The Steel Spring (Paperback)

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By Per Wahloo, Sarah Death (Translator)
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Chief Inspector Jensen is a policeman in an unnamed European country where the government has criminalized being drunk, where newspapers are designed for reassurance, and where the city centers have been demolished to devote more space to gleaming new highways.
Recovering in a hospital room abroad after a liver transplant, Jensen receives a note instructing him to return home immediately, but when he reaches the airport he discovers that all flights home have been cancelled and all communication from within his homeland has ceased. One of the last messages sent requested urgent medical help from abroad. But what has happen? Has an epidemic taken hold? And why has the government fled the capital? To penetrate the silence and mystery that has fallen over the country and its people, Jensen returns only to discover the unthinkable.

About the Author

Sarah Death is a translator, literary scholar, and editor of the UK-based journal "Swedish Book Review". She lives and works in Kent, England.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780307744463
ISBN-10: 0307744469
Publisher: Vintage Books
Publication Date: February 26th, 2013
Pages: 200
Language: English
Series: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard