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The Resource Behind God's Back

Behind God's Back

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Behind God's Back
Title
Behind God's Back
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Harri Nykanen ; translated from the Finnish by Kristian London
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Behind Gods back
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Language
eng
Summary
Praise for Harri Nykänen's Nights of Awe:"The clever combination of classic Jewish themes with the traditions of Nordic crime makes for a refreshing tale with wide appeal. And the subtle humor makes it even better."—Booklist"Professional responsibility and ethnic affiliation clash in Nykänen's intriguing first novel. The resolution will satisfy noir fans."—Publishers Weekly"Ariel Kafka wins the award for most intriguing name for a fictional detective, and it suits this impressively labyrinthine mystery series."—Time OutThe second in the Ariel Kafka series.There are two Jewish cops in all of Helsinki. One of them, Ariel Kafka, a lieutenant in the Violent Crime Unit, identifies himself as a policeman first, then a Finn, and lastly a Jew. Kafka is a religiously non-observant forty-something bachelor who is such a stubborn, dedicated policeman that he's willing to risk his career to get an answer. Murky circumstances surround his investigation of a Jewish businessman's murder. Neo-Nazi violence, intergenerational intrigue, shady loans—predictable lines of investigation lead to unpredictable culprits. But a second killing strikes closer to home, and the Finnish Security Police come knocking. The tentacles of Israeli politics and Mossad reach surprisingly far, once again wrapping Kafka in their sticky embrace.Harri Nykänen, born in Helsinki in 1953, was a well-known crime journalist and is now dedicated to writing fiction. The first in the Ariel Kafka series was Nights of Awe. Nykänen's work exposes the local underworld through the eyes of the criminal, the terrorist, and now from the point of view of an eccentric Helsinki police inspector
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While investigating a Jewish businessman's murder, lieutenant Ariel Kafka of the Violent Crime Unit, finds his predictable leads guiding him to unpredictable suspects
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  • Nykanen, Harri
  • London, Kristian
Dewey number
894.54133
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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London, Kristian
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Series statement
Ariel Kafka novels
Series volume
0002
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  • Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Travel Literature
Target audience
adult
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Behind God's Back
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OVERDRIVE:061b68f1-d5cd-4d86-9320-162d94505839
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9781908524430
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optical disk
Label
Behind God's Back
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:061b68f1-d5cd-4d86-9320-162d94505839
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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9781908524430
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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