A businessman is found dead—tied to a bed in an upscale hotel—and an Iceland police sergeant investigates: “This procedural series [is] a standout” (Kirkus Reviews).
When Sgt. Gunnhildur Gísladóttir of the local police force is called in to investigate the death of a man found tied to a bed in one of Reykjavík’s nicest hotels, she finds no sign of criminal activity—but suspects there may be more to this fatality than meets the eye. Could the death of the ship owner be related to a local gangster’s recent return to Iceland after many years abroad?
What begins as a straightforward case for Gunnhildur soon explodes into a dangerous investigation, involving a discreet society that ruthless men will go to violent extremes to keep secret, in this “solid police procedural with some genuinely rewarding surprises” (Booklist).