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Inspetor Wallander is called in to investigate a missing persons case only to become embroiled in an international investigation crossing borders and topical issues.
Wallander is believable as a character for a clutch of reasons. He is no stranger to personal failure whether it be when his washing has to be done or his family affairs. He has questions about his job and his society as all generations have and he is just not sure about the answers, or whether he wants them.
Mankell performs a careful and successful balance of police procedure and strong plot, an enjoyable read.