Hanne Wilhelmsen and her colleagues enter the big political scene when Norway’s Prime Minister is found shot in her office. A kleptomaniac security guard prevents them from immediately catching on to the true nature of this crime: suicide. Instead, they track down neo-nazis, political competitors and thirty year old scandals in this intelligent meditation on the nature of truth.
(Co-authored by Berit Reiss-Andersen, Holt’s under-secretary as Minister of Justice)
The Lion’s Mouth is the fourth installment in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series.
[A] multifaceted mystery ... The wonder and pleasure of The Lion’s Mouth is in how Ms. Holt — Norway’s former minister of justice — weaves the strands of a political thriller, a police-procedural, a locked-room mystery and a domestic novel into a satisfying plot.
Edgar-finalist Holt’s compelling, character-driven fourth Hanne Wilhelmsen novel delivers a one-two punch /.../ Holt uses her surprising plot to highlight the nature of power and the extent to which it can corrupt.