Having left the Uppsala police force, Inspector Ann Lindell is living a quiet life, producing local cheese in a small town in Uppland. On New Year's Eve someone sets fire to the former village school which is now a home for asylum seekers, and three people are killed. In this follow-up to book seven, Stone Coffin, Lindell's investigative instincts come back to life, but then she is warned that many will die. A few weeks later a bomb explodes in a suburb of Stockholm, and Lindell may be in over her head.
"A pivotal series entry, blending procedural details with nuanced character development and insightful social commentary."—Booklist