By Jim Thompson
Younger, attractive, and fearfully abused, Mona used to be the type of lady even a difficult guy like Dillon couldn't deliver himself to exploit. but if Mona informed him in regards to the vicious aunt who had became her into anything little greater than a prostitute--and in regards to the funds the outdated woman has stashed away--Dillon stumbled on it unusually effortless to kill for her.
First released in 1954
A Hell of a Woman is Jim Thompson's homegrown model of Crime and Punishment. it's a novel completely without sentiment, the place a assassin is going approximately his lethal company with out a prayer of redemption.
A masterpiece of inexpensive lives, small-town desperation, and absent morals. the previous few pages, within which the protagonist has a psychological breakdown, is written in alternating traces of conflicting awareness: its one of the so much evocative, scary, and gorgeous prose I've learn. The protagonist, a sleazy door-to-door salesman, is the epitome of the Thompson archetype: he fears betrayal simply because he, himself, has no loyalties, and sees no justification for them; his over-confidence is equaled basically via his paranoia; and his failure to get a grip on his existence is, finally, a human tragedy all too universal and one during which we needs to empathize with. between Thompson's top works.
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Issues have been quiet within the San Francisco-based supplier anonymous based and his
partners, Jake and Vanessa have been itching to come again to paintings. A deadbeat father had to be stumbled on, and Vanessa had to do a little box paintings, so she took the dossier and headed out to maintain a watch at the final recognized address.
Jake started working on anything even more own. .. and hazardous. The Castro had develop into the stomping floor, actually, of 2 violent gay-bashers and the latest sufferer was once Jake's son's lover. Father and son are estranged, yet probably supporting now could aid them reconcile. That used to be Jake's concept whilst he begun. For anonymous it was once all an issue of letting everybody comprehend that in the event that they wanted his aid, he used to be there.
Jake used to be dealing with his scenario yet for Vanessa, issues obtained out of hand. Her perp by no means confirmed up, but if she observed a guy wearing a tender lady into the home around the road, she knew whatever used to be incorrect. .. .and approximately to worsen, simply because she used to be going to enquire what was once going on.
When she doesn't appear a number of days later, anonymous feels a sinking in his intestine: many years in the past he'd been abducted, shackled, and left to die in a cabin within the woods and anything approximately Vanessa's disappearance echoed too loudly. whilst he discovers the home she'd investigated on her personal and sees the phrases TAKING US TO a home within the WOODS scrawled on a closet wall, the echo turned thunderous.
Now it was once a race opposed to time, and the clock had began ticking prior to "Nameless" and Jake heard the starter's gun.
". .. ett av de märkligaste och intressantaste kriminalförfattarskap som funnits i Sverige. " Göteborgs-Posten
I ett kök i en av miljonprogrammets förortslängor sitter fem utvisningsdömda afrikaner. En stund senare gör de inte längre det. Strax därefter tar sig en snuvig inbrottstjuv in i en lägenhet på Södermalm. Det visar sig inte bli ett riktigt vanligt inbrott.
I och med att dessa båda dörrar öppnas sveper en stank från det förgångna in över "Rikskriminalens specialenhet för våldsbrott av internationell art", mer känd som A-gruppen. Inte minst drabbar den kriminalinspektör Kerstin Holm, som finner sig alltmer personligen indragen. Långsamt tvingas hon allt närmare de allra blindaste fläckarna i sitt förflutna.
De största vatten är den femte boken i Arne Dahls internationellt uppmärksammade serie om A-gruppen.
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