The internationally acclaimed author of Blood on Snow and the Harry Hole novels now gives us the tightly wound tale of a man running from retribution, a renegade hitman who goes to ground far above the Arctic circle, where the never-setting sun might slowly drive a man insane.
A man long thought killed by his long-suffering wife turns up alive. A decade ago, Alan Langford's charred remains were discovered in his burnt-out car. His wife was found guilty of conspiracy to murder her husband and sentenced to ten years in prison. But before she is released, she receives a nasty shock: an anonymous letter containing a photo of her husband. But how is it possible that her husband is still alive? Where is he? Who sent the photo, and why?