Firewall: Kurt Wallander

Firewall: Kurt Wallander

Paperback Kurt Wallander

By (author) Henning Mankell, Translated by Ebba Segerberg

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  • Publisher: VINTAGE
  • Format: Paperback | 544 pages
  • Dimensions: 110mm x 178mm x 32mm | 290g
  • Publication date: 20 November 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 009952659X
  • ISBN 13: 9780099526599
  • Sales rank: 28,194

Product description

Stopping to use a cash machine one evening, a man inexplicably falls to the ground: dead. A taxi driver is brutally murdered by two teenage girls. Quickly apprehended they appeal local policemen with their total lack of remorse. One girl escapes police custody and disappears without trace. Soon afterwards, a blackout covers half the country. When an engineer arrives at the malfunctioning power station, he makes a grisly discovery. Inspector Kurt Wallander is sure that these events must be linked - somehow. Hampered by the discovery of betrayals in his own team, lonely and frustrated, Wallander begins to loose conviction in his role as a detective. The search for answers leads Wallander dangerously close to a shadowy group of anarchic terrorists, hidden within the anonymity of cyberspace. Somehow these criminals seem always to know the police's next move and Wallander finds himself fighting to outsmart them.

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Author information

Henning Mankell is the prize-winning and internationally acclaimed author of the Inspector Wallander Mysteries, now dominating bestseller lists throughout Europe. He devotes much of his time to working with Aids charities in Africa, where he is also director of the Teatro Avenida in Maputo.

Review quote

"The most impressive new voice in the genre since Ian Rankin" -- Mark Lawson Guardian "Henning Mankell is in the first division of crime writing" The Times "Mankell could turn you to crime" Daily Telegraph "A master of atmosphere and suspense" -- EUGENE WEBER Los Angeles Times "Kurt Wallander is right up there with Ian Rankin's John Rebus" Waterstone's Books Quarterly