Helsinki Blood by James Thompson
(An Inspector Vaara Novel)

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James Thompson's incomparable Inspector Vaara is back in a new chilling Nordic mystery.

An Estonian woman begs Inspector Kari Vaara to find her daughter, Loviise, a young woman with Down syndrome who was promised work and a better life in Finland… and has since disappeared.

One more missing girl is a drop in the barrel for a police department that is understaffed and overburdened, but for Kari, the case is personal: it’s a chance for redemption, to help the victims his failed black-ops unit was intended to save, and to prove to his estranged wife, Kate, that he’s still the man he once was.

His search will lead him from the glittering world of Helsinki’s high-class clubs to the darkest circles of Finland’s underground trade in trafficked women and straight into the path of Loviise’s captors, who may be some of the most untouchable people in the country.

About James Thompson

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JAMES THOMPSON, eastern Kentucky born and raised, has lived in Finland for more than a dozen years. His first novel, flow Angels, was nominated for the Edgar, the Anthony, and The Strand Magazine Critics Award.
Published March 21, 2013 by Berkley. 321 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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Edgar-finalist Thompson’s compelling fourth Insp. Kari Vaara thriller (after 2012’s Helsinki White) shows the Finnish homicide detective to be not so much hard-boiled as deep-frozen, after suffering t

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