By Maj Sjowall, Per Wahloo
The awesome 7th novel within the Martin Beck secret sequence via Maj Sj?wall and in line with Wahl??, reveals Beck dealing with one of many maximum demanding situations in his specialist career.The ugly homicide of a police captain in his sanatorium room finds the unsavory background of a guy who spent 40 years working towards a terrible mix of strong-arm police paintings and shear brutality. Martin Beck and his colleagues feverishly comb Stockholm for the assassin, a demented and lethal rifleman, who has plans for much more chaos. because the rigidity builds and a sense of drawing close chance grips Beck, his research reveals proof of police corruption. That’s whilst a fair greater feel of accountability and whatever like disgrace urge him into taking a sequence of drastic steps, which result in a stunning catastrophe.
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The first of the two rooms was furnished with comfortable easy chairs and low tables and had a fireplace. The inner room contained a broad bed framed by deep built-in shelves and cupboards and, by the window, a huge desk with drawers beneath. Without taking off her coat, Ingrid went in and sat down at the desk, lifted the receiver and dialed for a taxi. ” Martin called from the kitchen. “No, I have to go home and get to bed. I’m dead tired. ” Martin Beck made no objection. All of a sudden he didn’t feel a bit sleepy, but all evening long he’d been yawning, and at the movie—they’d been to see Truffaut’s The 400 Blows—he’d several times been on the verge of dozing off.
He’d forgotten to pick up the cord and the switch from the floor. He held his fingers tightly around the iron pipe where the buzzer ought to have been and stared at the window. The gap between the long drapes was still about two inches wide, but they weren’t hanging quite the way they had been, and the window was closed. Could someone from the staff have been in the room? It didn’t seem likely. He felt the sweat bursting from his pores, and his nightshirt cold and clammy against his sensitive skin.
But what was it that had made the pattern of shadows and reflections change? His gaze ran over the bare walls, then he turned his head to the right and looked toward the window. The window had been open when he left the room, he was certain of that. Now it was closed. Terror overwhelmed him immediately and he lifted his hand to the call button. But it wasn’t in its place. He’d forgotten to pick up the cord and the switch from the floor. He held his fingers tightly around the iron pipe where the buzzer ought to have been and stared at the window.