Firewall by Henning Mankell
A Kurt Wallander Mystery

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Ystad, Sweden, fall 1997. Two teenage girls brutally murder a taxi driver. Although they are quickly apprehended, one of them escapes police custody and disappears without a trace. A few days later, a man stops at an ATM during his evening walk and suddenly falls dead to the ground. Shortly thereafter, a blackout cuts power to a large swath of southern Sweden. When a serviceman arrives at the malfunctioning power substation, he makes a grisly discovery.

Inspector Kurt Wallander begins to sense a connection between all of these events and, at the same time, becomes increasingly aware of the vulnerability of our digitized society.

About Henning Mankell

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Bestselling author Henning Mankell has received numerous awards, including the Crime Writers' Association's Macallan Gold Dagger and the German Tolerance Prize. His Kurt Wallander mysteries are global bestsellers and have been adapted into the PBS Masterpiece Mystery! series Wallander, starring Kenneth Branagh. He divides his time between Sweden and Maputo, Mozambique. Ebba Segerberg has translated One Step Behind, Firewall, and Before the Frost by Henning Mankell (all available from The New Press) and Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
Published November 7, 2002 by New Press, The. 418 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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events which are firmly placed not in the stripped-down space of the generic mystery novel, but in the world we all inhabit - in Wallander's case the provincial-Gothic backwater of Skane in Sweden, familiar and unfamiliar at the same time, less a milieu than the set of boundary conditions which d...

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The Independent

But then Kurt Wallander is a homicide investigator on Ystad's small-town police force in the rural Skane region of southern Sweden, and some of his most productive ruminations occur in the small hours.

Apr 29 2004 | Read Full Review of Firewall: A Kurt Wallander My...

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