(An Inspector Vaara Novel)
3rd in Series
The Berkley Publishing Group (February 5, 2013)
Published by The Penguin Group
Trade Paperback: 368 pages
E-Book File Size: 359 KB
Inspector Kari Vaara, recovering from brain surgery, is back to doing police work—under circumstances most cops only dream of. Reporting directly to the national chief of police, Kari and his partners Milo and Sulo have been granted secrecy and autonomy for their new black-ops unit, and plenty of cash to work with, including whatever they can steal from Helsinki’s mobsters.
But Kari’s team is too good, and their actions have unintended consequences…The president of Finland wants the team on a new case: the vicious assassination of a prominent immigrants’ rights activist. Against a backdrop of simmering hatred spreading across the country, Kari must solve a case that involves the kidnapping of a billionaire’s children, a Faustian bargain with a former French Legionnaire—and his own wife.
Helsinki Blood (An Inspector Vaara Novel)
Hardcover and Kindle Versions of the 4th installment of this series
is being released March 21, 2013.
The exceptional fourth thriller in the Edgar-nominated series featuring Inspector Kari Vaara.
A missing woman too unimportant to raise alarms . . . criminal masterminds too powerful to pursue. And when the system fails, Inspector Kari Vaara must dispense his own brand of justice.
Kari Vaara is recovering from the physical and emotional toll of solving the Lisbet Söderlund case when he’s approached with a plea: an Estonian woman begs him to find her daughter, Loviise, a young woman with Down syndrome who was promised work and a better life in Finland . . . and has since disappeared.
One more missing girl is a drop in the barrel for a police department that is understaffed and overburdened, but for Kari, the case is personal: it’s a chance for redemption, to help the victims his failed black-ops unit was intended to save, and to prove to his estranged wife, Kate, that he’s still the man he once was. His search will lead him from the glittering world of Helsinki’s high-class clubs to the darkest circles of Finland’s underground trade in trafficked women . . . and straight into the path of Loviise’s captors, who may be some of the most untouchable people in the country.
As Kari works his new case, a past one comes back to haunt him when powerful enemies return to settle unfinished business. In a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, he is propelled toward a reckoning in which the stakes are life or death . . . and only the victors will be left standing.
American by birth, Thompson, age forty-eight, has lived in Finland for fifteen years. He resides in Helsinki with his Finnish wife. He has a Master’s degree in English Philology from The University of Helsinki, where he also studied Finnish, in which he is fluent. He has studied six languages. Thompson is represented by Penn Whaling of Ann Rittenberg Literary Agency. His U.S. publisher is G.P. Putnam’s Sons, and at present his works are distributed by a dozen publishers worldwide. In the past, Thompson has worked as a bartender, bouncer, construction worker, and soldier.
Find out more about James Thompson and his books on his webpage here.
To help you get ready for Helsinki Blood I am giving away trade paperback copies of
The first book in the series in at a bargain price right now at Amazon.
U.S. and CANADIAN RESIDENTS
You do not have to be a follower to enter but I hope you will find
something you like here and become a follower.
Followers Will Receive 2 Bonus Entries For Each Way They Follow.
Plus 2 Bonus Entries For Liking My Facebook Fan Page.
If you publicize the giveaway on Twitter or Facebook or anywhere you will receive
5 Bonus Entries For Each Link.
Contest Will End March 9, 2013 at 11:59 PM CST
Winners Will Be Chosen By Random.org
Winners Will Be Notified By Email
and Will Be Posted Here In The Sidebar.
Giveaway books provided by The Penguin Group.