By Henning Mankell
Det ligger en guy på gatan framför den blå automaten. I handen håller han en vit lapp. Den visar att han har 9765 kronor på sitt konto. Kort dessförinnan har ett taximord inträffat i Ystad. Förövarna är två unga flickor som tycks helt oberörda av gärningen. Helt oväntat lyckas den äldre av dem rymma.
En sen kväll slocknar plötsligt ljuset. Ett strömavbrott slår ut stora delar av Skåne. Förklaringen finns i en ensligt belägen transformatorstation. Därinne ligger den svartbrända kroppen av en människa som nu mest liknar en mumie.
Så småningom börjar kommissarie Wallander ana att de olika händelserna hänger samman. Det finns några som agerar. Som har ett syfte och en plan. Några har förstått hur sårbart det moderna samhället är. Och tänker utnyttja det until det yttersta.
"Bortsett från Wallander själv är Brandvägg faktiskt en briljant deckare eftersom den demonstrerar Mankells två starkaste sidor: en kuslig förmåga att angripa den exakt rätta aktuella skräckhistorien, samtidigt som den bevarar många av berättarteknikerna från tidigare deckarförfattare" skrev The Spectator.
Henning Mankells böcker om kommissarie Wallander har sålt i närmare 25 miljoner exemplar över hela världen. Prisbelönta. Filmatiserade. Brandvägg är den åttonde boken i serien.
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Hambleton took a moment to think. “I’m not sure I’m at liberty to discuss that, Michael. Right, let’s get on. ” I swung my school bag onto my desk, giving Ryan enough cover to pass me a note: Blood transfusion, it said. What? I mouthed. Freya’s operation, he mouthed right back. I wadded up the paper and threw it at his big, dense skull. Somewhere up the road, I swear there’s a village missing its idiot. The rest of that day passed by without incident. Although my thoughts were still jumbled by the morning’s events, school went on as normal around me, and no announcement came about Freya.
Despite the tension of the last few moments, there was still one thing I needed to know. ” She put her hands into her pockets and shivered. She tumbled my question around on her tongue before deciding she would give me an answer. “The dog’s called Trace and it seems to belong to —” “Candy, let’s go,” Eddie called over. He was leaning on the open door of their car. ” “The office wants us. ” “Chill out,” Candy said to him. ” She fished out a notebook. ” I almost spat the name back. I thought I saw Eddie frown.
She tumbled my question around on her tongue before deciding she would give me an answer. “The dog’s called Trace and it seems to belong to —” “Candy, let’s go,” Eddie called over. He was leaning on the open door of their car. ” “The office wants us. ” “Chill out,” Candy said to him. ” She fished out a notebook. ” I almost spat the name back. I thought I saw Eddie frown. Candy’s pencil-thin eyebrows twitched. ” Of course. Everyone knew Freya. She was in my class. The weirdo in the corner who everyone ignored.