By Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö
The surprising 9th novel within the Martin Beck secret sequence through Maj Sj?wall and consistent with Wahl?? reveals Beck investigating parallel situations that experience surprised a small rural community. In a rustic city, a lady is brutally murdered and left buried in a swamp. There are major suspects: her closest neighbor and her ex-husband. in the meantime, on a quiet suburban road a hour of darkness shootout occurs among 3 law enforcement officials and teenage boys. lifeless, one cop and one child. Wounded, law enforcement officials. Escaped, one child. Martin Beck and his associate Lenart Kollberg are known as in to enquire. As Beck digs deeper into the murky waters of the younger girl’s homicide, Kollberg scours town for the teen, and jointly they're pressured to check the altering face of crime.
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He said. ' 'Well, sir, I can't stand in front of the house and behind it at the same time, after all. It can't be done. You... ' Martin Beck shook his head. He crossed the street, wondering where the police force managed to find all these odd young men. 'It's the right house, anyway,' the boy said, following him. 'I went over three times to check it out. ' 'No, sir. Shall I go in with you? ' 'Goodbye,' said Martin Beck, putting his finger on the bell. Bertil Mård opened the door almost before the bell had had a chance to ring.
He could probably strangle a bear. ‘You said "her". ' Suddenly Martin Beck understood a great deal. Bertil Mård was a dangerous man, with an unpredictable temper. For many years now, he'd been used to giving orders and doing very little himself. He was probably a very good seaman and was having a hard time adjusting to life ashore. He had to be considered capable of anything, including presumably, the worst 'The tragedy of my life was being born in the goddam city of Trelleborg,' Mård said. 'With a citizenship I never wanted In a country I've never been able to stand for more than a month at a time, or two at the most Even at that, everything was fine until I got sick.
Goodbye,' said Martin Beck, putting his finger on the bell. Bertil Mård opened the door almost before the bell had had a chance to ring. He too was wearing the trousers to a uniform, black ones, plus a vest and wooden dogs. The stink of last night's booze surrounded him like a wall, but it was mixed with the odour of aftershave, and in one of his huge hands he was holding a bottle of Florida Water and an open straight razor, which he waved in the direction of the recruit. ' 'That's insulting an officer of the law,' the recruit said cockily.
Cop Killer by Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö