Lucifer's Tears

Lucifer's Tears

Book - 2011
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Kari Vaara, physically and psychologically scarred a year after the Sufia Elmi case, investigates a ninety-year-old national hero for suspected war crimes, an effort that is complicated by the murder of a Russian businessman's wife.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2011
ISBN: 9780399157004
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY THOMPSON
Characteristics: 323 p. ; 24 cm


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Jun 24, 2018

It was a really good book! I love these kinds of books that mess with your mind.

Jun 10, 2018

Not a fan of Kari’s relationship with his wife. I disliked her personality. Lots of repetitive obscenities immersed throughout the story. I’m no prude but it got to be too much vulgarity. The story just plodded along. I love the setting and culture but it was not worth my time.

Jan 11, 2014

It was a very interesting book. The plot is fascinating and in the same league as Stieg Larsson: conspiracy and murder. I had trouble with the foreign language thrown in to the sentence. It really throws me off so I had trouble following the story when I have to stop and figure out why this word has been entered. Over all it was great!

Aug 15, 2013

I liked this second instalment of Kari's flawed and tortured life. He has past demons he can never really escape. The story is dark and even events that could be happy have a dark underbelly.

Oldprof Jul 15, 2013

This is a poor representative of the genre of Scandanavian police novels. Thompson engages in rather coarse description of his subject matter, punctuates it with profanity and wraps that around a barely plausable story line. If you have a choice, choose Mankel, Nesbo, or Roslund among others.

Jun 09, 2011

In Thompson's great followup to Snow Angels, Kari Vaara has moved down to the big city and has got his hands full with a murder investigation, an investigation into a Finnish hero's possible connection to war crimes, a strange new partner, and some visiting in-laws from hell. On top of it all he is suffering from multiple after-affects from his previous investigation and some troubling health problems. All gets intertwined into nonstop action. Break out the Koskenkorva and hunker down by the fire for a great read.


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Jun 24, 2018

"Murder most foul."


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