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The Lion's Mouth

by Anne Holt

Part of the Hanne Wilhelmsen Series Series

eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

The Lion's Mouth Synopsis

Less than six months after taking office, the Norwegian Prime Minister is found dead. She has been shot in the head. But was it a politically motivated assassination or personal revenge? The death shakes the country to its core. The hunt for her killer is complicated, intense and gruelling. Hanne Wilhelmsen must contain the scandal before a private tragedy becomes a public outrage, in what will become the most sensitive case of her career...This is a story of lies, intrigue and politics. The Lion's Mouth questions who holds the power in Norway, and how far they will go to use it.

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The Good Book Guide Review

The bestselling Norwegian writer Anne Holt (who has also served as her country’s Minister of Justice) utilises the apparatus of mainstream crime fiction in playful fashion, but writes serious books. Within the context of a cool, astringent examination of Norwegian society, Holt’s Hanne Wilhelmsen is marked by a refusal to be cowed in the face of corrupt authority. The Lion’s Mouth tackles the ruthlessness of political power. Some six months after taking office, the Norwegian Prime Minister is killed by a shot to the head. Is this a politically motivated killing – or something more personal? Hanne finds herself dealing with the most sensitive investigation of her career.

The Lion's Mouth Press Reviews

'Anne Holt is the godmother of modern Norwegian crime fiction.'

-Jo Nesbo

 

'Anne Holt is a thriller writer of the highest order.'

-Liza Marklund

 

'[1222] reads a bit like a mash-up of Steig Larsson, Jeffrey Deaver and Agatha Christie.'

- Daily Mail

 

'Holt writes with the command we have come to expect from the top Scandinavian writers.'

-The Times

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ISBN: 9780857892287
Publication date: 06/11/2014
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780857892287
Publication date: 6th November 2014
Author: Anne Holt
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Anne Holt

Anne Holt is one of Scandinavia’s most successful crime writers. Her two crime series - featuring Johanne Vik and Hanne Wilhelmsen - have sold more than 5 million copies and are translated into twenty-five languages. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Riverton Prize (Rivertonprisen) and the Booksellers´ Prize (Bokhandlerprisen). She is the former Minister of Justice for Norway, and has worked as a police attorney, lawyer, TV news editor and anchor, media consultant and journalist.

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