The Defenceless (Anna Fekete)

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Chilling, disturbing, and terrifyingly believable, an extraordinary thriller by one of the most exciting new voices in crime fiction

When an old man is found dead on the road—seemingly run over by a Hungarian au pair—police investigator Anna Fekete is certain that there is more to the incident than meets the eye. As she begins to unravel an increasingly complex case, she’s led on a deadly trail where illegal immigration, drugs, and, ultimately, murder threaten not only her beliefs, but her life. Anna’s partner Esko is entrenched in a separate but equally dangerous investigation into the activities of an immigrant gang, where deportation orders and raids cause increasing tension and result in desperate measures by gang members—and the police themselves. Then a bloody knife is found in the snow, and the two cases come together in ways that no one could have predicted. As pressure mounts, it becomes clear that having the law on their side may not be enough for Anna and Esko.

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Kati Hiekkapelto is an award-winning Finnish author, punk singer, performance artist, and, former special-needs teacher. She is currently setting up an asylum for artists in danger. She is the author of The Hummingbird.

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"It’s like reading Henning Mankell, when Senior Constable Anna Fekete works on several tricky cases in the icy-cold winter of Northern Finland while contemplating the harshness of life."  —Helsingin Sanomat



"Tough and powerful crime fiction" —Publishers Weekly


"Seriously good! The taut elegance of the writing brilliantly contrasts the grit of the subject matter. Kati Hiekkapelto is the real deal" —Anya Lipska, author of Where the Devil Can't Go


"An edgy and insightful chiller with a raw and brooding narrative. Skilfully plotted and beautifully written, Hiekkapelto has given us an excellent and suspenseful crime novel" —Craig Robertson, author of Cold Grave


"Hiekkapelto sensitively portrays Anna's search for meaning in her life." --Publishers Weekly, 2/22/2016

"Hiekkapelto's deft hand also blends social commentary, the plight of stateless refugees, insight into the minds and motives of drug addicts, and the inner workings of crime investigation into the mix" [...] "the tightly woven, fast-paced tale is much more than a gripping crime story." --ForeWord Magazine, Summer 2016 issue. 

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Book Description Orenda Books, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. When an old man is found dead on the road - seemingly run over by a Hungarian au pair - police investigator Anna Fekete is certain that there is more to the incident than meets the eye. As she begins to unravel an increasingly complex case, she s led on a deadly trail where illegal immigration, drugs and, ultimately, murder threaten not only her beliefs, but her life.Anna s partner Esko is entrenched in a separate but equally dangerous investigation into the activities of an immigrant gang, where deportation orders and raids cause increasing tension and result in desperate measures by gang members - and the police themselves.Then a bloody knife is found in the snow, and the two cases come together in ways that no one could have predicted. As pressure mounts, it becomes clear that having the law on their side may not be enough for Anna and Esko.Chilling, disturbing and terrifyingly believable, The Defenceless is an extraordinary, vivid and gripping thriller by one of the most exciting new voices in crime fiction.WINNER: Best Finnish Crime Novel 2014. Seller Inventory # AA89781910633137

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