By Per Wahlöö
The stunning 6th novel in the Martin Beck secret sequence via the across the world popular crime writing duo by way of Maj Sjöwall and consistent with Wahlöö, unearths Beck investigating a brutal assassination.When Viktor Palmgren, a strong Swedish industrialist is shot in the course of his after-dinner speech within the sumptuous lodge Savoy, it sends a shiver down the backbone of the foreign cash markets and terrifies the tiny city of Malmo. not anyone within the eating place can establish the gunman, and native police are sheepishly baffled. that is whilst Beck takes over the scene and speedy alternatives via Palmgren's historical past. What he unearths is an internet of vice so despicable that it really is demanding for him to visualize who wouldn't want Palmgren lifeless, yet that does not cease him and his staff of devoted detectives from tackling certainly one of their such a lot fascinating instances but.
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At the means he handed temptingly just about his own residence within the borough of Skärmarbrink. His relations used to be there—his daughter Bodil, who may quickly be years outdated, and peculiarly Gun, who looked as if it would develop prettier and extra impossible to resist each day. Kollberg was once a sensualist, and were cautious to decide on a spouse who might conform to his exacting calls for. He steeled himself, notwithstanding, sighed deeply, wiped the sweat off his brow together with his blouse sleeve and drove on towards the heart of Stockholm. He parked on Kungsgatan and stepped out. Then he went into the doorway to envision that he’d long gone to definitely the right deal with. based on the listing, the home contained often movie businesses and legislation workplaces, however it additionally had what he was once trying to find. at the fourth ground, there has been indexed not just HAMPUS BROBERG INC. , but additionally VIKTOR PALMGREN mortgage & FINANCE. Kollberg rode up on a creaking, elderly elevator and located that either corporation plaques adorned an identical snuff-colored door. He grasped the doorknob and located the door locked. there has been a doorbell, yet he missed it and, actual to behavior, hammered at the door along with his fist. a girl opened, checked out him with sizeable brown eyes and acknowledged, “What on the earth is the problem? ” “I’m trying to find Mr. Broberg. ” “He isn’t the following. ” “Is your identify Helena Hansson? ” “No, it isn’t. who're you? ” Kollberg pulled himself jointly and took his identity card out of his again pocket. “Excuse me,” he stated. “It has to be the fault of this warmth. ” “I see,” she acknowledged. “The police. ” “Right. The name’s Kollberg. may perhaps I are available in for a minute? ” “Of course,” the lady stated and stepped apart. The room he entered seemed like a run-of-the-mill workplace with tables, folders, typewriter, submitting cupboards and the entire traditional components. via a half-open door he may possibly see into one other room, which used to be it appears Hampus Broberg’s deepest place of work. Smaller than the secretary’s, yet more well-off, it appeared virtually totally taken up through a table and a wide secure. whereas Kollberg used to be taking a look round, the girl had grew to become the lock at the door. Then she stared at him inquiringly and stated, “Why did you question me if my identify used to be Hansson? ” She used to be approximately thirty-five years previous, slim and darkish, with thick eyebrows and brief hair. “I notion you have been Mr. Broberg’s secretary,” Kollberg acknowledged absentmindedly. “Actually i'm Mr. Broberg’s secretary. ” “Well, if so …” “My identify isn’t Hansson,” she persisted, “and it by no means has been. ” taking a look at her obliquely, he observed that she wore huge gold bands at the ring finger of her left hand. “What is your identify, then? ” “Sara Moberg. ” “You weren’t in Malmö final Wednesday whilst Mr. Palmgren was once shot? ” “Certainly now not. ” “We have been informed that Mr. Broberg was once in Malmö on the time and that his secretary used to be with him. ” “In that case it wasn’t me. I by no means pass alongside on his journeys. ” “And the secretary’s identify used to be Hansson,” Kollberg acknowledged stubbornly, taking a dog-eared piece of paper out of his pants pocket. He glared at it and acknowledged, “Miss Helena Hansson. That’s what it says the following.