One dark winter night, while out working on an assignment, a car hurtles toward Varg Veum at full speed. After he just barely escapes, he thinks about two death notices he’d read in the past few months. Two men who’d served time for an assault of which Veum briefly stood falsely accused have been killed in what the police are ruling an accident. Veum begins to suspect that it may be far more serious than a couple of random, accidental deaths.
And if so, his name may be next on the hit list... Out of pure self-preservation, Veum begins connecting the dots between perpetrators and victims in the old case. Another person turns up dead, bolstering his suspicions, and the trail soon leads him to fresh brutalities and an active network of assaulters. Piece by piece, he nears the case’s surprising solution.
Wolves at the Door is a dark and credible storytelling story (...) an unmistakable Gunnar Staalesen novel with distinctive character.
5 out of 6 stars
Gunnar Staalesen's new [book] has become a typical Varg Veum novel.
Gunnar Staalesen supplies another very good Varg Veum crime novel.