The much-anticipated return of Henning Mankell’s brilliant, brooding detective, Kurt Wallander.
On a winter day in 2008, Håkan von Enke, a retired high-ranking naval officer, vanishes during his daily walk in a forest near Stockholm. The investigation into his disappearance falls under the jurisdiction of the Stockholm police. It has nothing to do with Wallander—officially. But von Enke is his daughter’s future father-in-law. And so, with his inimitable disregard for normal procedure, Wallander is soon interfering in matters that are not his responsibility, making promises he won’t keep, telling lies when it suits him—and getting results. But the results hint at elaborate Cold War espionage activities that seem inextricably confounding, even to Wallander, who, in any case, is troubled in more personal ways as well. Negligent of his health, he’s become convinced that, having turned sixty, he is on the threshold of senility. Desperate to live up to the hope that a new granddaughter represents, he is continually haunted by his past. And looking toward the future with profound uncertainty, he will have no choice but to come face-to-face with his most intractable adversary: himself.
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The Troubled Man
Having read all of the Wallander series it is a sad day to see him growing old and not being comfortable in doing so..This was another great listen and trying to rank this one would not only be unfair it would also be impossible....While not being able to be objective, I loved them all, lets just say I hate to come to the end....This is not a criticism but more a point of order. The first group or up until Before The Frost, were all narrated by Dick Hill....Excellent reader, and then Frost was narrated by Cassandra Campbell and that was a bit of a let down....Female and she did not use the same pronunciations, but then the last book was narrated by Robin Sachs and he did an excellent job....I will give a kudo to I-Tunes on the availability of this book...Historically it might take six months for a book to be available but this one appeared the same day it was released....