly and as quickly as
When a Swedish literary critic is found tortured to death in
a janitor’s closet at Newark International Airport, the police realize that the
murderer made off with the victim’s ticket and boarded a flight to Stockholm.
Swedish authorities are placed on high alert, but the killer manages to slip
through the customs dragnet and vanish into the night.
With no clear motive in sight, Detectives Paul Hjelm and
Kerstin Holm of Intercrime’s A-Unit take over the investigation. They learn
that the method of torture used was not only a highly specialized means of
extracting information secretly developed during the Vietnam War—allowing the
victim to whisper, but not to scream—but also that it was the modus operandi of
an allegedly deceased homicidal maniac known only as the Kentucky Killer.
As additional victims are discovered on the outskirts of
Stockholm and the terror grows, the team finds itself coming up empty-handed.
Hjelm and Holm fly to New York, hoping to discover both the killer’s identity
and the source of his interest in Sweden. What they quickly learn, searching
through the past, is that bad blood always comes back around. Download and start listening now!