The Last Good Man

The Last Good Man

A Novel

Book - 2012
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"A truly compelling and worthwhile thriller" (Associated Press) that centers around the mysterious murders of humanitarian men and women and the detective who seeks to solve the riddle--before it's too late.

In Beijing, a monk collapses in his chamber , dead.

A fiery mark--a tattoo? a burn?--spreads across his back and down his spine. In Mumbai, a beloved economist dies suddenly. The same symbol appears. Similar deaths are reported around the world--the victims all humanitarians, all with the same death mark. In Venice, a rogue Italian policeman links the deaths, tracing the evidence. Who is killing good people around the world?

In Copenhagen, the Interpol alert lands on the desk of veteran detective Niels Bentzon: Find the "good people" of Denmark and warn them. But Bentzon is a man who is trained to see the worst in humanity, not the good.

Just as Bentzon is ready to give up, he meets Hannah Lund, a brilliant astrophysicist mourning the death of her son. With Hannah's help, Bentzon begins to piece together the puzzle of these far-flung deaths. A pattern emerges--a perfectly executed plan of murder. There have been thirty-four deaths--two more to come if the legend is true. According to the pattern, Bentzon and Hannah can predict the time and place of the final two murders. The deaths will occur in Venice and Copenhagen. And the time is now.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2012
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781451640762
1451640765
9781451640755
1451640757
Characteristics: 469 p. 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Nunnally, Tiina 1952-

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BS2736
Sep 17, 2016

Another poorly developed novel by two Danes who want to capitalize on Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell's popularity. There was one highly rated review for this book which is why I ordered it but believe me if you have read the excellent novels by Val McDermid, Minette Walters, Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, P.D. James etc. you will be very disappointed in this novel. As well it is quite racist.

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seattlesubee
Apr 20, 2013

What a fascinating plot, and very suspensefully put together. A must read!

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