An Icelandic Novel of Secret Symbols, Medieval Witchcraft, and Modern MurdereBook
At a university in Reykjavík, the body of a young German student is discovered, his eyes cut out and strange symbols carved into his chest. Police waste no time in making an arrest, but the victim's family isn't convinced that the right man is in custody. They ask Thóra Gudmundsdóttir, an attorney and single mother of two, to investigate. It isn't long before Thóra and her associate, Matthew Reich, uncover the deceased student's obsession with Iceland's grisly history of torture, execution, and witch hunts. But there are very contemporary horrors hidden in the long, cold shadow of dark traditions. And for two suddenly endangered investigators, nothing is quite what it seems . . . and no one can be trusted.
Baker & Taylor
Enlisted by a murder victim's family to discern the truth about who was really responsible, attorney Thóra Guomundsdottir and her new partner, Matthew Reich, journey to a remote corner of Iceland, where they discover that the victim had recently joined a secret group of occultists. 35,000 first printing.