The Man Who Went Up in Smoke: A Martin Beck Police Mystery (2) (Martin Beck Police Mystery Series)
The masterful second novel in the Martin Beck series of mysteries by the internationally renowned crime writing duo Maj Sjwall and Per Wahl, finds Beck searching for a well-known Swedish journalist who has disappeared without a trace. Inspector Martin Beck of the Stockholm Homicide Squad has his summer vacation abruptly terminated when the top brass at the foreign office pack him off to Budapest to search for Alf Matsson, a well-known Swedish journalist who has vanished. Beck investigates viperous Eastern European underworld figures and--at the risk of his life--stumbles upon the international racket in which Matsson was involved. With the coolly efficient local police on his side and a predatory nymphet on his tail, Beck pursues a case whose international implications grow with each new clue.
Author: Maj Sjwall, Per Wahl
Edition: (Edition: Reprint)
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Release Date: 2008-09-30