Hard-nosed hit man Raid is lying low at his farmhouse in
northern Finland when the son of a local shopkeeper
stumbles onto his property with bloodthirsty Bolivian drug
traffickers on his heels. Raid comes to the boy's aid, and
arouses the ire of the Bolivian cartel.
Further south, Detective Lieutenant Jansson and his
colleagues find the bodies of a Bolivian warehouse worker
and a Finnish flight attendant in a Helsinki home, along with
a closet brimming with stolen goods.
In this twisting tale of cops, criminals, and those who blur
the lines, Jansson and his team struggle to connect the dots
behind the case. Were the killings the work of a jealous
lover, the result of a theft racket gone awry, or something
else entirely? And how might a shady PI and a decadesold
prostitution case be linked to the murders?
Harri Nykanen, 58, is a Finnish author who has written
nearly 30 books, the best known of which are his Raid
novels. Nykanen's work has been translated into several
languages, but only recently has it become available in
English, first with Raid and the Blackest Sheep, and now
with Raid and the Kid. A TV series based on the Raid
character has appeared in Finland and select U.S.
markets, and a Raid movie screened in theaters across
The thin man joined in the fun and shook the kid
about like a ragdoll. His muscles began to tremble.
The fat one slapped him hard on the cheek.
“Let him go.”
The boy heard the voice, but it took a moment to
realize that it wasn’t his imagination. They all turned
at the same time.
The fog had thickened, and the surface of the lake
had begun to melt into the mist. It seemed as though
the man had simply materialized out of the fog. He
was dressed in a faded sweater and worn-out jeans.
His hair was tousled, as if he had just rolled out of a
pile of hay in the barn.
He stood in a carefree manner, one hand behind his
back, seemingly oblivious to the idea that he might
have walked into the wrong place at the wrong time.
The expression on his face was almost cordial.
The fat man looked at his partner, who nodded. Then
he raised his gun.
The man from the fog stood in the same position,
save for his hand, which moved fluidly, as though
rehearsed a thousand times before. The gun came up,
fired, and the fat man found himself with a gaping
hole in his shoulder.
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