Behind God's Back

Behind God's Back

Book - 2015
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There are two Jewish cops in all of Helsinki. One of them, Ariel Kafka, a lieutenant in the Violent Crime Unit, identifies himself as a policeman first, then a Finn, and lastly a Jew. He's willing to risk his career to get an answer. Murky circumstances surround his investigation of a Jewish businessman's murder. Neo-Nazi violence, intergenerational intrigue, shady loans-- predictable lines of investigation lead to unpredictable culprits. But a second killing strikes closer to home, and the Finnish Security Police come knocking. The tentacles of Israeli politics and Mossad reach surprisingly far, once again wrapping Kafka in their sticky embrace.
Publisher: London : Bitter Lemon Press, 2015
ISBN: 9781908524423
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY NYKANEN 2015
Characteristics: 204 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: London, Kristian


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JCLJanineM Mar 18, 2015

If you are a reader who relishes the purity of a police procedural mystery, then you will certainly appreciate this new Finnish offering by Harri Nykänen, Behind God’s Back, the second title in the detective series that features Ariel Kafka, a Jewish detective working in the Violent Crimes Unit in Helsinki. With a complex but compact plot, Behind God’s Back delivers a thoroughly engaging and original experience for readers of crime fiction. The translator, Kristian London, does an excellent job as well.


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