Original title: Veren vimma
Class/genre: Crime & Thriller
Maria Kallio has returned to work at the Espoo Police Department crime division from her second maternity leave. A lot has changed: Maria now has a stunningly beautiful female subordinate, Maria and her husband, Antti, have been forced to move into a high-rise apartment building, which grates on their relationship, and things aren’t helped one bit by the fact that Maria is thrown into the center of a murder investigation. The journalist Annukka Hackman is found shot dead in Kirkkonummi, on the shore of Humaljärvi Lake with a wet suit on.
Little by little, Maria discovers that there were more than a few people with a motive to murder Annukka. Annukka was an ambitious, ruthless journalist who was writing a tell-all book about top Finnish rally driver Sasha Smeds, and her methods of acquiring information wouldn’t exactly stand up to the light of day. Events also seem to be connected in some way to the Soviet occupation of the Porkkala Peninsula. In addition, Maria’s colleague “Carrion” Kervinen has gotten mixed up in the case and someone in the police department is leaking classified information to the press . . .
Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi
WORLD ENGLISH, AmazonCrossing