1945: a lost German bomber crashes on the Vatnajokull glacier in Iceland. Inexplicably, in the midst of World War Two, there are both German and American officers on board. One of the senior German officers sets off, a briefcase handcuffed to his wrist, never to be seen again. 1999, the US Army is secretively trying to remove an aeroplane from the Vatnajokull glacier. Two young Icelanders become involved but end up paying with their lives. Before they are captured, one of the two contacts his sister, Kristin. Her quest to discover his fate takes her on a long and hazardous journey in search of the key to the riddle about Operation Napoleon. WINNER OF THE CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION GOLD DAGGER.
A compelling international thriller sweeping from modern Iceland to America and Nazi Germany at the end of World War II
ARNALDUR INDRIETHASON worked for many years as a journalist and critic before he began writing novels. Outside Iceland, he is best known for his crime novels featuring Erlendur and Sigurdur Oli, which are consistent bestsellers across Europe. The series has won numerous awards, including the Nordic Glass Key and the CWA Gold Dagger. His most recent novel is Hypothermia. Harvill Secker will publish Outrage, the next Reykjavik Murder Mystery, in 2011.