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Very readable book with a lot of action
on 23 May 2007
Peter Lime is a Danish paparazzo-photographer, who has lived in Madrid for a long time. Together with his friends Oscar and Gloria, who he met during his wild years in the `70s, he runs a very successful photo agency that has made them rich. One day he takes a picture of a reactionary government member and his girl friend, a picture that earns him more than a million dollars. In first instance this picture also seems to destroy his life: he is arrested, his wife and child die when his house is blown up and when he tries to recover he is nearly beaten to death. The source of all his misfortune is located in his past and slowly but surely the explanation becomes apparent.
This book was awarded the prize for the best Scandinavian thriller of 1999. In some aspects, such as the psychological insights into the main character, it follows the Scandinavian tradition, in other aspects it is very un-Scandinavian: there is loads of action, including some quite violent action. A very readable book by yet another Scandinavian thriller writer that is worth reading.