Mikael Brenne is a partner in a successful legal firm and his future looks bright. Then he is accused of fixing an attack on an innocent woman in order to win a case. He ends up in prison, loses the right to practice as a lawyer and is promptly sacked. Suddenly, he is left without friends, income and future. A former colleague gives him a chance to work on an ancient case of double murder. And so Mikael Brenne, who thought his life couldn't get any worse, discovers how wrong he was. It could get worse – much worse …
Winner of the Riverton Award 2010, the most important Norwegian crime fiction award!
'The fifth book in the Mikael Brenne series is a true highlight – so packed with excitement, surprises and clever twists and turns it is tempting to use the cliché “unputdownable”.'
‘This autumn’s best crime novel. … That the author from Bergen, Chris Tvedt, is one of the very best, new Norwegian crime fiction writers is beyond doubt.’
‘Solid, interesting intrigue, told in an efficient and rough way.’
‘Dødens sirkel is Chris Tvedt’s best crime novel to date.’
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