Last Will: A Novel (The Annika Bengtzon Series)

By Liza Marklund

From “the Queen of Scandinavian crime fiction” (Henning Mankell), the newest installment within the the world over bestselling sequence starring investigative reporter Annika Bengtzon.

The idea for the hit movie sequence, Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter, now to be had on Netflix.

HOW a long way WILL A MADMAN visit reach the final word PRIZE?

in the course of a brutal Scandinavian wintry weather, a member of the Nobel Prize committee is gunned down within the urban of Stockholm.

Reporter Annika Bengtzon, who made eye touch with the killer simply seconds sooner than the pictures have been fired, is the major witness. as a result sensitivity of the crime, police factor a gag order on her immediately—and she is compelled to determine on her personal why an American murderer identified simply as “the Kitten” ordered the hit. along with her marriage falling to items and her activity at the line, Annika fast unearths herself in the midst of a violent tale of terror and demise, the roots of which date again centuries. The study all leads her to an identical guy: a wealthy and well-known industrialist answerable for one of many world’s so much coveted presents, who died a sad and mysterious demise. If Annika desires to examine the reality, she dangers uncovering secrets and techniques that a few will do whatever to guard.

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Homosexual? ” Annika requested, wiping a bit of bread around her plate to mop up the final of the dressing. “Probably. i feel he and Watson are a pair. they appear relatively lovable jointly. ” a wide a part of the paper used to be taken up with the unsuccessful police hunt for the killer. there have been photographs of law enforcement officials on bridges, cops in tunnels, law enforcement officials beside quite a few stretches of water. The photofit was once on either front web page and an entire web page contained in the paper. The caption acknowledged that the image was once produced with the aid of “witnesses on the crime scene,” no point out of Annika. essentially each article concerning the police hunt used to be written through the reporter Patrik Nilsson, who, including Berit, now made up the complete of the crime table. “Have you obvious the contest? ” Berit requested. Annika picked up the opposite paper and quick leafed via it. that they had approximately an analogous collection of articles and photographs, with one exception: Bosse’s article. Annika felt herself blushing as she skimmed via his textual content. It lined 3 entire pages and defined the process occasions within the Golden corridor from a private point of view, and it used to be either unnerving and intensely targeted. He obviously hadn’t noticeable the killer, nor spotted whilst the pair who have been shot fell, nor obvious the killer depart the corridor. nonetheless he controlled to drag it jointly: the corridor and all of the lighting fixtures, the dancing, the warmth, the blood, and the screaming. And she’s dancing with me, we’re dancing within the Golden corridor underneath the gaze of the Queen of the Mälaren, she’s so gentle in my hands and that i are looking to be right here without end … Annika learn that sentence thrice and felt her pulse quicken. “Do you will want espresso? ” Annika nodded. They moved to the sofas on the a ways finish of the room with their mugs and papers. “What was once safety at the front like? ” Berit requested, placing her mug down on a white serviette. “Metal detectors? luggage via a scanner? Pat-downs? ” Annika folded the opposite paper with a snicker. “Nothing like that in any respect. everybody went in during the major front, you recognize, the gateway on Hantverkargatan, then over the courtyard and as much as the doorways that lead instantly into the Blue corridor. We needed to queue there for a few minutes and exhibit our invites, after which we have been in. ” “Really? ” Berit stated skeptically. “Please inform me that the invitation had a few kind of digital tag? ” Annika took a sip of her espresso and shook her head. “Printed black variety on cream-colored card. you recognize, I nonetheless don’t imagine that’s right,” she stated, analyzing the photofit photo at the entrance of the paper. “But I can’t determine what’s incorrect with it. ” “You should have obtained a superb examine her. ” “For approximately seconds,” Annika stated. “To commence with I didn’t imagine I remembered something, however the police officer within the profiling unit was once lovely reliable. He dragged out photographs from deep inside of the following that I didn’t recognize have been there. ” She knocked on her head. “It should have been a truly unnerving experience,” Berit acknowledged. Annika slumped a bit within the couch, staring blindly at a wide tapestry striking at the wall.

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