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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (718 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö Narrator: Tom Weine Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Martin Beck Police Mysteries Release Date:
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Martin Beck faces one of the greatest challenges of his professional life when his investigation unearths evidence of police corruption and brutality in this incredible seventh novel in the Martin Beck mystery series.

The bloody murder of a police captain in his hospital room exposes the particularly unsavory history of a man who spent forty years practicing a horribly brutal brand of strong-arm police work. Nonetheless, Martin Beck and his colleagues scour Stockholm for the murderer, a demented and deadly rifleman. As Beck is gripped by an increasing feeling of impending danger, his investigation unearths evidence of police corruption. That's when an even stronger sense of responsibility, and something like shame, urges him into taking a series of drastic steps, which lead to a shocking disaster.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The first great series of police thrillers…they caught the color of the political times and are above all truly exciting.”

    Michael Ondaatje, New York Times Bestselling author

  • “The Martin Beck books are exemplary police procedurals…The Abominable Man is worthy of its predecessors in this much admired series.”

    Washington Post

  • “A taut, gripping narrative…A book you won't—easily—put down.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Tom Weiner perfects the gravelly rumble of the hard-boiled but intellectual Beck as he makes his way through the dangerous case. Sjöwall’s and Wahlöö's descriptive prose, in tandem with Weiner’s narration, enlivens the Scandinavian imagery, as well as the characters’ often-sordid surroundings…Gripping tension leads to a bleak and horrifying disaster but leaves us awaiting more from this crime series.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Inge Wijnen wijtenburg | 1/31/2014

    " alltough it seems that this case doesn't get solved and that isn't because he had not any enemies but just the other way a round . in this book is the murderd person and the murder gets you sympathie for the first murder . but when you become to know who the murder is you almost are at the end of the book . I know I repeat myself but I really like this serie . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Emu | 1/11/2014

    " I liked the plot - though no happy ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by nina | 1/4/2014

    " I like this series of books, but this one stands out, perhaps because the Sandy Hook killings happened while I was reading it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Stephen Lawton | 1/3/2014

    " This was one tough read, despite a dramatic beginning and ending. Very, very little happens which I guess reflects a lot of police work. I guess police corruption and lack of responsibility also happens. Any organization will have those who do more than their fair share and those who do the absolute minimum. "

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