Original title: Kuolemanspiraali
Author: Leena Lehtolainen
Genre: Crime & Suspense
Part of a series: Maria Kallio series
Noora Nieminen was destined to become a world-champion pairs skater. When the 16-year-old skating sensation is found slain with her own skates, her trainers and parents’ dreams are shattered. Who is the culprit? Karaoke king Vesku Teräsvuori? The stalker who has been going around Espoo molesting young girls? Or is the murderer someone close to Noora after all?
Sergeant Maria Kallio is in her seventh month of pregnancy, but that isn’t going to stop her from putting everything she has into solving the murder. She is also driven by the competition between herself and her adversary, Pertti Ström, for the post of chief crime inspector. But the death spiral is already gaining momentum.