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The Resource Protected by the shadows, Helene Tursten ; translated by Marlaine Delargy

Protected by the shadows, Helene Tursten ; translated by Marlaine Delargy

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Protected by the shadows
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Protected by the shadows
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Helene Tursten ; translated by Marlaine Delargy
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  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
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"With gang violence escaling in Goteborg, Sweden, the Organized Crimes Unit pairs with the Violent Crimes Unit to help defuse the situation. But could there be a mole on the force? In this final installment of the internationally bestselling Irene Huss investigations, the gang warfare that has been brewing in Goteborg is about to explode. A member of a notorious biker gang has been set on fire--alive. Even in a culture where ritual killings are common, this brutal assault attracts the attention of both Irene's unit and the Organized Crimes Unit. Anticipating a counterattack, the two units team up to patrol the lavish party of a rival gang, but that doesn't stop another murder from occurring just outside the event hall. And that's not the only thing going up in flames. Someone has planted a bomb under Irene's husband's car. Fearing for her family's safety, Irene sends her husband and daughters into hiding and takes up residence at a colleague's apartment. Still, she can't shake the feeling that she is being stalked. Somehow, the gangs are always one step ahead of the police. Someone is leaking information. But who? Irene's life depends on discovering the answer"--
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  • In Irene Huss’ tenth episode (after Who Watcheth, 2016), Göteborg’s Violent Crimes Unit investigates the murder of a Gothia MC biker doused in flames at the gang’s former headquarters. Gothia MC’s leaders stonewall investigators, leaving them guessing about whether the killing is an in-house execution or a revival of Göteborg’s recently quelled gang wars. Hoping to head off catastrophe, Huss’ unit partners with the Organized Crime Unit. But, when a crucial witness is attacked, a raid of the gang’s new headquarters reveals only evidence of a deep cleaning, and a rival biker boss is murdered while under police surveillance, Irene becomes convinced there is a traitor on the team. The case, already the city’s top priority, becomes personal for Irene when Gothia MC puts a price on her family’s head unless her husband pays for protection for his new restaurant. Driven, confident, and unflappable, Irene is the kind of detective readers will happily follow into gangland battles. An exciting procedural that pairs well with Anne Holt’s Hanne Wilhelmsen series. -- Tran, Christine (Reviewed 10/15/2017) (Booklist, vol 114, number 4, p24)
  • Set in Göteborg, Sweden, Tursten’s lackluster 10th novel featuring Insp. Irene Huss (after 2016’s Who Watcheth) opens with a burning man staggering out of a building and dying in agony in the front yard. The ensuing investigation reveals that the man was a victim of a turf war between two gangs—Gothia MC and the Gangster Lions—and Huss’s involvement isn’t just professional. Her husband Krister’s car is bombed, a warning from Gothia MC: they believe Krister owes them for a debt incurred by his former business partner who has disappeared. The threat is real enough that the Huss family goes into hiding. Meanwhile, an apparent informant is working inside the police department. The book’s subject—the insidious, ruthless nature of the gangster underworld (the “shadows” of the title)—is a worthy one, but the prose is frustratingly simplistic, perhaps a fault of the translation. And Tursten doesn’t do Huss or her story any favors by larding it with domestic details. (Dec.) --Staff (Reviewed 10/09/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 41, p)
  • When Göteburg detective Irene Huss answers the phone the morning after her silver wedding anniversary celebration, she has no idea it will be the final case of her career. Irene's husband, Krister, has finally fulfilled his dream of opening his own restaurant. But when an employee is killed by a car bomb that was meant for Krister, Irene connects it to a gang-related case that she is working on. She realizes that her daughters are in danger, too. She hides her family in a secret location, but how can she be sure that they are truly safe? With stubborn determination and the help of longtime partner and friend Tommy, Irene finds clues that lead not only to a huge shipment of heroin and two notorious gangs but also the presence of a mysterious rival gang. And now Irene feels like someone is stalking her. VERDICT Tursten fans will be excited to read this satisfying tenth and final book in her Swedish procedural series. A rarity for Scandinavian crime fiction, this sleuth has a family who loves her and a happy ending. [See Prepub Alert, 6/12/17.]—Susanne Lohkamp, Multnomah Cty. Lib., Portland, OR --Susanne Lohkamp (Reviewed 10/01/2017) (Library Journal, vol 142, issue 16, p62)
  • Gang warfare erupts in Göteborg, catching DI Irene Huss (Who Watcheth, 2016, etc.), her family, and her Violent Crimes Unit in the crossfire.There's never been any love lost between Gothia MC and the Gangster Lions, but the new round of outrages kicked off when Gothia member Patrik Karlsson is doused with gasoline and set afire inside a former Gothia stronghold seems more horrifying than ever. Maybe that's because it's not such a new round after all. Shortly after Jan-Erik Månsson, the old friend whose gambling debts forced him to sell Glady's restaurant to Irene's husband, Krister, disappears and Anton Fritzell, Glady's hardworking new fish chef, is nearly killed by a car bomb clearly intended for Krister, the forensics team identifies the explosive as the same stuff that blew up Soran Siljac, a refugee from the former Yugoslavia and restaurant worker who refused to pay the gangs for protection last year. After a pregnant and extended silence between Irene and her husband, he acknowledges that he's been approached by a pair of Gothia members who insist that with the purchase of Glady's comes the responsibility for assuming Jan-Erik's unpaid debts. Irene announces her terms for dealing with the situation: "They had to vanish without a trace." Krister and their twin daughters leave town and go into hiding; Irene goes to ground uninvited in Superintendent Tommy Persson's home so that she can continue to work the case. You have to wonder how safe she is even there, though, once evidence mounts that at least one of the gangs has infiltrated the Violent Crimes Unit itself. Middling, professional work notable for its high body count, its number of guilty parties, and its understandable and contagious lack of interest in arousing much curiosity about which gang members killed exactly which others.(Kirkus Reviews, September 15, 2017)
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10597583
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1954-
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Tursten, Helene
Dewey number
839.73/8
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Swedish
LC call number
PT9876.3.U55
LC item number
I313 2017
Literary form
fiction
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Delargy, Marlaine
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True
Series statement
An Irene Huss investigation
Series volume
10
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  • Policewomen
  • Murder
  • Gangs
Target audience
adult
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Protected by the shadows, Helene Tursten ; translated by Marlaine Delargy
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Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First English translation.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781616958459
Lccn
2017021389
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • 976165103
  • (OCoLC)976165103
Label
Protected by the shadows, Helene Tursten ; translated by Marlaine Delargy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First English translation.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781616958459
Lccn
2017021389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 976165103
  • (OCoLC)976165103

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