Lucifer's Tears: A Thriller

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Penguin, Mar 17, 2011 - Fiction - 352 pages
From the acclaimed author of Snow Angels comes a new novel featuring Inspector Vaara.

Inspector Kari Vaara has left the Arctic Circle and returned- reluctantly-to Helsinki, where headaches and sleeplessness plague him. But he must work through the pain. He has two cases on his plate: the brutal murder of a Russian businessman's wife, and-more secretively-an investigation into an elderly Finnish national hero who may have played a darker role in World War II than the public knows. Vaara's past has turned him into a haunted man. The questions he's asking now may turn him into a hunted man as well...

 

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WOW WOW WOW!!!!!! This is book number 2 in the Inspectar Kari Vaara series and it was better than the first. James Thompson writes great stories. He lets you get to know all the characters of the ... Read full review

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Read this book at the perfect time. 48 hours of snow followed by -40 degree temperatures crippled the Chicago area and created the perfect conditions for indulging in a Finnish thriller. The Inspector ... Read full review

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James Thompson, eastern Kentucky born and raised, has lived in Finland for the past decade and currently makes his home in Helsinki with his wife. Before becoming a full-time writer, Thompson studied Swedish and Finnish, in which he is fluent, and worked as a bartender, bouncer, construction worker, photographer, rare coin dealer, and soldier. He is also the author of the Inspector Vaara novels Snow Angels and Helsinki White.

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