Featuring Police Inspector Kurt Wallander: the hard-drinking, opera-loving, down-at-heal divorcee, and incomparable cop.
Wallander is back from the holiday of a lifetime in Rome. But when death and destruction loom large in his working day, it seems like he'd never been away. When his father dies and a serial killer confounds him and his team of detectives with increasingly brutal murders, Wallander is plunged into the dark reality of his life as a cop.
Four nuns and an unidentified woman are found with their throats slit in a convent in Africa. In Sweden a birdwatcher is skewered to death after falling into a pit of carefully sharpened bamboo poles. How are these deaths connected? Kurt Wallander must find out before it happens again . . .