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66 North by Michael Ridpath
  

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Ancient blood feuds and modern conspiracies: Magnus Jonson, the Iceland-born American homicide detective seconded to Reykjavik, discovers that vengeance, in Iceland, is best served at arctic temperatures.

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66 North by Michael Ridpath

Iceland 1934: Two boys playing in the lava fields that surround their isolated farmsteads see something they shouldn't have. The consequences will haunt them and their families for generations. Iceland 2009: the credit crunch bites. The currency has been devalued, banks nationalized, savings annihilated, lives ruined. Grassroots revolution is in the air, as is the feeling that someone ought to pay...ought to pay the blood price. And in a country with a population of just 300,000 souls, in a country where everyone knows everybody, it isn't hard to draw up a list of exactly who is responsible. And then, one-by-one, to cross them off. Iceland 2010: As bankers and politicians start to die, at home and abroad, it is up to Magnus Jonson to unravel the web of conspirators before they strike again. But while Magnus investigates the crimes of the present, the crimes of the past are catching up with him.

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Well done, Michael Ridpath... this is a clever blend of murder mystery, myth and up-to-the-minute mayhem' * The Times * Ridpath has that read-on factor that sets bestsellers apart * Guardian * Never fail[s] to deliver satisfaction and excitement * Daily Mail * The plotting and pacing are all one could wish for * Scotland on Sunday * Sheer entertainment... Michael Ridpath provides a master-class in how it's done * Observer * Superbly entertaining... Ridpath has another hit on his hands -- Mike Ripley * Shots Magazine *


About the Author

Michael Ridpath

Michael Ridpath spent eight years as a bond trader in the City before giving up his job to write full-time. He lives in north London with his wife and three children.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st February 2012

Author

Michael Ridpath

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www.michaelridpath.com/

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Publisher

Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781848874022

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