The incredible fourth novel in the Martin Beck mystery series finds Beck heading a major manhunt in pursuit of a mass murderer.
The incredible fourth novel in the Martin Beck mystery series by the internationally renowned crime writing duo Maj Sjowall
and Per Wahloo, finds Martin Beck heading a major manhunt in pursuit of a mass-murderer.
On a cold and rainy Stockholm night, nine bus riders are gunned down by a mysterious assassin. The press portrays it as a freak attack and dubs the killer a madman. But Superintendent Martin Beck thinks otherwise—one of his most ambitious young detectives was among those killed—and he suspects it was more than coincidence. Working on a hunch, Beck seeks out the girlfriend of the murdered detective, and with her help Beck reconstructs the steps that led to his murder. The police comb the country for the killer, only to find that this attack may be connected to a case that has been unsolved for years.
and Per Wahloo, wife and husband team, wrote ten Martin Beck mysteries. Maj Sjowall
besides being a crime novelist is also a poet. Per Wahloo, who died in 1975, was a reporter for several Swedish newspapers and magaines and wrote numerous radio and television plays, film scripts, short stories, and novels.