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SOHLBERG AND THE WHITE DEATH:

AN INSPECTOR SOHLBERG MYSTERY

 

by

 

JENS AMUNDSEN

 

 

 

Published simultaneously in the USA and Norway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although inspired by real events, this book is a work of fiction.

 

Any resemblance to any living person is purely coincidental except that specific references to real individuals are for historical purposes only and these include:

Tor Einar Eilertsen (Troms Police Superintendent);

Michel Neyret (Deputy Chief of Police, Lyon, France);

Salvatore Valente (Italy);

Leonid Minin (Ukraine; Switzerland);

Semion Mogilevich and Col. Timur Valiulin (Russia);

Prof. Rune Selbekk (GeoSciences Department at the University of Oslo); and,

Prof. Jurgen Mienert (Geology Dept. at the University of Tromsø).

 

 

SOHLBERG AND THE WHITE DEATH: an Inspector Sohlberg mystery.

 

A Vik Crime/Blue Salamander Edition 2013

 

Published in the United States by special arrangement of Nynorsk Forlag [Trondheim, Norway] with Nynorsk Forlag-USA/Blue Salamander [Seattle, WA].

 

SOHLBERG AND THE WHITE DEATH. Copyright (c) 2013 by Nynorsk Forlag.

 

Translation copyright (c) 2013 by Nynorsk Forlag.

 

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, graphic, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, taking, or by any information storage retrieval system, without the permission in writing from the publisher.

 

An electronic format of this book has been specially priced to introduce readers to the best of Nordic literature dealing with crime, the criminal mind, the criminal justice system, and Scandinavian society.

 

FIRST U.S. EDITION.

 

Author and book information:

www.deadlybooks.com

www.jensamundsen.blogspot.com

 

Publisher information:

www.nynorskforlag.blogspot.com

 

Please send publisher and author inquiries to: [email protected]

 

Printed and Manufactured in the United States of America

 

Also by Jens Amundsen

 

[
Inspector Sohlberg series
]

 

Sohlberg and the Missing Schoolboy

Sohlberg and the Gift

Lost in Bergen

Skull Valley

The Trondheim Choir

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

 

The murder of an Interpol translator in France. Nine mutilated bodies found under a fish shack in remote Tromsø in northern Norway. A $ 6 million dollar bribe for a Norwegian detective. Chief Inspector Sohlberg is in danger.

 

There’s also one crime in the making that doesn’t even come close to the “Mass Murder” category. And that crime requires Sohlberg to do the unthinkable in this gripping novel about obsession, paranoia, organized crime, and whether it’s better for a few to be sacrificed so that many will live. Or is it better for many to be sacrificed so that a few get to live?

 

 

 

ABOUT THE HARALD SOHLBERG MYSTERY SERIES

 

The Inspector Sohlberg crime novels by Jens Amundsen join Scandinavia’s best crime detective series, including the
Inspector Wallander
series by Henning Mankell,
Inspector Sejer
series by Karin Fossum,
Inspector Gunnarstranda
series by K. O. Dahl,
Detective Harry Hole
series by Jo Nesbø, and
Girl With
Millenium trilogy by Stieg Larsson.

 

Jens Amundsen’s publisher, Nynorsk Forlag, is pleased to present his novels on Chief Inspector Harald Sohlberg. The Sohlberg novels masterfully blend the psychological novel into the crime, suspense, thriller, and detective genre.

 

DEDICATION

 

To my mother and father and wife who taught me that integrity and family are the only worthwhile achievements.

 

To Lise Amundsen for her song and support.

 

To Paul Klebnikov, Sergei Magnitsky, Alexander Perepilichny, and other brave whistleblowers who have been murdered after exposing the gigantic criminal mafia state known as Russia or Vladimir Putin’s “
New Russia
”.

 

To Sigve Bolstad and other friends who guided me in the underworld of organized crime.

 

To Magnus and Berit Nielsen who so generously rendered advice, lodgings, and plenty of delicious meals during my stay in Tromsø.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOOK ONE: LITTLE DID I KNOW; OR, DEATH OF A TRANSLATOR

 

Chapter 1/Én
HEYRIEUX AND LYON, FRANCE:
MORNING AND NIGHT OF THE
DAY, APRIL 12

 

Chapter 2/To
LYON, FRANCE: MAY 14, OR
THIRTY-TWO DAYS AFTER THE DAY

 

Chapter 3/Tre
LYON, FRANCE: MAY 15, OR
THIRTY-THREE DAYS AFTER
THE DAY

 

Chapter 4/Fire
PARIS AND LYON, FRANCE: JUNE 12,
OR TWO MONTHS AFTER THE DAY

 

Chapter 5/Fem
MILAN AND VAREDO, ITALY: JUNE 13, OR
TWO MONTHS AND ONE DAY AFTER
THE DAY

 

Chapter 6/Seks
PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA:
JUNE 13 AND JUNE 14, OR
TWO MONTHS AND 2 DAYS
AFTER THE DAY

 

BOOK TWO: THE TRAP

 

Chapter 7/Syv
MOSCOW, RUSSIA: MORNING OF TUESDAY
JULY 12, OR THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DAY

