Apr 262014
 

helsinki blood
Helsinki Blood
(An Inspector Vaara Novel)

4th in Series
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Berkley Trade (March 4, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0425264610
ISBN-13: 978-0425264614

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The exceptional fourth thriller in the Edgar–nominated Kari Vaara series.

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.

Praise for Helsinki Blood

“Thompson has absorbed enough cold, dark atmosphere for a spot on the roster of top Nordic crime writers.”—The New York Post

“A tough book, beautifully and hauntingly told.”—The Denver Post

“Compelling…Thompson draws on his long residence in Finland to convincingly portray a grungy northern underworld.”—Publishers Weekly

“Unique and jolting…Equal measures of violence, detection, pathos, blood…and finally sweet redemption.”—C.J. Box, New York Times bestselling author of Force of Nature and Breaking Point

“Like the books of the late Stieg Larsson, Thompson’s reflect the gray cold of Nordic winters…But Thompson’s books move more quickly (and violently) than Larsson’s.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“I can’t get enough of this author. No one writes noir better, Nordic or otherwise.”—Leighton Gage, author of Blood of the Wicked

“Kentucky native Thompson has created in Kari a hero as dyspeptic as Kurt Wallender and as prone to vigilante justice as Harry Hole.”—Kirkus Reviews

“I can’t get enough of this author. No one writes noir better, Nordic or otherwise.”—Leighton Gage, author of Blood of the Wicked

“Unique and jolting…Equal measures of violence, detection, pathos, blood…and finally sweet redemption.”—C.J. Box, New York Times bestselling author of Force of Nature and Breaking Point

“Helsinki Blood is as dark and bracing as a Nordic winter…Kari Vaara blasts other maverick cops out of the (icy) water.”—M.J. McGrath, author of Blood of the Wicked

 

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  One Response to “Spotlight/Giveaway: Helsinki Blood by James Thompson”

  1. I’m getting to be a real fan of stories set in Scandinavia. I started with Wallander then on to Harry Hole and, mosty recently, Anita Sundstrom…all inspectors fighting crime and the cold. Looking forward to this one…a new author for me.

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