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Raid and the Blackest Sheep

(2010)
(The first book in the Raid series)
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Hard-nosed hit man Raid is driving toward the Arctic Circle with Nygren, a career criminal in the twilight of his life. As they journey northward, Nygren puts his affairs in order, wreaking vengeance on those who have wronged him and paying penance to those he has wronged. Their first stop is at a church, where a sham preacher is fleecing his congregation for money.

Soon, both cops and crooks are on the trail of the mysterious pair. Detective Lieutenant Jansson and his colleagues are interested in any potential jobs the notorious criminals might be planning. A couple of accomplices from Nygren's past believe he has a hidden stash of cash, and want a share for themselves. In the end, the pilgrimage leaves a trail of wounded and dead in its wake.

Harri Nykanen is a Finnish author who has written nearly 30 books and is best known for his Raid series. While Nykanen's work has been translated into many languages, Raid and the Blackest Sheep is the first of his novels to be published in English. A series based on the Raid character has appeared on television in both Finland and select U.S. markets, and a Raid movie also appeared in Finnish theaters.

"Raid has a lot of the same quiet vengeance as the characters that Clint Eastwood creates on the silver screen. Both have the ability to make even murder seem justified." - Lansi-Suomi

"Two honest criminals contemplate the meaning of life... Nykanen writes clever dialogue and his laconic humour is an enjoyment for every reader" - Aamulehti

Genre: Mystery

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2010 : USA Perfect Paperback
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Title: Raid and the Blackest Sheep
Author(s): Harri Nykanen
ISBN: 0-9824449-2-3 / 978-0-9824449-2-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ice Cold Crime LLC
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October 2010 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Raid and the Blackest Sheep
Author(s): Harri Nykanen
Publisher: Ice Cold Crime LLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU