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The Return

Nesser, Hakan

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ISBN 10: 0375421971 / ISBN 13: 9780375421976
Published by Random House, 2007
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Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is forced to unlock the secrets of a nearly perfect murder in this taut psychological thriller. Bookseller Inventory # 003231

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Title: The Return

Publisher: Random House

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: First American Edition.

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While on a field trip through the woods on the outskirts of Behren, a young girl stumbles upon a decomposing body wrapped in a carpet and lying in a ditch. The body has no hands, feet, or head, but this was not the work of wild animals. A brutal killer is on the loose--but who is the victim?

From the hospital bed where he is recovering from surgery, Chief Inspector Van Veeteren begins to piece together the fragmentary clues that involve a nun who hides a secret, a crippled woman, the murders of two other women, and a former track star who served two sentences for murder and has been missing since the date of his return to society.

No one is who they appear to be, and a sleepy village finds itself reopening cases long considered closed. With the assistance of his colleagues, Van Veeteren faces the prospect of taking the law into his own hands in the face of a flawed system of justice. This taut psychological thriller affirms Håkan Nesser's place in the landscape of international crime fiction.

About the Author:

Håkan Nesser was awarded the 1993 Swedish Crime Writers' Academy Prize for new authors for his novel The Wide-Mesh Net; he received the best novel award in 1994 for Borkmann's Point and in 1996 for Woman with a Birthmark. In 1999 he was awarded the Crime Writers of Scandinavia's Glass Key Award for the best crime novel of the year for Carambole. Nesser lives in Sweden and New York.

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