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The dogs of Riga / Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson.

By: Mankell, Henning, 1948-2015.
Contributor(s): Thompson, Laurie, 1938-2015.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Mankell, Henning, Kurt Wallander mystery: ; Inspector Kurt Wallander: ; Kurt Wallander: 2.Publisher: London : Vintage, 2009Description: 342 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780099535287(tradepbk).Subject(s): Wallander, Kurt (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Police -- Sweden -- Fiction | Wallander, Kurt (Fictitious character) Fiction | Police Sweden Fiction | Detective and mystery storiesGenre/Form: Scandinavian fiction. | Detective and mystery fiction.DDC classification:
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This translation originally published: London: Harvill, 2001. -It is winter 1991. Inspector Kurt Wallander and his team at the Ystad police station in Skane receive an anonymous tip-off. A few days later what they have been warned of comes to pass: a life raft is washed up on a beach. In it are two men, dressed in expensive suits, shot dead. The dead men were Eastern European criminals, victims of what seems to have been a gangland hit. But what appears in Sweden to be an open-and-shut case soon takes on a far more sinister aspect.Wallander travels across the Baltic Sea to Riga in Latvia, a nation experiencing the massive social and political upheaval that will lead to its independence from the Soviet Union. There Wallander is plunged into a frozen, alien world of police surveillance, scarcely veiled threats, and lies. Doomed always to be one step behind the shadowy figures he pursues , he comes to understand what it is to live in a nation in which democracy is still only a dream. Only his dogged, almost subconscious desire to see that justice is done brings the truth to light.
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"An Inspector Wallander mystery"--on cover.

This translation originally published: London: Harvill, 2001.

This translation originally published: London: Harvill, 2001. -It is winter 1991. Inspector Kurt Wallander and his team at the Ystad police station in Skane receive an anonymous tip-off. A few days later what they have been warned of comes to pass: a life raft is washed up on a beach. In it are two men, dressed in expensive suits, shot dead. The dead men were Eastern European criminals, victims of what seems to have been a gangland hit. But what appears in Sweden to be an open-and-shut case soon takes on a far more sinister aspect.Wallander travels across the Baltic Sea to Riga in Latvia, a nation experiencing the massive social and political upheaval that will lead to its independence from the Soviet Union. There Wallander is plunged into a frozen, alien world of police surveillance, scarcely veiled threats, and lies. Doomed always to be one step behind the shadowy figures he pursues , he comes to understand what it is to live in a nation in which democracy is still only a dream. Only his dogged, almost subconscious desire to see that justice is done brings the truth to light.

Translated from the Swedish.

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