The Man From Beijing Hardcover – 28 Jan 2010
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"The master of the Swedish crime thriller... a master modern storyteller." (Barry Forshaw Daily Express)
A brutal revenge story that is both a gripping police procedural and a chilling political thrillerSee all Product description
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From the brutal shocking village of the dead this story had me gripped . I loved the historical detail of American rail roads built on the ribs of the Chinese workers and the strand of revenge running through . The judge Birgitta is yet another strong scandi heroine , a mature woman who doesn't need to have heels and lip gloss . Plus I always admire that Mankell manages to let his political stance shine through the action . I have read this book twice now and its vision about those who are enslaved and fight back for justice shines .
However, the plot was so labyrinthine and tortuous, it was like reading a text book
At times, it got very heavy and frankly boring.
Throw in a bit about China, Africa,Mugabe and American railroads and you begin to wonder what all this has to do with a Swedish judge and a load of murders in Northern Sweden.
This is one book you WILL want to put down, if only to let your brain recover while you summon up the stamina to carry on.