In the previous Tvedt crime novel, Av jord er du kommet, we met his new hero, Edvard Matre, investigator with the crime squad. Matre is also the leading character in the new crime story, Den blinde guden.
An exceptionally brutal robbery ends in murder. Edvard Matre and his team are investigating. The trail leads them to a group of violent right-wing extremists, but, to Edvard’s total frustration, he is told by the PST, the Norwegian security services, to keep off. Which is easier said than done. In the end, Edvard has to make up his mind about what matters most: ‘The safety of the realm’ or a woman’s life. At the same time, he also has to deal with the growing suspicion that one of his own people may have lives on his conscience.
Chris Tvedt’s previous crime novels are sold to the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Poland and Ukraine.
‘There is little more to say except to congratulate on a smartly completed work ... Superbly exciting and intelligently plotted.’
‘Den blinde guden is Chris Tvedt’s second book about DI Edvard Matre. The first one was good, the second one just as good.’
‘This is a story which accelerates immensely. The tensions built into several storylines are tightened at the same time throughout the 92 brisk chapters. Well plotted, elegantly invented and, definitely, no happy end. This will become a TV series, the only question is how soon.’
‘Crime fiction with thriller features and multiple tense, slowly unravelling storylines.’
‘Chris Tvedt and Elisabeth Guldbrandsen occasionally write great passages that are fit to be filmed. The heart-breaking opening scene and the videoed account of the robbery hit the reader where it hurts.’
‘Den blinde guden is one of the more believable narratives that have so far emerged out of this autumn’s flow of crime fiction. Believability doesn’t make any less exciting than everybody else’s hunts for serial killers, but rather the opposite.’
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