Cold Comfort (A Sergeant Gunnhildur Novel)
Officer Gunnhildur, lately promoted from her publish in rural Iceland to Reykjavík’s severe Crime Unit, is tasked with removing escaped convict lengthy Ommi, who has launched into a spree of violent score-settling in and round the urban. in the meantime, she’s additionally investigating the homicide of a health guru in her personal city-center residence. As Gunna delves into the situations, she finds a few unwelcome secrets and techniques and influential neighbors shared by way of either guru and convict. Set in an Iceland affected by an ongoing monetary difficulty, Gunna has to take inventory of the whirlwind adjustments that experience swept during the country—and the truth that on the optimum degrees of strength, the system’s endemic corruption nonetheless leads, necessarily, to homicide.
To Vesturmóar, cursing the dust along with the line the place the recent streets nonetheless had no right pavements. whilst he felt he had an excellent view of the again of Eygló Grímsdóttir’s residence, he clicked his communicator. “Zero-one-fifty-one, zero-two-sixty. In position.” “OK,” got here the laconic answer. Helgi peered in the course of the transparent evening air and watched. He may perhaps see the lighting of Eygló’s kitchen window and guessed the place the again door used to be. “Zero-two-sixty, zero-one-fifty-one. Silla’s knocking at the.
On Gunna. “I’ve recognized Svana for years, given that she used to be within the Cowgirls. That’s going again ten, twelve years. Why are you asking me this?” Helgi planted his elbows at the polished wooden of the desk and Bjartmar winced on the sight of his greasy anorak. “We comprehend there has been a syndicate, a gaggle of favorite males who shared her favours, and that you’re a member of this crew. Is that correct?” “It is,” he acknowledged with just a flicker of swiftly stifled inflammation. “When we spoke sooner than, you.
Bag. rigorously wrapping his shotgun in sheets of fresh fabric, he lightly stowed it within the bag with a field of cartridges nestling opposed to it, after which swung the closed bag directly to one shoulder as he snapped off the sunshine to plunge the cellar again into darkness. “CHILLY OUTSIDE,” BJÖSSI introduced, slamming the door and settling into the passenger seat. “Going to work out Skari Bubba, are we?” The employed Polo rattled and Bjössi winced. “What’s the problem with you?” Gunna requested. “You will need to get this.
“Come on, Maggi,” the legal officer inspired. “You could have a couple of extra hours’ sleep and that’s your lot.” The outdated guy tottered ahead, one hand at the wall, and the felony officer locked his door in the back of him, gazing throughout the peephole as he settled himself again at the bed inside of. “Gunnhildur, isn’t it?” she requested. “I notion I famous you.” “That’s right,” Gunna acknowledged, stunned. “You’re Kaya?” “Saw you within the paper final year.” “Ah, so that you has to be one of many half-dozen humans.
“I used to be simply pondering how nice it used to be so that you can yell at Sævaldur like that,” Eiríkur blurted out. “Ah yes,” Gunna sighed. “I’ll most likely get a rap over the knuckles for that.” She smiled wanly. “But I’m a major woman and that i can take it. It’s no longer as though it hasn’t occurred before.” “Is Sævaldur after Örlygur’s job?” “Don’t be aware of, yet I’d be surprised if he wasn’t.” “Shit.” “Don’t you need to paintings for the massive guy, then?” Gunna teased. “He will get effects, as we’re regularly being told.” “I be aware of.