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The latest book in Mankell's critically acclaimed and best selling Kurt Wallander series. A police procedural about our increasing vulnerability in the modern digitalised world.

Stopping to use a cash machine one evening, a man inexplicably falls to the ground: dead. A taxi driver is brutally murdered by two teenage girls. Quickly apprehended they appal local policemen with their total lack of remorse. One girl escapes police custody and disappears without trace. Soon afterwards, a blackout covers half the country. When an engineer arrives at the malfunctioning power station, he makes a grisly discovery. Inspector Kurt Wallander is sure that these events must be linked - somehow. Hampered by the discovery of betrayals in his own team, lonely and frustrated, Wallander begins to loose conviction in his role as a detective. The search for answers leads Wallander dangerously close to a shadowy group of anarchic terrorists, hidden within the anonymity of cyberspace. Somehow these criminals seem always to know the police's next move and Wallander finds himself fighting to outsmart them.

Reviews

Firewall is the eighth of his investigations, and the most enjoyable yet

Guardian

Firewall cracks along at a punishing pace... I am already hankering for a return to Ystad and a few more sleepless nights traipsing after Kurt

Observer

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099571766

    February 1, 2013

    Vintage

    544 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781407017686

    May 1, 2010

    Vintage Digital

    544 pages

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