A frozen body, a murdered biker, and a lawyer with nothing left to lose. In the depths of the Norwegian winter, a woman's frozen corpse is discovered in the garden of a notorious ex-lawyer, Vilhelm Thygesen. She has been stabbed to death. A young biker, a member of a gang once represented by the lawyer, is found dead in suspicious circumstances. Thygesen starts receiving anonymous threats, and becomes ensnared in a web of violence, crime and blackmail that spreads across Northern Europe. Does the frozen woman hold the key?
Jon Michelet made his debut in 1975 with the crime novel He Who is Born to be Hanged, Shall Never be Drowned. He has been awarded the Riverton Prize for Best Norwegian Crime Novel twice, for White as Snow and The Frozen Woman, both part of his long running Vilhelm Thygesen series. Don Barlett has translated books by Jo Nesbo, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Gunnar Staalesen, and Per Petterson.