By Mikkel Birkegaard

An engrossing Danish literary mystery of intrigue, conspiracy, and the intense energy of reading

Imagine that a few humans have the facility to impact your ideas and emotions via reading—to seduce you with impressive tales, conjure up vividly imagined worlds, and manipulate you into pondering precisely what they need you to. whilst Luca Campelli dies a surprising and violent loss of life, his son Jon inherits his second-hand book place, Libri di Luca, in Copenhagen. Jon had now not noticeable his father for 20 years—since the mysterious demise of his mother. After Luca’s loss of life is via an arson try out at the store, Jon is compelled to discover his family’s earlier. Unbeknownst to him, the bookstall has for years been hiding a awesome mystery. it's the assembly position of a society of booklovers and readers who've maintained a practice of big strength handed down from the times of the good library of historic Alexandria. Now a person is attempting to smash them, and Jon reveals he needs to struggle to save lots of himself and his new friends.

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I am warning itself. ' Mehmet nodded in the direction of a place at the ceiling at the back of them. 'I've even bought defense. ' They rotated. at the ceiling, simply over the door to the backyard, used to be a digicam the dimensions of a field of kitchen suits. 'I have to glance out for myself, if the police are not going to do it,' Mehmet defined with a marginally of bitterness in his voice. 'Okay,' acknowledged Jon. 'But erase the tape of the final couple of hours, o.k.? ' 'Tape? ' Mehmet burst out giggling. 'You're a dinosaur, Jon. ' 'I recognize, i do know. simply erase it, ok? we've to head. ' Mehmet shook fingers with them. 'And thank you on your help,' Katherina additional. 'No prob,' answered Mehmet, starting the door for them. Jon was once tremendous pleased with the stopover at. For the 1st time considering the fact that he'd agreed to deal with the research, he had the sensation they would taken a breakthrough. He may possibly experience that Tom Nørreskov had performed a job within the complete factor, and they might been fortunate adequate to trace him down despite his makes an attempt to conceal. yet Jon additionally suspected that this leap forward used to be going to be short-lived. that they had to stick to up at the lead whereas it used to be clean, and that intended a visit to southern Sjælland. They made up our minds that Jon may choose up Katherina the subsequent morning round ten. They either agreed to not take someone else alongside. Pau would not be any use; to the contrary, his perspective may well smash the entire journey, and along with, a person needed to watch the store. This most likely wasn't the handiest second for Jon to forget his profession, however the he resolved this topic, the speedier he may well come again to focusing 100 in line with cent of his awareness on his paintings. Jenny sounded fearful while he rang in to ascertain for information. 'I don't believe they're more than happy that you are spending rather a lot day out of the office,' she whispered. 'There are rumours they wish to take you off the Remer case. ' 'Nonsense,' acknowledged Jon. 'As lengthy as Remer does not solution my queries, i cannot do whatever besides. Halbech is familiar with him. He understands how tough Remer will be. ' 'Maybe. yet promise me you will not take to any extent further break day after this. ' 'No cause to be apprehensive on my behalf. ' 'Take care of your self, Jon,' acknowledged Jenny and rang off sooner than Jon may well answer. might be he was once unsuitable approximately Halbech's persistence, yet there will be lots of time to make amends – there has been not anything like unpaid time beyond regulation to soft issues out together with his boss. In a wierd manner, the assembly with Tom Nørreskov, Klausen, or no matter what he desired to name himself, appeared way more pressing, as though the journey to Vordingborg have been a race. even supposing Jon did not understand even if there has been a prize, or no matter if he even desired to win. 17 'How approximately if I come alongside and control you? ' requested Pau. Katherina shook her head. 'Someone has to maintain the bookstore open. ' An hour previous she had obtained carry of a sleepy Pau on his cellular. He replied in monosyllables and with unsatisfied grunts, yet after she advised him approximately their stopover at to the medical institution, his tone replaced. whilst she defined they have been going to go to a contract, he eventually allowed himself to be persuaded, and a short while later he confirmed up at Libri di Luca with rumpled hair and wrinkled outfits.

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