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Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End: The Story of a Crime (Fall of the Welfare State, Bk 1)
Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End The Story of a Crime - Fall of the Welfare State, Bk 1 Author:Leif G.W. Persson Beginning with the death of an unknown American citizen in Stockholm, Leif G.W. Persson slowly unravels the complex web of international espionage, greed, sheer incompetence, and work by a poorly constructed Swedish intelligence force that in this fiction lead to the murder of the prime minister. Between Summer’s Longing and Winter&rsqu... more »o;s End is a riveting insider’s combination of black satire, thriller, psychological drama, and police procedural about the biggest police investigation in recorded history.
The first novel in a trilogy that has become the defining account of the unsolved 1986 assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olaf Palme -- an event that still haunts the collective Swedish memory.« less
Joy S. reviewed Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End: The Story of a Crime (Fall of the Welfare State, Bk 1) on + 92 more book reviews
The story shows how the investigation of a death by many different people/methods/degrees of effort and ability can result in highly varying results. The many characters, story lines and political history may become tedious but it is worth the effort for the unexpected sly humor and writing skill.