People are fleeing to the far north where conditions are still tolerable. Social order is crumbling. Tapani Lehtinen, a struggling poet, is among the few still willing and able to live in the city. When Tapani's wife Johanna, a journalist, goes missing, he embarks on a frantic hunt for her
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"Tersely written, full of twists and sudden violence, this is nothing less than the birth of a new genre: dystopian detection"
Sunday Telegraph||"A fine read, and an interesting twist on Scandi-noir"
Sunday Herald||"Tuomainen's spare style suits the subject and raises a serious question: how you find hope when law and order break down?"
Financial Times||"The book belongs to a long line of disaster novels that includes titles by John Christopher and JG Ballard. Tuomainen's book is set in the near future, but nothing here is less than frighteningly plausible"
Independent||"In this Finnish blend of thriller and dystopia, Tuomainen adds a new, an almost Ballardian flavour of SF apocalypse to the much-loved recipes of Nordic noir"