Sjöwall & Wahlöö: The Man Who Went Up In Smoke


4.5 out of 5 stars
Inspector Martin Beck of the Stockholm Homicide Squad has his summer vacation abruptly terminated when the top brass at the foreign office pack him off to Budapest to search for Alf Matsson, a well-known Swedish journalist who has vanished.

Beck investigates viperous Eastern European underworld figures and, risking his life, stumbles upon the international racket in which Matsson was involved. With the coolly efficient local police on his side and a predatory nymphet on his tail, Beck pursues a case whose international implications grow with each new clue.