When archaeologist Louise Cantor's son Henrik is found dead in his flat, she refuses to believe it was suicide. In this tense and chilling thriller that will see her travel to Africa in search of answers, Louise must unravel the mysteries of her son's past if she is to find out who killed him...
When archaeologist Louise Cantor's son Henrik is found dead in his flat, she refuses to believe it was suicide. Clues that only a mother could detect lead her to believe something more sinister took place.
In her grief she begins to investigate Henrik's death and when Louise finds a photograph of an unknown girlfriend in Mozambique she decides to travel there. She sees fear in every face, even unexpectedly in the patients at the AIDS clinic set up by an American businessman. Slowly Louise realises she has immersed herself in something far bigger than her son's death...
Praise for Kennedy's Brain
Mankell is a powerful writerIndependent
Mankell writes eloquently... an expert craftsmanObserver
A tightly woven investigation into the state of civilization in the light of the AIDS epidemic. The ambition of the book is broad...his writing contains a strong sense of rageTimes Literary Supplement
Written with Mankell's customary skill at creating tension and pacing a narrativeSunday Times
Inventive, funny and worryingly propheticGuardian