December 2011 Book of the Month.
Second in this exciting Scandinavian crime series with Inspector Kari Vaara, loved by readers and other authors alike, sees him investigating a violent murder where the prime suspect is clearly being framed. Fans of Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane and Jo Nesbo will love this mesmerisingly taut thriller.
Inspector Kari Vaara of Helsinki is thrown into a case that sees a beautiful young woman murdered in an apparent sadomasochistic attack! But his investigation leads to him coming up against a wall of silence that implicates the very highest levels of power. His previous case left Kari Vaara with a scarred face, chronic insomnia and a full body count's worth of ghosts. A year later, in Helsinki, and Kari is working the graveyard shift in the homicide unit. Kari is drawn into the murder-by-torture case of Iisa Filippov, the philandering wife of a Russian businessman. Her lover is clearly being framed and while Ivan Filippov's arrogance is highly suspicious, he's got friends in high places. Kari is sucked ever deeper and soon the past and present collide in ways no one could have anticipated!
|Publication date:||24th November 2011|
|Publisher:||AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Primary Genre||Thriller and Suspense|
'This book is wonderful. It took me right in, dropped me into a strange new world, and kept me captivated from first to last page. James Thompson has done a masterful job!'
'Taut and Mesmerising.'
'Fast, brutal, yet told with a sort of laid-back calm.'
'Gritty, dark, and gripping -- I couldn't put it down.'
James Thompson, an American, age forty-five, has lived in Helsinki, Finland, for twelve years. He has a Master’s degree in English Philology from The University of Helsinki, where he also studied Swedish and Finnish, in which he is fluent. He is married to Finnish sociologist and theatre instructor Annukka Öljymäki. Thompson is a fulltime novelist. Snow Angels has been published in several languages and over a dozen countries. In the past, Thompson has worked as a bartender, bouncer, construction worker, photographer, rare coin dealer and soldier.More About James Thompson