Firewall

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Vintage, 2003 - Detective and mystery stories - 422 pages
186 Reviews
Stopping to get money from a cash machine one evening, a man inexplicably falls to the ground: dead. A taxi dirver is brutally murdered by two teenaged girls. Quickly apprehended they appal local policemen with their total lack of remorse. One girl escapes police custody and disappears without trace. Soon afterwards a blackout covers half the country. When an engineer arrives at the malfunctioning power station, he makes a grisly discovery. Inspector Kurt Wallander is sure that these events must be linked - somehow. Hampered by the discovery of betrayals in his own team, lonely and frustrated, Wallander begins to lose conviction in his role as a detective. The search for answers leads Wallander dangerously close to a shadowy group of anarchic terrorists, hidden within the anonymity of cyberspace. Somehow these criminals seem always to know the police's next move. Wallander finds himself fighting to outsmart them In their gripping police procedural about our increasing vulnerability in the modern digitalised world.

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A new mystery writer for me to enjoy. - Goodreads
WONDER, COMPLEX PLOT. VERY WELL WRITTEN. - Goodreads
Nice slow character development. - Goodreads
The ending was a bit 'convenient'. - Goodreads
Another great plot but oddly flat translation. - Goodreads
Amazing plot twists, edge of your seat reading. - Goodreads

Review: Firewall (Kurt Wallander #8)

User Review  - Tahmeena - Goodreads

Great book! The book is pretty old but the plot seems particularly relevant to the present. I have read a few books in the Wallander series and I feel as if you can't really go wrong here. Fully intend to read some more Wallander ASAP! :-) Read full review

Review: Firewall (Kurt Wallander #8)

User Review  - Leonard - Goodreads

This is another amazing Kurt Wallander mystery by Henning Mankell. A man is found dead next to a ATM machine. Next two young girls with no previous criminal record and without obvious intent, murder a ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

HENNING MANKELL was born in Stockholm in 1948. He is the prize-winning author of the eight novels in the Inspector Wallander Series which has been translated into many languages and consistently tops the best-seller lists throughout Europe. His novel Sidetracked won the CWA Gold dagger in 2001. Mankell has worked as an actor, theatre director and manager in Sweden and in Mozambique, where he is head of Teatro Avenida in Maputo. EBBA SEGERBERG teaches Swedish at Washington University in St Louis. She was the translator of Mankell's One Step Behind, available from Harvill.

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