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    DescriptionIn 1992, in peaceful Southern Sweden, Louise Akerblom, an estate agent, pillar of the Methodist church, wife and mother, disappears. There is no explanation and no motive. Inspector Wallander and his team are called in to investigate. As Inspector Wallander is introduced to this missing person's case he has a gut feeling that the victim will never be found alive, but he has no idea how far he will have to go in search of the killer. In South Africa, Nelson Mandela has made his long walk to freedom, setting in train the country's painful journey towards the end of the apartheid. Wallander and his colleagues find themselves caught up in a complex web involving renegade members of South Africa's secret service and a former KGB agent, all of whom are set upon halting Mandela's rise to power. Faced with an increasingly globalised world in which international terrorism knows no national borders, Wallander must prevent a hideous crime that means to dam the tide of history.


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    Title
    The White Lioness
    Subtitle
    Kurt Wallander
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Henning Mankell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 576
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 412 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099571698
    ISBN 10: 0099571692
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: FF
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    Libri: ENGM1020
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21200
    Libri: SCHW6930, SUED1090
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004250, FIC022000
    DC23: 839.7374
    Thema V1.0: FF
    BIC subject category V2: FGC
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    10 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Henning Mankell has become a worldwide phenomenon with his crime writing, gripping thrillers and atmospheric novels set in Africa. His prizewinning and critically acclaimed Inspector Wallander Mysteries are currently dominating bestseller lists all over the globe. His books have been translated into forty-five languages and made into numerous international film and television adaptations: most recently the BAFTA-award-winning BBC television series Wallander, starring Kenneth Branagh. Mankell devotes much of his free time to working with Aids charities in Africa, where he is also director of the Teatro Avenida in Maputo. In 2008, the University of St Andrews conferred Henning Mankell with an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters in recognition of his major contribution to literature and to the practical exercise of conscience. www.henningmankell.co.uk.
    Review quote
    "Well paced... A thinking man's thriller" New York Times "The real test of thrillers of this kind is whether you want to spend more time in the detective's company. I certainly do" -- Sean French Independent "Mankell is one of the most ingenious crime writers around, strong on characterisation, plotting and atmosphere. Highly recommended" -- Peter Gutteridge Observer "Superbly crafted detective stories" -- Christopher Gray Oxford Times
    Back cover copy
    In 1992, in peaceful Southern Sweden, a young housewife, a pillar of the Methodist church, disappears and Inspector Kurt Wallander and his team are called in to investigate. But he soon discovers that the chain of events leading to her disappearance began far away in South African, where Nelson Mandela has made his long walk to freedom, setting in train South Africa's painful journey towards the end of Apartheid. Wallander's team find themselves caught up in a complex web involving renegade members of the South African secret service and a ruthless ex-KGB agent, all determined to halt Nelson Mandela's rise to power. Faced with an increasingly globalised world in which international terrorism knows no national borders, Wallander and his South African colleagues must prevent a crime that would change the face of history.