The Blinded Man : The First Intercrime Thriller Paperback
by Arne Dahl
Part of the Intercrime series
THE FIRST INTERCRIME THRILLER, TO BE BROADCAST ON BBC FOUR SPRING 2013.
Sweden's elite are under attack. Two rich and powerful men have been murdered, and in the face of mounting panic - and media hysteria - a task force has been created to catch the killer.
To his surprise, Detective Paul Hjelm, currently under investigation for misconduct after shooting a man who took the staff of an immigration office hostage, is summoned to join the new team.
But the killer has left no clues, even removing the bullets from the crime scenes, and Hjelm and his new teammates face a daunting challenge if they are to uncover the connection between the victims and catch the murderer before he kills again.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 05/07/2012
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780099575689
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Review by tbrennan1
This is first novel in the Inter-Crime series translated from Swedish to English. A worthy successor to Mankell and the Wallander novels. Someone is murdering prominent Swedish business leaders and causing panic among the public. The solution of the Police is to form a specialised unit from different local Police forces to concentrate on catching the "killer or killers". One of policemen picked is Paul Hjelm ,who is under investigation himself for shooting an unarmed man during a hostage siege. The author develops the plot and characters extremely well and manages to sustain the tension right to the end of the crime novel .