Crime Fiction (Vol. 5 in a series)
The Fortune Hunter
The Fortune Hunter is the fifth book in Jan-Erik Fjell’s prize-winning and much talked-about crime series following the brusque and sometimes heavy-handed Anton Brekke, a detective with the Norwegian Kripos elite investigations team in Oslo.
In autumnal Fredrikstad in Norway, the remains of a human hans are recoverend from a 1978 Cadillac. At the same time a woman is found murdered at a local rubbish dump.
Anton Brekke is sent to Fredrikstad to work our what links the two events.
In glittering and grand 70s Vegas, where anything is possible if you have the money, a young Norwegian woman encounters the casino mogul Elliot Appelbaum. When she one day sees something she shouldn’t have she is forced to flee to stay alive.
The Fortune Hunter alternates between today and the 1970s, and between the grey everyday of Fredrikstad and the allure of Las Vegas. The two are expertly interwoven into one thrilling story, with a conclusion that will surprise everyone.
‘My goodness what a good crime novel Jan-Erik Fjell has written (…) The easiest crime recommendation I’ll give this year!’Geir Tangen, crime writer who runs Norway's biggest book blog. bokblogger.com. Throw of the dice: 6
‘elegantly written’Fredrikstad Blad, Throw of the dice: 5