The Troubled Man - Kurt Wallander, Bk 10 Author:Henning Mankell The much-anticipated return of Henning Mankell?s brilliant, brooding detective, Kurt Wallander. — On a winter day in 2008, Håkan von Enke, a retired high-ranking naval officer, vanishes during his daily walk in a forest near Stockholm. The investigation into his disappearance falls under the jurisdiction of the Stockholm police. It has noth... more »ing to do with Wallander--officially. But von Enke is his daughter's future father-in-law.
And so, with his inimitable disregard for normal procedure, Wallander is soon interfering in matters that are not his responsibility, making promises he won't keep, telling lies when it suits him--and getting results. But the results hint at elaborate Cold War espionage activities that seem inextricably confounding, even to Wallander, who, in any case, is troubled in more personal ways as well. Negligent of his health, he's become convinced that, having turned sixty, he is on the threshold of senility.
Desperate to live up to the hope that a new granddaughter represents, he is continually haunted by his past. And looking toward the future with profound uncertainty, he will have no choice but to come face-to-face with his most intractable adversary: himself. « less
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This is an excellent book, however, not for the faint of heart. If you are looking for just an enjoyable read, this is not the book for you. The story is very interesting, and told in a very involving way for the reader. The personal issues faced by Wallander throughout the book are very terrifying and rather bleak. This is my first Kurt Wallander book, and I enjoyed it very much but I would be careful of who I recommended it to!