Bad Blood (Arne Dahl)

Although they had a successful start and were able to solve their first case, there are serious doubts about the necessity of the special unit. And then, a Swedish literary critic is murdered on a New York airport. A case that is definitely falling into the cognizance of the unit. Not only that the modus operandi of the murder was incredibly bizarre and brutal, also the weapon is full of riddles. It has been used as a torture-instrument during the Vietnam War and it was used as murder weapon during a series of murders in the USA lasting four years and killing 18 people of whom 10 could not be identified. 15 years later, the “Kentucky Murderer” seems to be on his way to Sweden. As soon as the crimes continue there, the special unit has to solve a case centering around an impenetrable coppice of power, profit and moral dilemmas.

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