From the CWA Gold Dagger-winning author of the Reykjavík Murder Mystery series comes an international thriller sweeping from modern Iceland to America and Nazi Germany at the end of World War II.
1945: A German bomber flies over Iceland in a blizzard; the crew have lost their way and eventually crash on the Vatnajökull glacier, the largest in Europe. Puzzlingly, there are both German and American officers on board. One of the senior German officers claims that their best chance of survival is to try to walk to the nearest farm and sets off, a briefcase handcuffed to his wrist. He soon disappears into the white vastness.
1999, mid-winter, and the US Army is secretively trying to remove an aeroplane from the Vatnajökull glacier. By coincidence two young Icelanders become involved--but will pay with their lives. Before they are captured, one of the two contacts his sister, Kristin, who will not rest until she discovers the truth of her brother's fate. Her pursuit puts her in great danger, leading her, finally, to a remote island off Argentina in search of the key to the riddle about Operation Napoleon.
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From worldwide bestselling author Arnaldur Indridason comes a mesmerizing tour de force that takes readers deep inside the heart of a long-buried secret with huge international consequences.
"INDRIDASON'S NOVELS ARE GRIPPING, AUTHENTIC, HAUNTING, AND LYRICAL." ―HARLAN COBEN
In 1945, a German bomber crash-lands in Iceland during a blizzard. Puzzlingly, there are both German and American officers on board. One of the senior German officers claims that their best chance of survival is to try to walk to the nearest farm. He sets off, a briefcase handcuffed to his wrist, only to disappear into the white vastness...
"REMARKABLE...ANOTHER TOP-NOTCH STORY FROM INDRIDASON."―KIRKUS REVIEWS (STARRED REVIEW)
Flash forward to the present. The U.S. Army is clandestinely trying to remove the wreck of an airplane from an Icelandic glacier. A young Icelander, Elías, inadvertently stumbles upon the excavation and then promptly disappears. But before he vanishes, he manages to contact his sister, Kristín. She embarks on a thrilling and perilous adventure, determined to discover the truth of her brother's fate―and solve the riddle of
OPERATION NAPOLEANAbout the Author:
ARNALDUR INDRIÐASON worked for many years as a journalist and critic before he began writing novels. Outside Iceland, he is best known for his crime novels featuring Erlendur and Sigurdur Óli, which are consistent bestsellers across Europe. The series has won numerous awards, including the Nordic Glass Key and the CWA Gold Dagger. His most recent novel is Hypothermia. Random House Canada will publish Outrage, the next Reykjavík Murder Mystery, in 2011.
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Descrizione libro Random House Canada, 2010. Condizione libro: new. Shiny and new! Expect delivery in 20 days. Codice libro della libreria 9780307359384-1