"Michael Ridpath is on the war path, trouncingthe Scandinavians on their home turf. This is international thriller writing at its best, fine characters, page turning suspense and a great, fresh location." PETER JAMES
An atmospheric novella set in the remote north of Iceland, featuring lone-wolf police sergeant Magnus Ragnarsson
Iceland, midwinter: the days are fleeting, the nights endless and sergeant Magnus Jonson has been sent to an isolated fishing village in the West Fjords to investigate the possible homicide of a road construction worker. Ringed by steep mountains, this bleak village is cut off from the rest of Iceland and from the modern world. The locals are adamant that Iceland's legendary huldufólk - hidden people - had a hand in the death. Magnus finds their superstition suspicious... As he digs deeper, Magnus discovers that the victim was not a popular man, leading him to suspect that other, more human, passions are at work...
About the Author
Michael Ridpath grew up in North Yorkshire. He read history at Merton College, Oxford and went on to spend eight years as a bond trader in the City, before giving up his job to write full time. He is also the author of several financial thrillers which have been translated into 38 languages. He first visited Iceland while promoting his first novel, Free To Trade. He lives in North London with his wife and three children.