 

Chapter 8/Åtte
ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA: WEDNESDAY
JULY 13, OR THREE MONTHS AND 1 DAY
AFTER THE DAY

 

Chapter 9/Ni
RINGVASSØY ISLAND, NORWAY:
SUNDAY JULY 17, OR THREE MONTHS
AND 5 DAYS AFTER THE DAY

 

Chapter 10/Ti
TROMS COUNTY, NORWAY: MONDAY
JULY 18, OR THREE MONTHS AND
6 DAYS AFTER THE DAY

 

Chapter 11/Elleve
LYON, FRANCE: MORNING OF TUESDAY
JULY 19, OR THREE MONTHS AND 7 DAYS
AFTER THE DAY

 

Chapter 12/Tolv
LYON, FRANCE: AFTERNOON AND EVENING
OF TUESDAY JULY 19, OR THREE MONTHS
AND 7 DAYS AFTER THE DAY

 

Chapter 13/Tretten
OSLO AND TROMSØ, NORWAY:
THURSDAY JULY 21, OR THREE
MONTHS AND 9 DAYS AFTER THE DAY

 

Chapter 14/Fjorten
TROMSØ, NORWAY: FRIDAY JULY 22,
OR THREE MONTHS AND 10 DAYS
AFTER THE DAY

 

Chapter 15/Femten
PARIS AND LYON, FRANCE: THURSDAY
JULY 28, OR THREE MONTHS AND
16 DAYS AFTER THE DAY

 

Chapter 16/Seksten
TROMSØ, NORWAY: JULY 28,
OR THREE MONTHS AND 16
DAYS AFTER THE DAY

 

Chapter 17/Sytten
TROMSØ, NORWAY: JULY 29,
OR THREE MONTHS AND 17
DAYS AFTER THE DAY

 

Chapter 18/Atten
TROMSØ, NORWAY: JULY 30, OR
THREE MONTHS AND 18 DAYS
AFTER THE DAY

 

Chapter 19/Nitten
TROMSØ, NORWAY: JULY 30, OR
THREE MONTHS AND 18 DAYS
AFTER THE DAY

 

Chapter 20/Tjue
LYON; BRUSSELS; LUXEMBOURG:
JULY 30, OR THREE MONTHS AND
18 DAYS AFTER THE DAY

 

BOOK THREE: WHEN IT WILL COME

 

Chapter 21/Tjueen
TROMSØ AND REINØYA ISLAND, NORWAY:
JULY 31, OR THREE MONTHS AND 19 DAYS
AFTER THE DAY

 

Chapter 22/Tjueto
LYON, FRANCE; JULY 31, OR
THREE MONTHS AND 19 DAYS
AFTER THE DAY

 

Chapter 23/Tjuetre
LYON AND PARIS, FRANCE;
AUGUST 1 AND 2, OR THREE
MONTHS AND 20 AND 21 DAYS
AFTER THE DAY

 

Chapter 24/Tjuefire
MONZA AND COMO, ITALY;
AUGUST 5, OR THREE MONTHS
AND 25 DAYS AFTER THE DAY

 

Chapter 25/Tjuefem
MEGGEN AND ZURICH, SWITZERLAND:
AUGUST 5, OR THREE MONTHS AND
25 DAYS AFTER THE DAY

 

Chapter 26/Tjueseks
LYON, FRANCE: AUGUST 11, OR THREE
MONTHS AND 30 DAYS AFTER THE DAY

 

Chapter 27/Tjuesyv
LYON AND POUGNY, FRANCE: AUGUST 16, OR
FOUR MONTHS AND 4 DAYS AFTER THE DAY

 

BOOK FOUR: NO DOUBT DESERVED

 

Chapter 28/Tjueåtte
LYON AND CHALLEX, FRANCE:
SEPTEMBER 23 AND 25, OR FIVE
MONTHS AND 11 AND 13 DAYS
AFTER THE DAY

 

Chapter 29/Tjueni
LYON, FRANCE: SEPTEMBER 27 AND 28,
OR FIVE MONTHS AND 15 AND 16 DAYS
AFTER THE DAY

 

Chapter 30/Tretti
LYON, FRANCE; AND SPRUCE PINE,
NORTH CAROLINA: OCTOBER 13 AND
25, OR SIX MONTHS AND 1 AND 13 DAYS
AFTER THE DAY

 

Chapter 31/Trettien
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND; FT. MEADE,
MARYLAND; and, LANGLEY, VIRGINIA:
NOVEMBER 15, OR SEVEN MONTHS
AND 2 DAYS AFTER THE DAY

 

Chapter 32/Trettito
LYON, FRANCE: NOVEMBER 21,
OR SEVEN MONTHS AND 12 DAYS
AFTER THE DAY

 

 

 

 

BOOK ONE: LITTLE DID I KNOW; OR, DEATH OF A TRANSLATOR

 

   Little did I know that our separation was to be forever.

      — Valerian Albanov, Arctic Explorer; author [
In the Land of White Death
, 1917]

 

   There's a man going around taking names.

       — Johnny Cash song,
The Man Comes Around
.

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