A body is found floating in the harbor of a rural Icelandic fishing village. Was it an accident, or something more sinister? It’s up to Officer Gunnhildur, a sardonic female cop, to find out. Her investigation uncovers a web of corruption connected to Iceland’s business and banking communities. Meanwhile, a rookie crime journalist latches onto her, looking for a scoop, and an anonymous blogger is stirring up trouble. The complications increase, as do the stakes, when a second murder is committed. Frozen Assets is a piercing look at the endemic corruption that led to the global financial crisis that bankrupted Iceland’s major banks and sent the country into an economic tailspin from which it has yet to recover.
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Thoroughly enjoyed it. I had trouble keeping track of all the Icelandic names and characters but it was worth the effort. Looking forward to the next novel by Bates.
When set in Iceland, I expect more of the story would have interesting Icelandic backgrounds. Alas, other than the characters’ names, the story could be dropped into any big city. And the story itself was average with too many plot contrivances.
Good read. Good character development. Likable main character. Got a bit bogged down at the end with the politics, but would read another book of the series.