Detective Paul Hjelm and his team receive an urgent call from the FBI. A murderer whose methods bear a frightening resemblance to a serial killer they believed long dead is on his way to Sweden.
For years the FBI hunted the so-called ‘Kentucky Killer', their agents haunted by the terrible injuries he inflicted on his victims through his signature device: a weapon that squeezed the vocal cords shut. Has he somehow returned from beyond the grave to torture a new generation, or do they have a copy-cat on their hands? And what do they want in Sweden?
If they are to capture the killer, the team must collaborate with their colleagues in the FBI on a desperate hunt that will take them from rainswept city streets to deserted Kentucky farmhouses, and will push them to the limits of their endurance.
About the Author
Arne Dahl is an award-winning Swedish crime novelist and literary critic. His work has been translated into over twenty languages. His Intercrime series starring Detective Paul Hjelm has been made into a TV adaptation broadcast in the UK by BBC Four.