The Abominable Man (Martin Beck Series #7)

The Abominable Man (Martin Beck Series #7)

by Maj Sjöwall

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The Abominable Man (Martin Beck Series #7) by Maj Sjöwall

The striking seventh novel in the Martin Beck mystery series by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, finds Beck facing one of the greatest challenges in his professional career.

The gruesome murder of a police captain in his hospital room reveals the unsavory history of a man who spent forty years practicing a horrible blend of strong-arm police work and shear brutality. Martin Beck and his colleagues feverishly comb Stockholm for the murderer, a demented and deadly rifleman, who has plans for even more chaos. As the tension builds and a feeling of imminent danger grips Beck, his investigation unearths evidence of police corruption. That’s when an even stronger sense of responsibility and something like shame urge him into taking a series of drastic steps, which lead to a shocking disaster.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307390905
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/06/2009
Series: Martin Beck Series , #7
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 185,121
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, her husband and coauthor, wrote ten Martin Beck mysteries. Mr Wahlöö, who died in 1975, was a reporter for several Swedish newspapers and magazines and wrote numerous radio and television plays, film scripts, short stories, and novels. Maj Sjöwall is also a poet.

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